The Governess of Highland Hall
By Carrie Turansky
Julia Foster loved her life as a missionary working alongside her parents in India. However, they were forced to return to England when her father became ill. Now Julia must find work to support her family during this hard time. She soon finds a position as a governess at a nearby estate. She loves the small children she has in her care though they can be unruly; and the elder girls Julia teaches are difficult at best. Julia’s greatest struggle, however, is in relating to the master of the estate, Sir William Ramsey. Both Julia and Sir William are fraught with hardships each their own. Can they come together to share one another’s burdens and find love in the process?
I think this is the first book I have read by Carrie Turansky. I thought it was well written and engaging. I enjoyed unexpected twists and turns for the different characters in the book – some finding love where it was least expected; others learning how to live with heartbreak. I’m so glad to see a male lead character that emphasizes faith with his household and leads them in daily devotions and prayer. It’s sad to say that is a unique feature to find even in Christian fiction. Faith in God is a major theme of the book, and I think the author did a good job of exploring the troubles we all face in trusting Him. Overall, I thought this was a good read – an A for quality Christian fiction.
I received a free copy of this book from Multnomah Books in exchange for my honest review.