Edwardian Brides 2
By Carrie Turansky
Katherine Ramsey is to have her season in London and it is imperative that she make a good match in this her first season. Her aunt Lady Louisa Gatewood is her sponsor and she is anything but encouraging to her young niece. Aunt Louisa is a demeaning and harsh critic and it is as if she is trying to crush Kate's spirit and independence.
But there is one bright spot in all the hectic demands of trying to have a successful season - Jonathan Foster. But Jon isn't an acceptable match. He's training as a doctor. He's the son of missionaries. And he is the brother to Julia Foster the Governess of Highland Hall. But there is something about her friendship with Jon that touches her heart and makes her more open to God.
Despite a few missteps Kate manages to capture the attention of one of the seasons most eligible men. Edward is in line for all Kate and Aunt Louisa could hope for a title, an estate, and wealth. And he seems to appreciate Kate's wit and honesty. But there are secrets about the Ramsey family that are not common knowledge and when a scandal involving the family makes the front page of all of London's papers Kate's season may come to a sudden and abrupt end.
But what may be counted a devastating setback may provide Kate with the chance she needs to determine who she truly is and what she heart truly desires. But can she find peace with Aunt Louisa finding fault with every decision she makes?
The Daughter of Highland Hall is a delightful sequel to The Governess of Highland Hall and it picks up shortly after the first book concludes. I like how this book while following the characters from the first book features some of the other characters who were not in the forefront of book one. I personally can't wait for the third book in the series. Carrie Turansky has a way with words and can draw one into the story in such a way one is oblivious to what is going on around you.
I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.
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.