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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.
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?"
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-10-07
- Reviewer: Staff
Downton Abbey collides with The Sound of Music in Turansky's romance set against life in the early 20th century British countryside. Julia Foster is the daughter of missionaries, and a missionary herself, recently returned from twelve years in India due to her father's ill health. To support her family, she takes a position as governess at Highland Hall, home of widowed Sir William Ramsey; his disabled sister, Sarah; his two young children; and two female cousins. Julia must balance connecting with her four charges, combating resentment from all fronts, and living a godly life guided by prayer and faith, all while struggling with her growing affections for the master of the house. At times heavy-handed with Scripture and religious reference, this charming plot has elements of intrigue and passion blended with the allure of post-Victorian era sensibilities. Beautifully developed secondary characters add light and joy to the well-written narrative tapestry woven of struggle, challenge, heartache and triumph. Agent: Steve Laube, The Steve Laube Agency. (Oct.)