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A Refuge at Highland Hall

(Edwardian Brides #3)

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In this third and final book in the Edwardian Brides Series, you’ll be swept away to England and France in 1915 as the Ramsey family and their staff and friends face the dramatic challenges and losses of World War One, yet they also experience the hope and triumph that comes as they put their trust in God to carry them through. Penny Ramsey helps the family welcome a group ...more
Paperback, 338 pages
Published October 20th 2015 by Multnomah Books (first published October 1st 2015)
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Carrie Turansky Hi Melony, So glad you enjoyed the first two books in the series. A Refuge at Highland Hall comes out in October 2015. I'm writing the story now and I…moreHi Melony, So glad you enjoyed the first two books in the series. A Refuge at Highland Hall comes out in October 2015. I'm writing the story now and I can't wait to share it with you. The hero is a brave Britsh pilot, and Penny Ramsey steps forward as the heroine. (less)

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Loraine
This is the final book in the Edwardian Brides series; and, although I loved every one, this one was my favorite. Once again featuring the Ramsey and Foster families along with their wonderful staff at Highland Hall, the focus this time was on Penny. She travels to London to help sister Kate and her husband, Jon, with the 8 children they have taken in as orphans. When the bombing of London grows increasingly worse during World War I, Sir William, her cousin, decides that the family and staff mus ...more
Carrie Turansky
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm excited to bring the third and final book in the Edwardian Brides Series to all the wonderful readers who have enjoyed meeting the Ramsey family of Highland Hall.

Penny Ramsey is determined to do all she can to help those she loves face the challenges brought about by The Great War - World War 1 - but can her heart survive the losses that will surely come her way as war sweeps through Europe and bombs begin falling on London? When Penny meets Alex Goodwin, a confident, dare-devil RNAS pilot,
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Kate Breslin
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The hardship and sacrifices of the First World War are illuminated in this poignant portrait of faith and family during 1915 Britain. Author Carrie Turansky weaves an inspiring and beautiful tale about Love's power amidst adversity, and the miracle of redemption when we allow God to guide our hearts. Carrie's keen eye for historical detail lends an atmosphere that will transport readers back to a time of lush simplicity reminiscent of Downton Abbey, and set against the backdrop of war. With an e ...more
Brittany
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A Refuge at Highland Hall is a beautiful conclusion to the Edwardian Brides series. It is filled with realistic characters and set in a time period that is fraught with turmoil. I enjoyed that the author brought all of the main characters from the previous books back together at Highland Hall, where this stately manor truly became a refuge to many in this turbulent time of war.

The main story line follows Penny Ramsey and her developing relationship with Alex Goodwin, who is a pilot during WWI. I
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Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
About this book:

“The Great War shakes the world of a spirited young woman and the brave British pilot she loves, taking her from London to her family’s magnificent country estate, and sending him into the war-torn skies over France.
Penny Ramsey has always considered Highland Hall her home, but when Britain becomes involved in World War One she travels to London to assist her sister Kate with the eight orphan children she and her husband Jon have taken into their home. Doing her part for the w
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Andrea Cox
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
by Andrea Renee Cox

As an influencer for Carrie Turansky, I received a copy of A Refuge at Highland Hall in exchange for my honest review. Thank you, Carrie!

Now that I got the business stuff out of the way, let me dig in to the meat of this story.

First of all, it’s the final installment in the Edwardian Brides series. This series should be read in order for optimum reader appreciation. I was glad I read it from beginning to end, because I got to know the characters and watched them grow from one
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Amber Schamel
Oct 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-audible-shelf
A Refuge at Highland Hall was just as good as the rest of the series. Penny is a lovable character that I enjoyed spending 338 pages with. Alex is a dashing and daring character that is a good match for Penny. The scenes of him in flight battles with the enemy were very well done. His struggles seemed very real and I felt as if I was working through them right along with the characters in the book.

There was one scene that my family and I consider a 'fast forward' scene where Alex and Penny share
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Hannah
I loved this book! It's the last of the series and is set during World War 1. Obviously, that's going to be a story that isn't all fun and roses. Penny leaves London with her family after the bombings begin and moves to Highland Hall for safety. She meets a young pilot and falls in love with him before leaving London, and their correspondence figures in the story. But when he quits writing, she is confused by his rejection and begins to help the war effort as she can. Is there any way she can ex ...more
Kellyn Roth
Oh. My. GOSH!!! *happiness, happiness, happiness*

Read me ranting about how good this book is and how unfair it is that the series is ended here.

