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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.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Multnomah Books
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 1601424965
ISBN-13: 9781601424969
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Series: Edwardian Brides

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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?

Author Bio

Carrie Turansky is the award-winning author of nearly a dozen novels and novellas, including Snowflake Sweethearts and Along Came Love. She has won the ACFW Carol Award, the Crystal Globe Award and the International Digital Award. She lives in central New Jersey with her husband, Scott, who is a pastor, counselor and the author of several parenting books.

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"There is much to like about Carrie Turansky's The Governess of Highland Hall: a sweet noble heroine, a proud yet vulnerable hero, and a Downton Abbey-inspired setting. Endearing supporting characters and two romances add to the pleasure. Fans of Christian fiction and Downton Abbey will enjoy this story!" — JULIE KLASSEN, best-selling author of The Tutor's Daughter

"I admit I'm a Downton Abbey junkie. Thankfully, I got my fix with Carrie Turansky's delightful new novel. Everything about this book breathes upstairs- downstairs, and I was swept away into the world of Highland Hall-the language, the customs, the clothes, the drama, the romance, oh, the romance! Absolutely charming, if I do say so myself!" - SUSAN MAY WARREN, RITA and Christy Award winner and best-selling novelist of Duchess

"Prim and wonderful, The Governess of Highland Hall is an exquisitely woven Downton Abbey tapestry, proper and perfectly of English nobility and their servants. With the utmost sensitivity and skill, Carrie Turansky has penned a breathless Edwardian love story not to be missed!" - JULIE LESSMAN, award-winning author of the Daughters of Boston and Winds of Change series

"In The Governess of Highland Hall, Carrie Turansky blends a compelling heroine standing on the precipice of class divide with a magnificent Edwardian country estate in danger of ruin. She mixes well with an unforgettable cast of characters. The result is a beautifully written, faith-filled romance-the first in a series not to be missed." - CATHY GOHLKE, Christy Award-winning author of Promise Me This and Band of Sisters

"Fans of sweet romance will delight in The Governess of Highland Hall, set on a majestic estate of old, where love blossoms both upstairs and down in Edwardian England. Author Carrie Turansky has woven a tender and uplifting tale with a heartwarming message." - JOANNE BISCHOF, award-winning author of the Cadence of Grace series

"With its engaging cast of characters, a setting reminiscent of Downton Abbey, and a storyline that celebrates faith, family, and friendship, The Governess of Highland Hall is more than a historical romance. It’s a book that's sure to delight Carrie Turansky's current fans and bring her many more." - AMANDA CABOT, best-selling author of Christmas Roses,

"The Governess of Highland Hall is a deeply emotional story of learning to submit to God's will. Fans of Downton Abbey will enjoy the Edwardian time period, the English traditions, and the upstairs-below-stairs intrigue. The characters are richly developed, Turansky’s prose lyrical. I enjoyed my stay at Highland Hall!" - BETH WHITE, Carol Award-winning author of Controlling Interest and The Pelican Bride (coming in April 2014)

"The Governess of Highland Hall is a delightful journey to Edwardian England with a cast of colorful characters and plot twists at every turn. With a nice mix of upstairs-downstairs drama and a spunky heroine, Carrie Turansky weaves a tale that will enchant Downton Abbey aficionados. Lovely and heartfelt." - CARLA STEWART, award-winning author of Chasing Lilacs and Sweet Dreams

"The Governess of Highland Hall is as delightful as an English high tea, replete with an endearing cast of characters living on a grand English estate and flavored with memories of India. Carrie Turansky lends a lovely, fresh voice to a fascinating era!" - Laura Frantz, Author of Love’s Reckoning

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Praise for The Governess of Highland Hall

"There is much to like about Carrie Turansky’s The Governess of Highland Hall: a sweet noble heroine, a proud yet vulnerable hero, and a Downton Abbey–inspired setting. Endearing supporting characters and two romances add to the pleasure. Fans of Christian fiction and Downton Abbey will enjoy this story!"
—Julie Klassen, best-selling author of The Tutor’s Daughter

