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Friday, August 9, 2013

The Governess of Highland Hall

Julia Foster needs a job. Sir William Ramsey needs a governess for his own two children and his cousin's two daughters, who are preparing for their first season in London. Julia's experience in working with orphans has made her highly qualified to fill Sir William's needs. The Governess of Highland Hall takes an old plot and serves it up once again. There are a few differences: Julia has wisdom to match Sir William's dilemmas, Sir William is open enough to Julia's advice to begin taking it, there is internal strife among the estate's staff, and a fire breaks out in the children's wing of Highland Hall that brings more worries to Sir William.

Just because this plot has been done before--the aristocracy and the service classes mixing together to find true love--doesn't mean this is not an enjoyable read, it is very much enjoyable. Carrie Turansky has well developed, believable characters with real foibles and strengths along with well defined faith.

It only took me two days to read this partially because I had a long day in the car on Wednesday this week. Because the book was so enjoyable, it was an easy read and worth the time.

Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, and a fancy ball gown.

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