Deb’s Dozen: 12-Word Summaries – Beautiful debutante, obnoxious aunt, loving family, confusion about choices, scandal, true love.
Set in the early 1900s, Carrie Turansky’s The Daughter of Highland Hall continues the saga begun in The Governess of Highland Hall (The Edwardian Bride series).
William Ramsey, his fiancee, and his children, along with his niece, Kate, and her sister, Penny, are happily ensconced in the Ramsey’s London house preparing for Kate’s coming-out. Her aunt, the obnoxious Lady Gatewood, is also in residence making Kate’s life miserable as she endeavors to whip Kate into shape for her season.
Kate knows that her job is to find a wealthy husband, but is wearied with all the contrivances that seem to go along with being a debutante.
Then calamity strikes, and scandal, and shunning, and a rescue, and a new passion.
You’ll love Kate and her family. You’ll also enjoy the presentation of London in the 1900s—from the courts of the king to the slums of the East End—from the courtliness to the cowardice.
I loved this book—and will be buying the first in the series to catch up on the back story. And I’m anticipating A Refuge at Highland Hall coming in October 2015. This is a 5-star read in my book.
I was given a copy of The Daughter of Highland Hall by Multinomah Books in exchange for my candid review.