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The Daughter of Highland Hall

(Edwardian Brides #2)

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3.94  ·  Rating details ·  1,255 ratings  ·  233 reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 322 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by Multnomah (first published January 1st 2014)
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Carrie Turansky
Apr 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Hi Friends, I'm very excited to share this second book in the Edwardian Brides Series with you! I hope you'll enjoy traveling to London with Kate and her family as she makes her debut into society and tries to decide who she wants to marry and what path she will take in her life. Researching debutantes court presentations was a fun part of planning this story. I enjoyed imagining what it would be like to go to the palace and curtsy before the king ad queen of England. I'm working on Book 3 now, ...more
✨ Gramy ✨
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
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This is a clean, inspirational, Christian based story. It is able to stand on its own and delivers an H.E.A.

The character of Katherine portrayed in this story seems much more likable than in book 1. A good, Christian influence changed her way of thinking and she developed compassion to help those in need, especially children.

I listened to the audible version of this book through Hoopla and really enjoyed it. So I am moving on to book 3.

No cliffhangers!

No cliffhangers!
Susie
Sep 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lovers of a good love story, "Downton Abbey", Christian fiction, and historical fiction
Recommended to Susie by: Carrie Turansky - when I met her on a trip to Scotland
"We met in May; he proposed in July; we were married in December." (Jon's grandmother shared the story of when she married his grandfather.) Whirlwind romance? Apparently this kind of story wasn't uncommon in Edwardian England among the social elite. Carrie Turanksy's "The Daughter of Highland Hall" gives readers a wonderful inside look at the Social Season in London, where the goal in the spring was for a young lady (17 or 18 yrs old) to have a proposal by the end of the summer -- from a young ...more
Amber Schamel
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I listened to the audiobook version and it was fantastic.

I really enjoyed Carrie's style of storytelling, and the plot moved along nicely. There were enough subplots to keep the story interesting even through Kate's waiting and apprehension.

The thing I appreciated most about the story was the strong theme that physical and emotional attraction are not enough for a strong, healthy (not to mention Christian) marriage. To have things in common isn't enough either. There must be a mutual foundatio
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Kelvey

The Daughter of Highland Hall is the second book in the Edwardian Brides series.
I did not enjoy this book as much as I thought I would, sadly. It just didn't capture my attention and I found it to be predictable and too slow-moving for my taste.
Although it was "just okay" for me, it did have aspects that I enjoyed. For one, the emphasis on Christ and witnessing really made the story--Katherine and Jonathan made a good team when working in London's East End. It also made a good point throughout
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Loraine
Turansky continues the story of Highland Hall with Katherine Ramsey the cousin of Sir William Ramsey who is living with he and his wife, Lady Julia. Kate, as she is known, is ready for her London season and will be presented by her curmudgeon of an aunt, Louisa. But one problem after another leads to a disappointing season.

I loved feisty, independent Kate, and enjoyed seeing her mature and grow in her faith as her life became topsy-turvy. What she thought she wanted in life turned out to be some
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Jen
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Heather Harden
Sep 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I first met Katherine in "The Governess of Highland Hall" book one of the Edwardian Brides series by Carrie Turansky. On the eve of her societal debut, the world may have said Katherine was ready for adulthood but her actions showed her to be an immature and selfish teenager. In "The Daughter of Highland Hall" Katherine "Kate" Ramsey is ready for her first season. But instead of parties and gowns, Katherine finds a much deeper purpose with a class of people whom society says should never fit int ...more
Alice
Nov 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Love love love this book!!!!!! What a great sequel!!!
I really appreciate Carrie's ability to write a sweet, touching romance without dwelling on the physical aspect. Her novels are clean, uplifting, and vivid glimpses into the past!
A set of very real characters lend an encouraging and challenging point of view that all of us can apply to those around us.
Mature Christians will be strengthened, young Christians will be inspired, and those who do not know Jesus will be introduced to our loving Savi
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Brenda
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved The Governess of Highland Hall and the Daughter of Highland Hall even more! I read it in a day. Just could not put it down! I'm so drawn to the era and the romance of the time. Life's struggles and Gods faithfulness!!! Two people drawn together in a beautiful, well written, inspirational novel.
Andrea Cox
Sep 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
By Andrea Renee Cox

Another wonderful book is heading to stores near you in early October. The Daughter of Highland Hall is the second book in Carrie Turansky’s Edwardian Brides series, following The Governess of Highland Hall in grand fashion. Fans of Jane Austen, Downton Abbey, and Julie Klassen will love this author’s work as well!

