The Governess of Highland Hall
From the back cover:
Worlds lie between the marketplaces of India and the halls of a magnificent country estate like Highland Hall. Will Julia be able to find her place when a governess is neither upstairs family nor downstairs help?
Missionary Julia Foster loves working alongside her parents, ministering and caring for young girls in India. But when the family must return to England due to illness, she readily accepts the burden for her parents’ financial support. Taking on a job at Highland Hall as governess, she quickly finds that teaching her four privileged, ill-mannered charges at a grand estate is more challenging than expected, and she isn’t sure what to make of the estate’s preoccupied master, Sir William Ramsey.
Widowed and left to care for his two young children and his deceased cousin Randolph’s two teenage girls, William is consumed with saving the estate from the financial ruin. The last thing he needs is any distraction coming from the kindhearted-yet-determined governess who seems to be quietly transforming his household with her persuasive personality, vibrant prayer life, and strong faith.
While both are tending past wounds and guarding fragile secrets, Julia and William are determined to do what it takes to save their families—common ground that proves fertile for unexpected feelings. But will William choose Julia’s steadfast heart and faith over the wealth and power he needs to secure Highland Hall’s future?
Upstairs meets downstairs. If you like this type of romance then you are in for a treat.
Carrie will hook you from the first chapter. I don’t even want to say too much about those first few pages because there is a fun little twist right from the beginning.
You can see Julia walking toward this huge house and feel her smallness. If you are a Downtown Abbey fan you will love this house and the cast of characters that work their.
William is a kind and wounded man, although you are left to speculate what exactly happened with his first wife but you know it wasn’t good, this will keep you turning pages.
I think you will find yourself waiting for things to heat up between William and Julie. You’ll just have to read the book to see if or when it does.
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I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.