Finalist for the Maggie Award of Excellence. 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 expected. She writes to Alex Goodwin, a daring British pilot, who chases German Zeppelins across the sky over the Front Line in France, and she longs for the day she will see him again. You’ll be delighted by two pure and heartwarming romances: Penny and Alex, and Lydia Chambers and Marius Ritter, a lady’s maid and a prisoner of war. But most of all, I hope you’ll be inspired by the characters’ examples of trusting God through the trials they face.
Fans of “Downton Abbey” will find many of the same elements in this series: A wealthy, aristocratic family living on a large English country estate with romance, conflicts, and family drama; and loyal servants with troubles and heartaches of their own.
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Endorsements and Reviews of A Refuge at Highland Hall:
“The hardship and sacrifices of the First World War are illuminated in this poignant portrait of faith and family during 1915 Britain. In A Refuge of Highland Hall, third book in the Edwardian Brides series, author Carrie Turansky weaves an inspiring and beautiful tale about Love’s power amid 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 delight readers as they are swept back into a time of lush simplicity set against the backdrop of war, with a cast of engaging characters whose courage and strength promise to rise triumphant.”
—Kate Breslin, award-winning author of Not by Sight
“A Refuge at Highland Hall is a story of finding hope even when pain threatens our dreams, and of pursuing courage to see beyond the scars and boundaries to the heart. Carrie Turansky brings to life rich historical details of the Edwardian era, especially of aviation during its infancy in World War I. An endearing romance.”
—Pepper D. Basham, author of The Thorn Bearer
“Fans of Downton Abbey will be surprised to find Turansky’s final installment of the Edwardian Brides series even more exciting, with characters so well developed, they jump from the pages into their hearts.”
—Terri Gillespie, author of Making Eye Contact with God and the Hair Mavens series
“In A Refuge at Highland Hall, master storyteller Carrie Turansky weaves together another beautifully written tale of courage, hope, and love. Her story swept me back to the streets of London and then on to France during the conflict of World War I. I love reading historical fiction, and it was a joy to learn so much about this era through the endearing Ramsey family. A Refuge at Highland Hall is a powerful conclusion to the Edwardian Brides series!”
—Melanie Dobson, award-winning author of Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor and Chateau of Secrets
“What do you get when you mix a sigh-worthy hero in a pilot’s uniform with a sweet yet independent heroine? Carrie Turansky’s latest release, A Refuge at Highland Hall. World War I aficionados will love this story, as will Anglophiles and pretty much anyone who enjoys a historical romance that tugs at a reader’s heartstrings. Looking for a great read? This one’s for you.”
—Michelle Griep, award-winning author of Brentwood’s Ward
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