About the Book
A Refuge at Highland Hall is the third book in Carrie Turansky’s Edwardian Brides series. It takes place in one of my favorite eras and places to read about, WWI and Great Britain. If you have long been a fan of Downton Abbey, this series is for you. While this novel covers many connected characters and story lines, the focus of this book is the love story of Penny Ramsey and Alex Goodwin. Penny Ramsey dedicates herself not only to those around her, but also to a handsome pilot who is leaving to fight in the war. Alex Goodwin begins correspondence with Penny in between his harrowing missions. They form an attachment with each other through pen and paper. It is when Alex is injured that their new love is put to the test.
Although I had not read the first two books in this series, I was still able to enjoy this book without feeling lost. I will admit that I was a bit overwhelmed by the enormous list of characters presented in the first few pages of this novel. I wasn’t sure I would be able to keep track of them all! It is like jumping in the middle of the pool without knowing if you can swim or not. Turansky’s pace of writing makes catching up easy. Overall, I enjoyed this novel but it did take me awhile to really get into the story. I trudged through the first 100 pages over a weeks time. Then, once in the meat of the book I began to love the story. A Refuge at Highland Hall is delightful story and I look forward to reading other books by author Carrie Turansky.
I was given a complimentary copy of this book by Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. I have not been compensated and all opinions are my own.
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