A Refuge at 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, ...more
The main story line follows Penny Ramsey and her developing relationship with Alex Goodwin, who is a pilot during WWI. I ...more
“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 ...more
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 ...more
There was one scene that my family and I consider a 'fast forward' scene where Alex and Penny share ...more
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 ...more
Thank you to the publishers and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this wonderful story.
What a wonderful read!
5 plus stars.
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
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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
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 ...more
Meanwhile love is blossomin ...more
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)[ for example that the German descendants were arrested and put to work in the fields during the war (hide spoiler)].
Alex fl ...more
Refuge is truly a major theme of the book and refuge is found within the confines of Highland Hall. But other types of refuge ...more
*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.