~Kellyn Roth
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Staci
Mar 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
The Edwardian Brides Series grew stronger with each book. It was great to see characters develop in all three novels in the series.

A Refuge at Highland Hall brings in aspects of WWI not found in the other novels. I especially enjoyed how Carrie brought in aspects of the war experienced by both airmen (stress, pressure, failure, etc.) and common citizens (knitting for soldiers and air raids as examples). It was a nice addition to have a separate story line tied to an internment camp.

The Edwardian
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Rebecca "Rebaka" Lewis
What a beautiful picture of God's faithfulness when storms occur in your life This book brought back many of the characters of Carrie's first two books in this series while giving Penny a love that she could trust in Alex. If you are a fan of Downton Abbey and historical period you will not want to miss this read.

Thank you to the publishers and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this wonderful story.
Amy
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A Refuge at Highland Hall is the third installment of the Edwardian Brides. What a fabulous book! I cannot tell you how much I love this series and this book from it does not disappoint. I think this is my favorite yet! I look so much more by Carrie Turansky in the future. She is such a talented writer.
What a wonderful read!
5 plus stars.
Alicia
A really sweet story that I enjoyed much more than the first book in the series. I loved all the couples in it...and the epilogue was perfection. Wonderful story!
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
World War 1 Flying Aces and German Zeppelins zoom across the pages of A Refuge at Highland Hall, the challenges of war meticulously researched and creatively conveyed. The beginnings of new love spark for two couples in this story, tempered by the separation of war – be it by deployment or internment – but allowing the power of the written word to fan the heart’s spark into a steady and enduring flame is truly the stuff of great romance! My favorite of the Edwardian Brides series, A Refuge at Hi ...more
Loraine Alcorn
Nov 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Welcome to my review for A Refuge at Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky, I was able to read a copy because of blogging for books and Im so happy it was available because I have read other book in these series


This book takes place in England in 1915 and is centered around Penny Ramsey who has always considered Highland Hall her home. This book is Christian Fiction at its finest and is around the same time period as Downton Abbey which is my favorite Tv show.


With all the young men going off to war a

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Deb Haggerty
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Deb’s Dozen: A caring woman, a pilot facing the life-altering fight of his career.

A Refuge at Highland Hall is the third book in the Edwardian Brides series by Carrie Turansky. The first two books, The Governess at Highland Hall, and The Daughter at Highland Hall were excellent. I was privileged to read Refuge in a pre-publication version—and I can hardly wait to get my final print copy.

The characters from the first two books carry through to Refuge. You’ll get reacquainted with Sir William and
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Louann
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: advance-reader
End of a Trilogy


In A Governess for Highland Hall, where our story began we have Julia Foster, a missionary’s daughter who goes to work to help support her family and William Ramsey a rich widower trying to hold his family together since his wife passed away. This is where Ms. Turansky introduces us to what is our first unlikely pairing. Two people from opposite worlds meeting and their worlds collide. William is trying to run his estate and raise not only his children but his cousin Randolph’s
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Kathleen E.
Oct 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Friday, October 23, 2015
A Refuge at Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky, © 2015
Edwardian Brides Series, Book 3

A lovely story of hope and love during turbulent times.

Happenstance acquaintanceship builds throughout the story, as those spark a need further on.

1915, World War I
Moved to the countryside at Highland Hall, near Fulton, in Berkshire, a family closes up their Kensington home following blitz bombings throughout London by the Germans, removing women and children out of harms' way.

