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The Daughter of Highland Hall (Edwardian Brides #2)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  1,091 Ratings  ·  217 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
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

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
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
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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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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,
Apr 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Daughter of Highland Hall, book two in the Edwardian Brides series, is a novel that I have been eagerly anticipating for more than a year! That is a lot of pressure to put on a story. So, did it make the grade? Is it all that the first book, The Governess of Highland Hall, was and more? The answer to these questions is a definite yes! Those who have read book one will enjoy returning to the lives of the characters who endeared themselves to us. However, if you have not read The Governess of ...more
Connie Fischer
Sep 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
1912, London. Katherine (Kate) Ramsey is preparing to enter the social season by being presented at court. While she is looking forward to the season, she is somewhat bored with all the things she must remember to do. As she lost her parents years ago, she is living with her cousin, Baron William Ramsey of Highland Hall. Her aunt, Lady Louisa Gatewood has undertaken Kate’s training for her presentation. However, Lady Louisa is a harsh and pushy woman who has added to Kate’s frustration and taken ...more
Oct 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Katherine Ramsey is excited to make her debut and capture the attention of a wealthy heir, and despite her horrible presentation to the royal family, she is doing her best to live up to Aunt Louisa's expectations, and secure an acceptable proposal. But when a young medical student crosses her path and surprises her with his genuine dedication to the Lord and helping those in need. She can't help but wonder if a different life is what she is being called to...

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Shonda Knowlton
Sep 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Daughter of Highland Hall: A Novel (Edwardian Brides Book 2) by Carrie Turansky is the next book after The Governess of Highland Hall. Katherine (Kate) Ramsey is ready to make her debut in London, England. She's 18 years old and looking forward to finding a husband. But as she engages in the society parties she feels empty and useless. Her overbearing aunt Louisa is intent on finding the perfect match and will go to great lengths to ensure Kate's rightful place in society even if Kate is unh ...more
Alisha L.
Sep 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed "The Daughter of Highland Hall"! It was a good historical fiction novel with great characters and good themes. The story revolves around Katherine "Kate" Ramsey who is entering her debut season to find a suitable suitor with a place in high society and with wealth. The story also has a bit of a side mystery about Kate's maid trying to find her sister.

Kate's character shows a lot of growth in the story. She starts out wanting to marry for the reasons of having wealth and status i
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