The Governess of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky ~ Review

The Governess Of Highland Hall (Edwardian Brides, #1)My Reviews:

Carrie Turansky does terrific job of defining and showing the class divisions of a great house during the Edwardian Era.

Julia Foster takes on the job of governess to Baronet William Ramsey's two children and cousins, after living most of her life in India as a missionary with her parents helping young girls out of undesirable situations.
William is the new heir to Highland Hall, but because of the past indiscretions of the former owner and the high death tolls he is at rick of losing it before he can make it his home.
Can Julia help William restore Highland Hall to its former glory, and heal his hurting heart?

If you liked Downton Abbey, then you are going to LOVE The Governess of Highland Hall, I know I sure did! I loved how Ms. Turansky did such a good job of showing how separate different classes of the house were from one another, even though they all lived in one big house. And for a governess like Julia, who was toeing a fine line between the family and a servant.

Julia was a admirable heroine, because even though at times she spoke rashly, she always spoke the truth, never intentionally hurt anyone, and also had the backbone to stand up for herself. She also truly relied on her faith to help her through difficult times. Another of my favorite characters was Sarah Ramsey, William's dear sister, she had such heart of kindness and I think one of my favorite parts was her and Dalton's story.

Ms. Turansky showed the different perspectives of the various positions in the house by telling the story from many different perspectives, which is something that I don't always enjoy, but I think that it fit perfectly here.

I don't want to give too much away, but this book was fantastic with plenty of twists, and well developed side characters, with a realistic feel to the plot. I loved everything about this book, how perfect Julia was for the job with her knowledge of castes and exciting stories to share with the children, it all come together so wonderfully. I would happily recommend this book to practically anyone!

Thank you to Carrie Turansky for sending me a copy of this fabulous book to read! I was not required to write a positive review, but simply to give my honest thoughts :)


  1. Hi Faye, thanks so much for this kind and thoughtful review of the The Governess of Highland Hall! You captured the heart of the story and characters. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it, and I appreciate you sharing it with your reading friends!

  2. CARRIE, you are welcome, I enjoyed reading it so much!

    MARIE, you won't regret picking this one up :)

  3. Wonderful review, Faye! I read the book and loved it, too :) Carrie is an awesome writer.

  4. Thank you, Anne!

    Yes, Ms. Turansky did a fantastic job with this book, I loved the characters and Julia had a fantastic backstory!


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