I received a free book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest opinion.
Carrie Turansky continues the Edwardian Brides series with the release of book 2 The Daughter of Highland Hall. I enjoyed book 1 The Governess of Highland Hall so much that I couldn't wait to read this one! This book continues the story of Julia and William but now the focus is on William's cousin Kate. Her aunt Lady Gatewood is sponsoring Kate for her season in London.
Although Aunt Louisa can be overwhelming and negative, Kate is so excited about the balls and parties and new dresses of the season. She has a little slip up during her introduction at the palace but Katherine is determined to find a worthy husband this season before returning to Highland Hall.
Things don't go as Katherine planned. First her cousin David is in an immoral relationship and gossip is spreading. Julia's brother Jon comes to stay with them at Ramsey House. Kate still finds herself beginning a relationship with Edward Wellington, a sought after bachelor, but things feel a bit off. A new tragedy brings the gossip to a frenzy Kate finds herself in a new position. Jon encourages her to volunteer with him in the East End free clinic.
Kate soon finds herself torn between 2 worlds- that of money and leisure and one of helping people and relying on the Lord. Where does Kate belong? Will she find a husband before her return to Highland Hall?
This book was every bit as good as the first one. Upstairs family and downstairs staff join together to help a young woman in need. The descriptions of the clothing, balls, and scenery are given with just the right amount of detail. Again if you enjoy Downton Abbey you will enjoy Carrie Turansky's Edwardian Brides series. The Daughter of Highland Hall is an enjoyable fiction read with a gentle romance, a growth of faith, and a pleasing ending.
I received this book for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.