July 30, 2013

The Governess of HIghland Hall

The Governess of Highland Hall, Edwardian Brides Series #1   -     
        By: Carrie Turansky

You meet Julia Foster on the first page of The Governess of Highland Hall.    Julia has recently returned from the mission field in India with her parents.  Her father had become gravely ill and needed to return home to England.   Julia needs to find work to help support her parents.  She cautiously approaches Highland Hall, hoping for a chance to work as a governess to the owner’s two small children.  On her way, she meets Sir William Ramsey; however, she mistakenly assumes he is the chauffeur!   Thus, begins her time at Highland Hall.

Julia soon falls in-love with the children and unfortunately, with Sir William, too!!!!  It is interesting to watch Julia blend into the household.  She soon becomes indispensable caring for both the younger children as well as Sir William’s teenage nieces.  When Sir William has trouble finding a way to pay the inheritance taxes, he turns to Julia to share the details of his dilemma.

Hang on for the ride as the solution does not come until the final pages!!!!
The Governess of Highland Hall is the first novel by Carrie Turansky that I have read.  It was great to find a new author, who writes about this time period of English history!

I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for my unbiased review