Book Review: Refuge at Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky

A Refuge at Highland Hall

I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.

The Synopsis:

In this third and final book in the Edwardian Brides Series, you’ll be swept away to England and France in 1915 as the Ramsey family and their staff and friends face the dramatic challenges and losses of World War One, yet they also experience the hope and triumph that comes as they put their trust in God to carry them through. Penny Ramsey helps the family welcome a group of orphaned children to Highland Hall, but she soon discovers caring for them is more difficult than she’d expected. She writes to Alex Goodwin, a daring British pilot, who chases German zeppelins across the sky over the Front Line in France, and longs for the day she will see him again. You’ll be delighted by two pure and heartwarming romances: Penny and Alex, and Lydia Chambers and Marius Ritter, a lady’s maid and a prisoner of war. But most of all I hope you’ll be inspired by the characters’ examples of trusting God through the trials they face.

Fans of “Downton Abbey” will find many of the same elements in this series: A wealthy, aristocratic family living on a large English country estate with romance, conflicts, and family drama; and loyal servants with troubles and heartaches of their own.

My Review:

Just as in the first two books of the Edwardian Brides series, Carrie has an enchanting writing style that will pull you into the story and keep you interested. I love the characters and the storyline was especially engaging. As the synopsis says, the delightful romances are clean and there are many uplifting conversations and examples to trust God through our trials. The heart of this book is evident in the story and personally, this was my favorite of the series.

I rate it 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to all former fans of Turansky’s work as well as fans of historical romance/fiction.


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