The Daughter of Highland Hall, by Carrie Turansky, is the second book in the Edwardian Brides series. Following its predecessor, The Governess of Highland Hall, this book tells the story of Katherine Ramsey, now a debutante in the London social season.
Katherine, with her Aunt Louisa’s assistance, is determined to have a successful London season, ending with a proposal from a wealthy Englishman who can provide her with a title and the life she deserves. But when Jonathan Foster comes to reside in their London home while visiting his sister, Julia, Katherine’s priorities begin to change. The wealthy men she meets at balls and parties expect nothing of her except beauty and social standing. But Jonathan takes her to volunteer in the medical clinic of the poorest part of London, and she begins to understand that life is more than parties and wealth.
I enjoyed reading this book. Both Katherine and Jonathan were faced with the decision that most of us face in life. What does God expect of us? Do we follow the expected path, or take a chance on the path God leads us toward? The book is set in 1912, but it presents many of the same challenges people face today. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys historical fiction.
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