Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Daughter of Highland Hall

 
GIVEAWAY

TURANSKY, CARRIE
THE DAUGHTER OF HIGHLAND HALL

Eighteen-year-old Katherine Ramsey travels to London with her family to make her debut into society and hopefully find her future husband. Her overbearing aunt insists she must secure a proposal from a wealthy young man who is in line to inherit his father’s title and estate. But Katherine questions her aunt’s plans when she gets to know Jonathan Foster, a handsome medical student and strong Christian who is determined to protect the poor and vulnerable in London’s East End. When a family scandal puts a damper on Katherine’s hopes for the season, she has time to volunteer with Jonathan, caring for children in one of London’s poorest areas, and romance blossoms. Katherine’s faith grows and she begins to envision a different future with Jonathan. But when Katherine’s work in the East End puts her in danger, Jonathan distances himself from Katherine to protect her. A wealthy suitor reappears, and Katherine must choose which path to follow.


My Review:

Squeeeaaalllll! I'm in a Downton Abbey tizzy! The Edwardian time period is fast becoming one of my favourites in historical romance thanks to books like this. Turansky has created a compelling read about both the upstairs and downstairs aspects of a prestigious London season. But times are changing and the lines of class distinction are beginning to blur. Lots of fodder for an angst-riddled story.

Katherine starts out being the typical London debutante with husband catching paramount in her mind. No fault of her own -- she's been raised that way and her domineering aunt is quite a force to be reckoned with. But Kate has heart and once she starts following its promptings everything changes. Cue the stalwart hero. Definitely the underdog. Initially he is disappointed in Kate's self-absorption but soon learns there's more to her than meets the eye.

Turansky delivers an incredible read -- one that is rich in both riveting story and inspirational depth. I loved every minute of this London season.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of The Daughter of Highland Hall please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday December 28 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

34 comments:

  1. Thanks for this very kind review! I'm so glad to know you enjoyed the story! I'm curious about the image you posted with the review. It is a photo that was taken at the official photo shoot for the book cover, but it's not the actual cover. There is not title or author on the image. I was just wondering where you found it. I'd love to hear. Thanks! Carrie (at) Turansky (dot) com.

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    1. Honestly, Carrie, I have no idea where I got the image. I just googled in images for the cover title. I tried it again. It was the fifth image across and links here: http://magnus-creative.cgsociety.org/art/realistic-vray-compositing-photoshop-architecture-cinema-1920s-4d-daughter-highland-hall-illustration-3d-1149620 I'm guessing it might be copyrighted so I'll switch the image to an actual bookcover. Didn't even notice it wasn't one.

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  2. I would love to read this book. Thanks for the chance.
    Rxavier123atyahoodotcom

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    1. You're welcome, Rebecca. Good luck!

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  3. Oh, I loved the first in this series! Please enter me, Kav!
    Merry Christmas!!
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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    1. You're entered, Nicole. Good luck and Merry Christmas.

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  4. Very nice! I just finished reading The Governess of Highland Hall and really enjoyed it. I was excited to discover that there is another story after that! Yay! I'd love to be entered in the draw. Thanks!
    mcallisterATbmtsDOTcom

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    1. You'll love reading this one then, Caroline. Good luck!

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  5. Beautiful cover, beautiful book! Thank you, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. The cover matches the story, Melanie. Good luck.

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  6. I would love too read this book
    oh dot hello dot hiya at gmail dot com

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  7. Would love to win this! My daughter is a huge Downton Abbey fan and her birthday is in January. It would make a great gift....if I could keep from reading it first!

    Jen (jcmichigan at gmail dot com)

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    1. Not reading it would be an impossible to resist temptation, Jen. Just saying.

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  8. Yay! I love the theme and the author. Count me in, please!

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. This sounds wonderful. That silly aunt. .. I'm reading another book that has a wretched aunt! I also love this time period.

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. That wretched aunt put my blood pressure through the roof! Good luck, Melody.

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  10. Downton Abbey has us all convinced its the best ... I'd love to read this one too. rrwalter34 ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. I know -- what hit that show is. Wonder if they realized it would be when they started making it? Good luck, Becky.

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  11. I am really looking forward to reading Carrie's latest! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. Oops! Forgot the email: momrain AT aol DOT com

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  13. Sounds exciting! I'm definitely entering this one, thanks for the giveaway!
    lieniitte(at)gmail(dot)com

    Merry Christmas, Kav! I hope it's been a good one for you :)

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    1. You're welcome, Lieniitte. Good luck.

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  14. Thanks for the review, I have been looking forward to reading this series.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It's such a good series. I predict you'll love it. Good luck, Patty.

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  15. The Daughter of Highland Hall sounds fascinating, I've been waiting for it... please add me!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  16. Kav, there you are getting tizzie again. LOL good to get excited while reading a book tho. Will try to win it.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com ,

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    1. I guess I'm a tizzy kind of person -- especially when it comes to a great romance! Good luck, Maxie.

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  17. Downton Abbey's on my "to watch" list ... I love looking at the costumes and clothing, but haven't gotten around to watching the series yet.

    Thanks for the chance to win! I've heard great things about Carrie Turansky's books! =)

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    1. Oops! Email: jafuchi7[at]Hawaii[dot]edu

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    2. The costuming is incredible for Downton Abbey. Just like this book cover. Good luck, Artist Librarian.

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