Monday, February 2, 2015

"The Daughter of Highland Hall" by Carrie Turansky

About this book:

  “Eighteen-year-old Katherine Ramsey travels to London with her family to make her debut into society and hopefully find her future husband. Her overbearing aunt insists she must secure a proposal from a wealthy young man who is in line to inherit his father’s title and estate. But Katherine questions her aunt’s plans when she gets to know Jonathan Foster, a handsome medical student and strong Christian who is determined to protect the poor and vulnerable in London’s East End. When a family scandal puts a damper on Katherine’s hopes for the season, she has time to volunteer with Jonathan, caring for children in one of London’s poorest areas, and romance blossoms. Katherine’s faith grows and she begins to envision a different future with Jonathan. But when Katherine’s work in the East End puts her in danger, Jonathan distances himself from Katherine to protect her. A wealthy suitor reappears, and Katherine must choose which path to follow.

Series: Book #2 in the “Edwardian Brides” series. {Book #1’s review Here! (Old rating system) They do not have to be read in order, but will make the most sense. Book #3 is coming out in Fall 2015.}

Spiritual Content- Matthew 6:33 at the beginning; Prayers; Many, many Scriptures are quoted and mentions of Scriptures; Mentions of going to church; ‘H’s are capital; Talks about God, Praying, God’s in control, Scriptures applying to your life, Serving God and many more; Jon and Julia were missionaries with their parents in India; Kate is a new Christian & grows in her faith; Julia underlines in her Bible; Witnessing.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘idiot’ and two “oh my stars”; Curses are said by Charlie but are not written; Mentions that a man spends a lot of time in the pub; A man is murder (barely-above-not-detailed).

Sexual Content- Two semi-detailed kisses (but one of those is between a married couple); Kisses on the hand & check; Nearness; A remembering when David kissed Kate (no details); Mentions of gowns that have low necklines and/or show off the figure; William can’t wait till he and Julia are married; a Mention of an illegitimate child (no details); A baby is conceived & born out of wedlock (only thing is said is that the women lived with the man but they weren’t married); A mention that a father is the one who determines “whether his children would be male or female”; Mentions of young women in India turning into prostitutes (the word isn’t said, no details); David & Dorothea are having an affair when her husband is gone; a mention of William’s late wife who had an affair (no details); To quote Kate: “That horrible Charles Felton—the one who had looked her up and down at the ball as if he were undressing her? He made her skin crawl!”; Love, falling in love, & the emotions. 

-Katherine “Kate” Ramsey
-Jonathan “Jon” Foster
                                         P.O.V. switches between them, Lydia, Julia & William.
                                              Set in 1912
                                                        326 pages

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My personal Rating- 

Just like “The Governess at Highland Hall”, I really enjoyed “The Daughter at Highland Hall”! I can’t wait to read the third book in this series which is coming in October! I really liked all the Spiritual content in this novel!

See y’all on Wednesday with another 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.
*I received this e-book for free from the Publisher for this review.


  1. Hi Lindsey, thank you for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed The Daughter of Highland Hall and are reviewing it for girls. My husband often speaks at homeschool conference, and we are always pleased to meet so many teen girls who enjoy my books. I think many of the issues my heroines face are relevant to teen girls today. I try to keep them in mind as I write. I'm just finishing the next book in the series, A Refuge at Highland Hall. It's set during WW1, so I think readers will enjoy learning about the war in France and England as well as following events in the Ramsey family and their loyal staff. Penny steps forward as the heroine in this book and Lydia play a major role as well. The hero is a brave British pilot. Happy Reading!

    1. Hi Miss Carrie!
      Thank You for writing this wonderful book! Yes! Thank you so much! I cannot wait to read "A Refuge at Highland Hall"! I haven't read much WW1 books, so I'm especially excited to read it!
      Thank you so much for your comment and promoting this review!
      Have a wonderfully Blessed week!
      ~Lindsey Z.
      Owner of BFCG