Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Governess of Highland Hall

In “The Governess of Highland Hall” by Carrie Turansky, we meet Julia Foster. Julia and her parents have been missionaries in India, but when Julia’s father becomes ill they decided to move back to England. Julia must find a job to help support her family. She secures a job as governess at Highland Hall taking care of Sir William Ramsey’s two children. She also must teach his two cousins the social graces in order for them to be presented at court. She soon finds the job difficult but vows to persevere. William has the daunting task of saving Highland Hall from financial ruin. He and Julia form a friendship and he comes to rely on her more than he should. That friendship becomes tested because William does not trust anyone because of a painful past. Julia soon finds herself falling in love with the master of Highland Hall but knows that it will never work out. She makes the painful decision to leave in order for William to save the hall. Will William choose love or money?

This is a well written book that will transport you to 1911 England. You can just imagine what life was like at a place like Highland Hall. This book shows us that if we listen to God and follow his plan then things will work out for the best. We just have to keep our eyes on Him and He will see us through. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. Click here to visit the author's website.

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