Thursday, August 8, 2013

"The Governess of Highland Hall" by Carrie Turansky

About this book:

Worlds lie between the marketplaces of India and the halls of a magnificent country estate like Highland Hall. Will Julia be able to find her place when a governess is neither upstairs family nor downstairs help?
   Missionary Julia Foster loves working alongside her parents, ministering and caring for young girls in India. But when the family must return to England due to illness, she readily accepts the burden for her parents’ financial support. Taking on a job at Highland Hall as governess, she quickly finds that teaching her four privileged, ill-mannered charges at a grand estate is more challenging than expected, and she isn’t sure what to make of the estate’s preoccupied master, Sir William Ramsey.
   Widowed and left to care for his two young children and his deceased cousin Randolph’s two teenage girls, William is consumed with saving the estate from the financial ruin. The last thing he needs is any distraction coming from the kindhearted-yet-determined governess who seems to be quietly transforming his household with her persuasive personality, vibrant prayer life, and strong faith.
   While both are tending past wounds and guarding fragile secrets, Julia and William are determined to do what it takes to save their families—common ground that proves fertile for unexpected feelings. But will William choose Julia’s steadfast heart and faith over the wealth and power he needs to secure Highland Hall’s future?”

 Series: ‘Edwardian Brides’ book 1.  

Spiritual Content-
Songs of Solomon 8:7 & Matthew 5:8 are quoted in the front of the book; Galatians 5:13-14 and Psalm 112 are quoted; Julia, being a missionary, is so firm in her Faith, she does many prayers.

Negative Content-
Some staff members are rude to Julia.

Sexual Content-
Kisses; Julia says, while she and her family were in India, they saved girls who were sold by their families to Hindu temples.. “’s a very heathen practice that takes away a young girls innocence & purity..”.

-Julia Foster
-William Ramsay

                                         P.O.V. of Julia, William, Sarah, Ann & Mrs. Emmitt
                                                 Set in 1911
                                                                                           314 pages

The first book I’ve read by Mrs. Turansky, and I have to say, I’m impressed!  I really liked it! It was a clean, sometimes witty, with a touch of romance, historical book! 

This book comes out 10/15/13! Pick it up then or Pre-order it today! 

*I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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