"I admit I’m a Downton Abbey junkie. Thankfully, I got my fix with Carrie Turansky’s delightful new novel. Everything about this book breathes upstairs-downstairs, and I was swept away into the world of Highland Hall—the language, the customs, the clothes, the drama, the romance, oh, the romance! Absolutely charming, if I do say so myself!"
—Susan May Warren, RITA and Christy Award winner and best-selling novelist of Duchess

"Prim and wonderful, The Governess of Highland Hall is an exquisitely woven Downton Abbey tapestry, proper and perfectly of English nobility and their servants. With the utmost sensitivity and skill, Carrie Turansky has penned a breathless Edwardian love story not to be missed!"
—Julie Lessman, award-winning author of the Daughters of Boston and Winds of Change series

"In The Governess of Highland Hall, Carrie Turansky blends a compelling heroine standing on the precipice of class divide with a magnificent Edwardian country estate in danger of ruin. She mixes well with an unforgettable cast of characters. The result is a beautifully written, faith-filled romance—the first in a series not to be missed."
—Cathy Gohlke, Christy Award–winning author of Promise Me This and Band of Sisters

"Fans of sweet romance will delight in The Governess of Highland Hall, set on a majestic estate of old, where love blossoms both upstairs and down in Edwardian England. Author Carrie Turansky has woven a tender and uplifting tale with a heartwarming message."
—Joanne Bischof, award-winning author of the Cadence of Grace series

"With its engaging cast of characters, a setting reminiscent of Downton Abbey, and a storyline that celebrates faith, family, and friendship, The Governess of Highland Hall is more than a historical romance. It’s a book that’s sure to delight Carrie Turansky’s current fans and bring her many more."
—Amanda Cabot, best-selling author of Christmas Roses

"The Governess of Highland Hall is a deeply emotional story of learning to submit to God’s will. Fans of Downton Abbey will enjoy the Edwardian time period, the English traditions, and the upstairs-below-stairs intrigue. The characters are richly developed, Turansky’s prose lyrical. I enjoyed my stay at Highland Hall!"
—Beth White, Carol Award–winning author of Controlling Interest and The Pelican Bride (coming in April 2014)

"The Governess of Highland Hall is a delightful journey to Edwardian England with a cast of colorful characters and plot twists at every turn. With a nice mix of upstairs-downstairs drama and a spunky heroine, Carrie Turansky weaves a tale that will enchant Downton Abbey aficionados. Lovely and heartfelt."
—Carla Stewart, award-winning author of Chasing Lilacs and Sweet Dreams

The Governess of Highland Hall
 is as delightful as an English high tea, replete with an endearing cast of characters living on a grand English estate and flavored with memories of India. Carrie Turansky lends a lovely, fresh voice to a fascinating era! 
Laura Frantz, Author of Love’s Reckoning

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  1. Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    An Estate In Trouble, A Governess and Romance
    October 26, 2014
    VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Carrie Turansky in her new book The Governess of Highland Hall Book One in the Edwardian Brides series published by Multnomah Books takes us into the life of Julia Foster.

    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 isnt sure what to make of the estates preoccupied master, Sir William Ramsey.

    Widowed and left to care for his two young children and his deceased cousin Randolphs 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 familiescommon ground that proves fertile for unexpected feelings. But will William choose Julias steadfast heart and faith over the wealth and power he needs to secure Highland Halls future?

