The Governess of Highland Hall

governessofhighlandTITLE:  The Governess of Highland Hall

AUTHOR:  Carrie Turansky

GENRE: Inspirational Fiction, Historic Fiction, Religious Fiction and Romance Fiction


SETTING(S) :  Berkshire, England, 1911

SUBJECT: Wealth, Social class, Missionaries, Faith, Love, Family, Interpersonal relations and Romances

MAIN CHARACTERS: Julia Foster, William Ramsey, Sarah Ramsey, Katherine Ramsey, Penelope Ramsey, Andrew Ramsey, Millie Ramsey, Clark Dalton, Mrs. Emmitt, Mr. Lawerance and Ann Norton

SUMMARY: Missionary Julia Foster loves working alongside her parents, ministering and caring for young girls in India. But when the family must return to England due to illness, she readily accepts the burden for her parents’ financial support. Taking on a job at Highland Hall as governess, she quickly finds that teaching her four privileged, ill-mannered charges at a grand estate is more challenging than expected, and she isn’t sure what to make of the estate’s preoccupied master, Sir William Ramsey.

Widowed and left to care for his two young children and his deceased cousin’s two teenage girls, William is consumed with saving the estate from financial ruin. The last thing he needs is the distraction coming of a kindhearted-yet-determined governess who seems to be quietly transforming his household with her persuasive personality, vibrant prayer life, and strong faith.

While both are tending past wounds and guarding fragile secrets, Julia and William are determined to do what it takes to save their families–common ground that proves fertile for unexpected feelings. But will William choose Julia’s steadfast heart and faith over the wealth and power he needs to secure Highland Hall’s future? ~ Via: Good Reads

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