Thursday, February 25, 2016

A Refuge at Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky

Have you had the chance to read Carrie Turansky's Edwardian Brides series? Her first two books were such fun reads I knew that I needed to pick up this third one and find out about Penny Ramsey's story!

From the Back Cover:
The Great War shakes the world of a spirited young woman and the brave British pilot she loves, taking her from London to her family's magnificent country estate, and sending him into war torn skies over France.
Penny Ramsey has always considered Highland Hall her home, but when Britain becomes involved in World War I, she travels to London to help her sister Kate with the eight orphan children she and her husband, Jon, have taken into their home.  Doing her part for the war effort takes priority over Penny's dream of romance until she meets Alex Goodwin, a Royal Naval Air Service pilot in training.
Alex is determined to prove his worth and do his part to defend his country.  Knowing he is heading off for the dangerous assignment of chasing Zeppelins in France, he feels it's unwise to form any romantic attachments. But he can't help admiring the pretty, warm-hearted Penny and wondering what if would be like to find her waiting when he returns home from the war.
As Penny writes to Alex, their friendship blossoms, and she becomes his tie to home and normalcy as he faces the hardship of war.  But being an RNAS pilot means confronting the enemy, and the fallout from those experiences pushes Alex beyond Penny's reach.  Can God mend the brokenness left by the losses of war?

My Review:
I was excited to be able to finally read this third book about the Ramsey family.  Miss Penny Ramsey is a likable character that definitely has you rooting in her favor to finally find some romance of her own.  She is full of life, kind to all, and grounded in her faith.  As she faces the uncertain times thrust upon Britain, she is continually reminded that she must trust in God in order to have the strength to go through these trials.  Alex, on the other hand, is a bit self-confident, but quickly learns that he cannot live life on his own strength.  It was fun to read the continuing story for so many of the characters that I've come to know through this series.  This is a great series that is clean, and wholesome.  One that I would let my daughter read when she is older.  So consider picking up this series and find out all about the Ramsey family.

You can click on the book titles to find my review of The Governess of Highland Hall and The Daughter of Highland Hall.   If you'd like to read the first chapter of A Refuge at Highland Hall, click here.  Find out about the author by clicking here.

***I received this book free from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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