The Daughter of Highland Hall (Edwardian Brides, #2)
by Carrie Turansky
Publisher: Waterbrook Multnomah
Release Date: October 7, 2014
Genres: Christian, Historical, Romance
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Rating: ★ (1 out of 5 stars)
Fans of Downton Abbey, Jane Eyre, and Pride & Prejudice will enjoy this pure and inspiring romance taking place in Edwardian England amid a clash of cultures and changing times.
Eighteen-year-old Katherine Ramsey travels to London with her family to make her debut into society and hopefully find her future husband. Her overbearing aunt insists she must secure a proposal from a wealthy young man who is in line to inherit his father’s title and estate. But Katherine questions her aunt’s plans when she gets to know Jonathan Foster, a handsome medical student and strong Christian who is determined to protect the poor and vulnerable in London’s East End. When a family scandal puts a damper on Katherine’s hopes for the season, she has time to volunteer with Jonathan, caring for children in one of London’s poorest areas, and romance blossoms. Katherine’s faith grows and she begins to envision a different future with Jonathan. But when Katherine’s work in the East End puts her in danger, Jonathan distances himself from Katherine to protect her. A wealthy suitor reappears, and Katherine must choose which path to follow.
I read The Governess of Highland Hall when it released last year and really enjoyed it. And while there were certain things I enjoyed about this sequel (like seeing old characters such as Julia and William!) I simply could not get into it. To be honest, I couldn’t finish it no matter how hard I tried. There are so many things readers can enjoy about this series if they enjoy victorian-era christian fiction and I so wish I could’ve loved this book…and maybe I could’ve learned to enjoy it had I stuck through and finished. But for me, I was too bored and annoyed with the characters to try. Katherine was the opposite of the type of heroine I look for when I read. I didn’t like her at all and that made it difficult. I found everything about the story to be much too predictable, and not liking the characters made me not go forward at all.
Remembering that this is only ONE reader’s opinion – if you enjoy victorian-era christian fiction you shouldn’t let my words stop you from giving it a fair chance. This could be your new favorite series for all I know. The first book lets me know that there are a lot of things to like about these books. But for me, I will be adding this particular one to my DNF pile.
*I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. My sincerest apologies for my late response!
Thanks for reading! ♥