A Refuge At Highland Hall: A Review

The Great War shakes the world of a spirited young woman and the brave British pilot she loves, taking her from London to her family’s magnificent country estate, and sending him into the war-torn skies over France. 
Penny Ramsey has always considered Highland Hall her home, but when Britain becomes involved in World War One she travels to London to assist her sister Kate with the eight orphan children she and her husband Jon have taken into their home. Doing her part for the war effort takes priority over Penny’s dreams of romance until she meets Alex Goodwin, a Royal Naval Air Service pilot in training.
Alex is determined to prove his worth and do his part to defend his country. Knowing he is heading off for the dangerous assignment of  chasing Zeppelins across the front line in France, he feels it’s unwise to form any romantic attachments. But he can’t help admiring the pretty, warmhearted Penny and wondering what it would be like to find her waiting when he returns home from the war. 
As Penny writes to Alex, their friendship blossoms, and she becomes his tie to home and normalcy as he faces the hardships war. But being an RNAS pilot means confronting the enemy, and the fallout form those experiences push Alex beyond Penny’s reach. Can God mend the brokenness left by the losses of war? Will faith and forgiveness bring them together again?


The Edwardian Bride series comes to a close. Penny is the last person who hasn’t gotten married, so of course this is her story. England is in the middle of War which brings an injured pilot Alex Goodwin. This ensues pandemonium in the Ramsey household.

When I got this book I was beyond excited to read the conclusion of this series. Turansky brought back all of the characters from pervious books, Julia, Kate and lastly Sir William. That was an aspect that I always like about this series. The switching of the point of views, making sure we got a conclusion with those characters.

Unfortunately this book didn’t hold my attention as much as the first two. I think it was the fact as I really wanted to read more of Alex and Penny, but just when I was getting used to it. The character would be switched, and I would have to read another chapter just to get back to them. So that unfortunately lost my attention real quick.

It was a very sweet ending, the book had it highs and lows. I think it took off strong but unfortunately got a little rocky at times. It was a series that was most enjoyable. 

If you interested in the series or any other work by Carrie Turansky you can check out her website for excepts and news on upcoming works. http://carrieturansky.com/

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.


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