“The Governess of Highland Hall” by Carrie Turansky, book review
When she returns from India to England to help her father recover from a lengthy illness, Julia must find a way to support her family. She gets a job as governess to the children of widowed Sir William Ramsey. While she quickly settles into the routine of caring for the children, Sir William is confronted with the large “Death Taxes” imposed his inheritance of Highland Hall, following the death of his cousin.
Both Julia and William have a strong will to do what is best for their family, even at the expense of their own happiness. And both have a strong faith in the Lord. During the months, Julia helps both the children and Sir William to heal following the death of their mother. And Julia helps other members of the family and staff to grow and change for the better.
I enjoyed this novel. While the general story was a bit predictable, the character developement was wonderful. The pace of the action was just right, fast enough to keep my interest, but not so fast that I got lost. I was humbled by the selflessness of both Julia and Sir William as they were willing to give up for others.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Random House. All opinions expressed are my own. Book available soon from Amazon and other retailers.