Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Daughter of Highland Hall

What if the title, the estate, the life of security and splendor… what if it isn’t enough?Strong-willed and beautiful, debutante Katherine Ramsey feels ready to take the London social season by storm, and she must. Her family estate, Highland Hall, has been passed to older male cousin Sir William Ramsey, and her only means of securing her future is to make a strong debut and find a proper husband. With her all-knowing and meddling aunt as a guide, Katherine is certain to attract suitors at the lavish gatherings, sparkling with Great Britain’s elite.When a shocking family scandal sidelines Katherine, myforcing her out of the social spotlight, she keeps a low profile, volunteering with the poor in London’s East End. Here Katherine feels free from her predictable future, and even more so as a friendship with medical student Jonathan Foster deepens and her faith in God grows. But when Katherine is courted anew by a man of wealth and position, dreams of the life she always thought she wanted surface again. Torn between tradition and the stirrings in her heart for a different path, she must decide whom she can trust and love—and if she will choose a life serving others over one where she is served.

My thoughts: I enjoyed the first book in this series, so I wad thrilled to start this story! Carrie Turansky didn't disappoint! I love how thos novel was one of contrast: Kate has grown up quite priveledged, and is on the brink of her season when the story begins. Then, there is Jon, with his life as a medical student in Edwardian England, volunteering in an Eaat End clinic for the poor and working class. I think I enjoyed this book even more than the first one! (though, they are both excellent)
Other than the excellent story line, I liked that the story involves some historical figures.I also love all the different stories that are going on, and how some things are continued from the first book. Two thumbs up!
I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.

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