The Governess of Highland Hall Book Review

I was given The Governess of Highland Hall: A Novel (Edwardian Brides)ir?t=tidbitofexp 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00CGI3IKI from Blogging For Books  in exchange for an honest blog review. That in no way shaped my opinion of this book. 

I personally have had my eyes on this book for quite some time now. I am pleased that I got the chance to review this book.

The Governess of Highland Hall is about a governess and a widow who has inherited a grand manor placing him in high society position. Whereas, the governess is not considered of any social ranking. The governess is young and close in age to the widow. They can’t help but feel a connection with each other despite knowing the uproar it could cause them and their family. They weren’t the only couple that had to be concerned with society’s opinion of them being together. In fact, William’s sister has a relationship that caused quite a stir too. Between the two couples, there was plenty of drama to be had all throughout the book.

This book wasn’t just about the drama of the couples, but also about William being able to hang on to the estate he had been entrusted with. He was trying to keep it from his staff, but like any normal situation the rumor mills started. Those were quite interesting to read for sure.

I started reading this book and definitely made time to finish it in a timely manner. I couldn’t wait to find out what happened to the governess and the rest of the characters in this book.  It was a perfect read for taking my mind off it all. I’ve read other books by Carrie Turanskyir?t=tidbitofexp 20&l=ur2&o=1 in the past, but didn’t remember that I’ve read them. Reading this book reminded me, just how much I enjoyed reading this author’s work.

 Have you read any books by Carrie Turansky? Which one is your favorite? 



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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

6 comments on “The Governess of Highland Hall Book Review”

    • I am growing to enjoy these period based books the older I get. I hated history and anything to do with it growing up. Now though, as I’m teaching my kids it I find that I’m actually really starting to enjoy it a lot more.

  1. Hi Crystal, I was so happy to read your review and see that you enjoyed The Governess of Highland Hall! I am busy writing book 2 now, The Daughter of Highland Hall, which features Katherine as the heroine when she goes to London for her first season. : )
    Blessings and Happy Reading,

    • Carrie,

      I hope you’ll consider letting me read the second book to this one. It was totally utterly enjoyable to read. I told you that when I got the chance I was going to do a book review on one of your books. Thank you for including it in our network to review.

  2. I can’t get enough of books like this, so I guess I’ll have to order it. From “The Turn of the Screw” by Henry James to “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte to just about anything by Victoria Holt, Gothic novels transport me to another time and keep me in delicious suspense. If there’s a family secret, a possible haunting, a creepy setting or mysterious murder, I am SO there. Thanks for bringing this one to our attention.


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