Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A Refuge at Highland Hall By Carrie Turansky



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?

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CARRIE TURANSKY is an award-winning author of more than a dozen novels and novellas. She has been the winner of the ACFW Carol Award, the Crystal Globe Award, and the International Digital Award, and a finalist for the Inspirational Readers Choice Award and the ACFW Carol Awards and Genesis Contest. She has written contemporary and historical romances, women's fiction, short stories, articles, and devotionals. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Scott, and they have five adult children and four grandchildren.

I enjoyed this book and the storyline. If you are a fan of Historical Fiction you are sure to like this series. I gave this book 4 stars, I feel like I should mention that it's the third book in the series, so it would be better read as part of the series so that you will understand what is going on and know the characters.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

14 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good read !Blessings DanaGirl

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  2. Sounds good. I think I will like this one just fine. Thanks

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  3. Im not really a big fan of historical history. I think I may pass.

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  4. I don't think my wife is reading this series. Looks like I have a series to introduse her to. Thank you Mary.

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  5. I think I will give it a try. I may like it.

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  6. I love historical fiction. There is just something about an author that can write a book around things that actually happened.

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    1. Ms. Jean you are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you!

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  7. I don't think I have read a historical fiction book before. If I did I didn't know I was. I will try it.

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  8. I am not a fan of all historical fiction. Thanks for your review.

    Blessings!
    Judy B

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  9. I love historical fiction and this sounds like a great book! Thanks Mary!

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  10. I dont know if i would like thus i dont read much historical fiction books. Thanks Mary

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  11. I don't really read historical fiction. If I think of someone who may like it I will tell them about this one.

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  12. Love historical fiction and war stories, and would love to read 'A Refuge at Highland Hall'!! Thanks for the review, Mary!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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