Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Book Review: The Daughter of Highland Hall

The Daughter of Highland Hall || Book 2, Edwardian Brides (Waterbrook Multnomah, October 2014)

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, forcing 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.
Historical romance from a time period where everything seems to be changing...there are cars and yet debutante balls are a thing of normalcy. If you recall, I reviewed the first book in this series and very much enjoyed it. This book is absolutely no exception. I've never had my fingers crossed so hard for a character as I did for Jon. Watching Kate finally come into her own had me smiling and cheering. Meeting up with William and Julia again was a delight and as I turned the final pages, I couldn't help but wish that there were another book, just so I could keep reading. I'm thrilled to say that there is but bummed to report that it won't be out for an entire year!


I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review.  All thoughts, comments and opinions are my own.
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