When Kate enters London society as a debutante, her hopes for her future soar to new heights. But mistakes and family scandals seem to follow her like the train of h
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Susan Snodgrass
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Carrie Turansky continues her Edwardian Brides series with this second book. I love her research and the history of the time period us fascinating.

This book follows Kate Ramsey's debut into society, an event that will, hopefully secure her a marriage proposal, which is the desire of every young debutante.

Jon Foster is but a lowly medical student with no hope at all of even having Kate glance his way. However, Jon's heart is not cooperating with society's rules.

Events transpire that may dimini
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Hannah
I didn't enjoy the story of the second book quite as much as I did the first, though I loved seeing the characters again (yes, this series does need to be read in order). Katherine is a rather humorous character (the presentation scene was...interesting, to say the least!) I found her rather stuck-up in the first book and didn't expect to like this one much, but she really did turn into a sympathetic character pretty quickly, as she tries to figure out what she wants to do with her life and fina ...more
Joy Bitlet
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Daughter of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky is a well written story that follows The Governess of Highland Hall. The characters are brought to life in the Edwardian time period with vivid details of fashion and customs. A young woman is torn between following the customs of the day or searching for a marriage based on love. Growing faith helps Kate determine her choice. I enjoyed this historical fiction novel so much that I finished in two days!
Rebecca
Jul 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
High expectations. Attention to detail. Endless preparation. Constant scrutiny. Such was the life of an aspiring young debutante in Edwardian era England.

When eighteen-year-old Katherine Ramsey arrives in London on the brink of her debut into polite society, she does her best to follow directions, listen to advice, wear the right clothes and behave properly; especially in front of her ever-demanding aunt; Lady Louisa Gatewood, her societal sponsor; determined to place Katherine in the position
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Terri Gillespie
Sep 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Turansky Triumphs Again with Book 2 of Edwardian Brides Series, The Daughter of Highland Hall

This morning I spent the last few exquisite hours in Edwardian England thanks to award-winning author Carrie Turansky’s newest release, The Daughter of Highland Hall (Book two of the Edwardian Brides series).

As with Book one, The Governess of Highland Hall, Turansky does a superb job of taking the reader into both the “upstairs” and “downstairs” Edwardian world.

In Book Two, she expands that world to inc
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Louann
Sep 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: To those who enjoy Christian, romance, historical, and Downton Abbey type books.
Recommended to Louann by: Carrie Turansky
Daughter of Highland Hall picks up where The Governess of Highland Hall left off - London April 1912 ... where Carrie Turansky takes us back in time and describes in great detail what it means to be a young girl coming of age, making her debut into society, and being presented to the Queen and King. Kate's Aunt, Lady Louisa Gatewood, believes she knows what is best for Kate; a marriage proposal by the end of the season but is that really the right plan?

Ms. Turansky does a wonderful job of descr
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Hallie Szott
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This review is also posted on Book by Book.

Carrie Turansky’s The Daughter of Highland Hall beautifully follows up The Governess of Highland Hall in her Edwardian Brides series. This second novel has many of the same characters as the first, and I loved seeing the wonderful glimpses of Julia and William together, while two previously minor characters, Katherine Ramsey and Jonathan Foster, move to the forefront of the story and take the lead. As these two lead characters pursue dreams, confront im
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Susan
Sep 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A fabulous second in the series of Highland Hall! Carrie has once again woven a beautiful and gripping tale involving family, servants and the London season. This author knows her history and the goings-on of the servants who help run the huge estates and households of that time. Love Downton Abby? This is a must read for you! The hardships of dealing with gossip and sins of family and household, while trying to follow God’s path for you, in the midst of trying to find a husband during the famou ...more
Carrie Pagels
Nov 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
I listened to this book as an audible.com download.

Book two in Carrie Turansky's Highland Hall series gives us Kate making her debut in London society. She's very young, only 18, and having to make choices that will affect her for the rest of her life. Scandal in the family looms in the background. As part of her story arc she learns to deal with an over-bearing aunt. Kate must choose between two men who are pursuing her, but it becomes clear early on who she'll end up with. The story is slow to
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Stefanie Harten
Sep 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is a lovely story about a young girl, Katherine Ramsey, who knows the path she must follow to gain control of her life and have a say in her future. As the story progresses and her friendship with Jonathan Foster blossoms, Katherine's Faith in God deepens and she begins to question her path in life she has worked towards. The main storyline is truly captivating but the author weaves smaller story lines about the secondary characters in such a way that you cannot wait to find out about ...more
Staci
Sep 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
I enjoyed this second book of the series much more than the first.