The childhood
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Lynda Edwards
Nov 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: keeper-shelf
I have only read one of the previous books in the Edwardian Brides series, and I really liked the continuation of the Ramsey family’s story without a detailed recap; there is enough for readers who have not read the previous two books to catch the gist of what was missed, but those who have been with the series from the start should not get bored, either. Many characters reappear and it’s like visiting with old friends, but from a different perspective as we see this next installment through new ...more
Caryl
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-challenge
I was immediately drawn into the story from the beginning. I enjoy watching as Penny and Alex overcame hardships and discovered true love. I love the spiritual truths woven throughout this story. I highly recommend this book.
Jalynn Patterson
Dec 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
About the Book:
In this third and final book in the Edwardian Brides Series, you’ll be swept away to England and France in 1915 as the Ramsey family and their staff and friends face the dramatic challenges and losses of World War One, yet they also experience the hope and triumph that comes as they put their trust in God to carry them through. Penny Ramsey helps the family welcome a group of orphaned children to Highland Hall, but she soon discovers caring for them is more difficult than she’d ex
...more
Jolene Bettencourt
Oct 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Refuge: (n)1.shelter or protection from danger, trouble, etc.: 2.a place of shelter, protection, or safety. 3. anything to which one has recourse for aid, relief, or escape.
Never has a book been so aptly named as the conclusion to the Edwardian Brides series by Carrie Turansky. A Refuge at Highland Hall returns us to the Foster and Ramsey families of early 20th century England just a few months into the beginning of WWI. As the fighting comes to the heart of London through the Zeppelin attacks
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Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
Feb 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A Refuge at Highland Hall is the third book in the Edwardian Brides series by Carrie Turansky. I was glad to read more of Highland Hall's Penny Ramsey in this story. Because of Britain's involvement in WWI, Penny decides to travel to London to help her sister Kate and her husband with the houseful of orphaned children they have. Its there that Penny meets Royal Naval Air Service pilot Alex Goodwin, and there was definitely an attraction between the two! Knowing he would be chasing Zeppelins acro ...more
Kristine Morgan
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Carrie Turansky's third book in her Edwardian Brides series, A Refuge at Highland Hall, opens with some of the family living in London. But World War I has come to their door. The Zeppelins are bombing London and the men of the family decide the women and children must seek refuge at Highland Hall, the families estate out in the country. The Hall is large enough to house family and servants comfortably and the large gardens and fields make the place self sustaining.
Meanwhile love is blossomin
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Clara
Jan 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, favorites
This is by far my favorite in the series. For some reason I had a feeling I was going to love this book and I counted the days for it's release. I was not disappointed at all!!
The story is so heart warming!! It is so believable!
I am a fan of historical fiction, specially during WWI and WWII. Through this book I learned more facts about WWI that I didn't know, (view spoiler).
Alex fl
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Kav
Feb 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you are a Downton Abbey fan you will love Refuge at Highland Hall -- and the entire series for that matter. This is the third book but reads well as a standalone though the author has done an incredible job of concluding this series. I'm all agog over how Turansky incorporated favourite characters from the previous books into this one. I had so much fun catching up with William and Julie and Kate and Jonathan. Thrilled me to my toes to be able to visit with dear friends from previous books so ...more
Vera Godley
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As with the first 2 stories in Carrie Turansky's Edwardian Bride series, A Refuge at Highland Hall was a clean book and well-written. The story takes place in and around one of England's large manor houses prior to and during World War I. The time frame is 1915-1919 and the background story is the War and how it affects the entire populace no matter their station in life.

Refuge is truly a major theme of the book and refuge is found within the confines of Highland Hall. But other types of refuge
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Susan Snodgrass
Sep 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Carrie Turansky weaves a poignant tale set in the era of World War I, featuring the Ramsey family and their staff. This book ends the Edwardian Brides series. Carrie's attention to historical detail is great and she writes of God's love and redemption throughout. It's nice to catch up with all the characters from the two previous books.

*I was provided a copy of this book by the author in exchange for my honest review. I was not pressured to give a positive review and my opinions are my own.
Wilani Wahl
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful Conclusion to this series. These can be stand alone books but characters are introduced in previous books. I will greatly miss this series. I will just have to read it again. The book is well written. I love the inspirational theme through out the book. I look forward to reading any future books from Carrie Turansky. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Alyssa
Sep 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Aah! Carrie Turansky has done it again and told another wonderful story of a fascinating time in history. I learned quite a bit about the English home front of World War One- but what's really amazing are her characters! The hero of the story is a strong and wonderful one! I am hoping for more story about Andrew someday and see how he grows up! Loved reading this book!
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