Friday, October 23, 2015

A Refuge at Highland Hall Review


About the Book

In this third and final book in the Edwardian Brides Series, you’ll be swept away to England and France in 1915 as the Ramsey family and their staff and friends face the dramatic challenges and losses of World War One, yet they also experience the hope and triumph that comes as they put their trust in God to carry them through. Penny Ramsey helps the family welcome a group of orphaned children to Highland Hall, but she soon discovers caring for them is more difficult than she’d expected. She writes to Alex Goodwin, a daring British pilot, who chases German zeppelins across the sky over the Front Line in France, and longs for the day she will see him again. You’ll be delighted by two pure and heartwarming romances: Penny and Alex, and Lydia Chambers and Marius Ritter, a lady’s maid and a prisoner of war. But most of all I hope you’ll be inspired by the characters’ examples of trusting God through the trials they face.

Fans of “Downton Abbey” will find many of the same elements in this series: A wealthy, aristocratic family living on a large English country estate with romance, conflicts, and family drama; and loyal servants with troubles and heartaches of their own. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

I have read all the books in this series and I have to say the first remains my favorite. While you could read each of them as stand alone novels, it always helps to read them in order. This book was difficult for me to get into. Reading other reviews I know so many people loved this book, but for me it was slow and so predictable. People like these books because they are very "Downton Abbeyish" only without the affairs, lying, murder, and scandal. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the show but it certainly is not a Christian show and I think a lot of people might get the wrong idea since it seems to be the tagline in a lot of these new Christian fiction books. That being said, this book is full of Christian themes and prayer so that was a good thing. I love the setting but the characters in this book just didn't grab me. The historical aspect is great and what I think to be the strong point in this entire series.

Anywho, that is just my opinion and I rate three stars.

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for free in exchange for an honest review."

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