The main character, Kate, definitely changed from the first book. She was not at all likable in The Governess of Highland Hall and had become a very likable one in the second novel. Initially, I had a difficult time with the character transformation as the reader didn't witness the transformation. Kate was a spoiled, self-centered character in book one and from page one in the second novel she was very different. Once I got past
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Carol
Jan 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
So, do you think I will be sorry if I read this book before reading Book One? I only have this one, but I know it's Book Two...

I enjoyed the way Kate changes and matures throughout the story. I can't say I was surprised by the ending, but I enjoyed the book. I am wondering why Lydia lives with her fiance though. Did they do that back in the Edwardian period? Or is Lydia a governess for her fiance's children? It didn't seem like she was a governess, more like she was enjoying becoming their mothe
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Wilani Wahl
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Is wealth and a place in society what is important or is love and happiness? Perhaps even more a right relationship with God that is shared between one another. This moving novel is set in the Edwardian period in London. This is the year Katherine was to be presented to the queen and her coming out in society. Would she have a proposal by the end of the season? You will have to read this great book to find out. This book is great and well written. I love the characters and the story and alas wil ...more
Joyce
Sep 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Carrie Turansky's second book in her series continues the Edwardian story of Kate Ramsey, William's cousin. She has only her courage and faith to help her navigate the London season. She constantly searches for answers from her faith. Kate soon realizes her faith will never fail her and follows it and her heart in making plans for her life. She had to decide which path to follow - the path that was expected of her which led to riches and possible unhappiness or the path to true happiness. No spo ...more
Kate Breslin
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I’ve read all three novels in Carrie Turansky’s Edwardian Bride series, and once again the author succeeds in delivering a compelling and inspiring tale set in England near the turn of the twentieth century. Her words bring life to the pages, with memorable characters, sumptuous scenes, and heart-wrenching conflict as a lovely young debutante must decide the course of her life amidst the glitter and grandeur of a first London Season. Must she choose, or can she have it all? As I stayed up late r ...more
Alannie Marshall
Jun 15, 2017 rated it liked it
A very enjoyable read that left me smiling. The characters are well balanced and easy to relate to. I appreciated the emphasis on faith, although I'm not entirely sure if Kate experienced a conversion. Perhaps just a reawakening? At any rate, it was still fun to experience, and I would definitely recommend it.
Natalie
Mar 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
3.5 stars

It was a little slow in some spots and I didn’t like it as well as the first in the series, but the romance was really sweet and the characters and time period were interesting to read about. I didn’t quite get how Kate could go from being a complete snot in book one to a total sweetheart in this one though.
Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
About this book:

“Eighteen-year-old Katherine Ramsey travels to London with her family to make her debut into society and hopefully find her future husband. Her overbearing aunt insists she must secure a proposal from a wealthy young man who is in line to inherit his father’s title and estate. But Katherine questions her aunt’s plans when she gets to know Jonathan Foster, a handsome medical student and strong Christian who is determined to protect the poor and vulnerable in London’s East End. Whe
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Iola
Oct 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Miss Katherine Ramsey is in London for her first Season, and her aunt and sponsor has high hopes that she’ll make a brilliant marriage. But the longer Kate spends moving in the ‘right’ circles, the more she questions the way things are done—particularly the emphasis on marrying for position rather than affection, let alone marrying for love.

I didn’t like Katherine at first—she seemed stupid and immature, but I suspect that was exactly the point. She was young, and she had led a sheltered life,
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Bestselling Inspirational Romance Author Carrie Turansky writes historical and contemporary novels and novellas set in England and the US. She has won the ACFW Carol Award, the Holt Medallion, and the International Digital Award. Readers say her stories are: "Heartwarming and inspiring! I couldn't put it down!" . . . "Touching love story. It captured me from the first page! Rich characters, beauti ...more

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Edwardian Brides (3 books)
  • The Governess of Highland Hall (Edwardian Brides, #1)
  • A Refuge at Highland Hall (Edwardian Brides, #3)