    There is something about England and its estates that lend themselves to stories that capture the imagination and 1911 Highland Hall lends itself the best. Here we have this marvelous estate that is in serious financial trouble. William has not only inherited the estate and its troubles but his deceased cousins daughters as well. Add governess Julia to the mix and we have a recipe for adventure and excitement. Then there are the class distinctions, William and his family are the Upper Class while all the servants are the Lower Class and, somehow, Julia, as the governess doesnt fit into either world which, of course, lends itself to further friction. Ms. Turansky has given us history and social issues all wrapped up in a exciting adventure. Well done! This is also a great romance. William and Julia are just perfect for one another and it is great fun to go through their relationship with them. Get ready for a very interesting read that will keep you flipping pages.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Multnomah Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
  2. NE
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Governess of Highland Hall
    September 29, 2014
    Deanna
    NE
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    When widowed and left to care for his two young children and his deceased cousins two teenage girls, William finds he needs a governess. He hires Julia Foster who had been ministering young girls in India until her family had to return to England due to her father becoming ill. The author took me back to Edwardian England. The descriptions of Highland Hall and the characters drew me right into the room with them from the first page. I liked how Julia had the courage to stand by her faith and convictions. Julia captured my heart as she cared for this family. I like Christian historical fiction and Carrie Turansky wrote a delightful book. Thank you to Goodreads for a copy of The Governess of Highland Hall for my honest opinion.
  3. Fresno, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderfully written novel
    May 16, 2014
    PJsDolls
    Fresno, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I kept seeing the cover of this book advertised on Facebook and upon reading the blurb on the back I knew I wanted this book! Imagine my surprise when I was lucky enough to win a copy of this book from the author! I can tell you, it did not disappoint!! This book was everything that I expected and more. The grand estate is portrayed beautifully and I just wanted to go visit it and wander through the rooms! Julia, the heroine, is a missionary kid who is forced to go to work to support her parents. Her heart is still in India, but is quickly turning to the hero, Sir William Ramsey. However, their backgrounds and difficulties in their present life make it extremely unlikely that anything could ever come of their common attraction! I loved reading this book and would recommend it highly to all my friends!

    This book was a gift from Carrie Turansky. My opinions, however, are my own!
  4. Franklin, NC
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful book
    May 14, 2014
    Wilani
    Franklin, NC
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I absolutely loved this book. It reminded me of Downton Abbey because of the time period and the way High class lived and then the servants. What I really loved is the way Julia trusted the Lord and sought to live for Him. Even when she failed as we all will, she knew to ask for forgiveness and seek to live right a goal everyone of us should have as Christians. I can not wait to read the second book when it comes out this fall.
  5. Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A Good Read
    March 22, 2014
    CharityUAusten
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    A good read. It really did remind me of Downton Abbey, as it focuses (obviously) on a governess. Some of the scenes with the maids and other servants were very much like in Downton Abbey. The governess side of things had some definite similarities to Jane Eyre as well. All in all, good for a one time read, but not a book I'd buy.
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Author: Carrie Turansky
Located in: New Jersey
Submitted: May 16, 2013

    Tell us a little about yourself.  I am the author of eleven novels and novellas, both historical and contemporary romance. When I'm not writing I love gardening, cooking healthy meals for friends and family, arranging flowers, reading, and traveling with my husband . . . especially to see our children and grandchildren.

    What was your motivation behind this project?  When I watched the English television series Downton Abbey I fell in love with the Edwardian time period. That inspired me to begin my research and plan a trip to England to learn more about it and see some of these beautiful places for myself. I think anyone who enjoys Downton Abbey or novels like Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice will be eager to read The Governess of Highland Hall. It will appeal to readers who enjoy romantic stories that carry them away to another time and place and include fascinating characters who face dramatic, emotional choices.

    What do you hope folks will gain from this project?  I hope readers will identify with the characters and be inspired to trust God and follow Him in spite of challenges and hardships. I think they will also be encouraged by the focus on loving your family.

    How were you personally impacted by working on this project?  My husband and I took a delightful research trip to England and made some wonderful memories together. As I stepped into the heroine's character, I was challenged to think about my calling and how important it is to follow God's leading in every season of my life.

    Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists?  I have been encouraged and influenced by many wonderful authors - Cathy Gohlke, Terri Gillespie, Vickie McDonough, Julie Kalssen, Liz Curtis Higgs, Kristy Dykes, and many others.

    Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know:  I hope readers will enjoy The Governess of Highland Hall and feel like they have stepped back in time and taken a trip to England. I'd like to invite you to visit my website to learn about the story and see photos of our research trip to England, the charcters, and setting. I love to connect on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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