Review of The Daughter of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Daughter of Highland Hall (Edwardian Brides, #2)The Daughter of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
★: Didn't Like it
★★: It was Ok
★★★: Liked it
★★★★: Really liked it
★★★★★: It was amazing

Suggested Age:15+ Genre:Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction

WOW! I really think this might be the best book of the year!  I don’t often find an author who incorporates quite so much of a Christian view as this one and I rather enjoyed that!  So many Christian romance novels don’t delve into the importance of Christ’s teachings on being unequally yoked. This one placed great emphasis on that matter.
Another thing, if you’re a fan of recent shows such as Call the Midwife, you may be interested in knowing that this story is set in the London East End in the early part of the 1900s. Since I’m a fan of that show, I enjoyed seeing a look into an earlier time in that area.  

I did not realize this was book two in a series when I requested it but I was able to follow along without any issue.  Since I finished, I’ve ordered book one in the series and I cannot wait until it arrives!  I think I’ve found a new favorite, for sure!

Note: I have deemed this book as appropriate for teens but in full disclosure, there is an instance of an unwed mother. While I feel that it is not inappropriate, I do know that some of my reader-friends would not want their teens to read about such a circumstance. I will leave that to reader discretion but I found it to be of a non-issue. The pregnancy was not praised in any way and it was written appropriately.

Eighteen year old Katherine has travelled to London with her aunt so that she can make her debut into society and hopefully secure her future by landing a proposal from a prominent member of society.

Jon Foster is the son of a missionary and he has just returned to London to finish his medical training so that he can return to India and continue the missions that his father has started.

Jon’s sister is engaged to Katherine’s guardian (as both of her parents are deceased) and thus, the two become acquainted and begin to have feelings for one another—much to the disdain of Katherine’s overbearing aunt!
The Daughter of Highland Hall is a delightful read but it also doesn’t shy away from the social issues that were prevalent in Edwardian England.    From the richly halls of the king and queen to the poor houses of the East London End, this book takes you through a rich storyline that will leave you craving more.

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Carrie Turansky is an award-winning author of more than a dozen novels and novellas. She has written contemporary and historical romances, women's fiction, short stories, articles, and devotionals. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Scott, and they have five adult children and four grandchildren.

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I received this book free from the publisher through a fantastic program called Litfuse Publicity. I was not required to write a positive review. The thoughts and opinions I have expressed are my own. This giveaway is being sponsored by Litfuse
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3 Responses to “Review of The Daughter of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky”

  1. This one looks really interesting:)

  2. This is the second time in two weeks I've read about this book, and before that I'd never even heard of it or its author. I guess it's time to request it from the library!