“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.”
The Daughter of Highland Hall is the second book in Edwardian Brides series, although it can be read as a standalone with no difficulty. The book is written really well and so before I knew it, I had read through the pages in no time. It was entertaining. There were a few moments where I was rolling my eyes at a few characters, but that was mainly due to their personalities more than anything. For example, Kate’s aunt was really over the top at every moment and Julia seemed a little too assuming of Kate’s standing with faith or lack of it at one point and that threw me off just a bit. I really liked Jon as a character the best of all. The ending, as usual, was a happy one. Although, I am curious to know how Kate will adjust to a much different lifestyle than the one she had been preparing for. I admire the decision to find your own happiness, even if it’s not the most socially desirable one.
Overall, I really liked The Daughter of Highland Hall. I will most likely read the third book, A Refuge at Highland Hall, coming out in October 2015.
-I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.