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Critical Praise

"There is much to like about Carrie Turansky’s THE GOVERNESS OF HIGHLAND HALL: a sweet noble heroine, a proud yet vulnerable hero, and a 'Downton Abbey'inspired setting. Endearing supporting characters and two romances add to the pleasure. Fans of Christian fiction and 'Downton Abbey' will enjoy this story!"
    — Julie Klassen, bestselling author of THE TUTOR’S DAUGHTER

"I admit I’m a 'Downton Abbey' junkie. Thankfully, I got my fix with Carrie Turansky’s delightful new novel. Everything about this book breathes upstairs-downstairs, and I was swept away into the world of Highland Hall --- the language, the customs, the clothes, the drama, the romance, oh, the romance! Absolutely charming, if I do say so myself!"
    — Susan May Warren, RITA and Christy Award winner and bestselling novelist of DUCHESS

"Prim and wonderful, THE GOVERNESS OF HIGHLAND HALL is an exquisitely woven 'Downton Abbey' tapestry, proper and perfectly of English nobility and their servants. With the utmost sensitivity and skill, Carrie Turansky has penned a breathless Edwardian love story not to be missed!"
    — Julie Lessman, award-winning author of the Daughters of Boston and Winds of Change series

"In THE GOVERNESS OF HIGHLAND HALL, Carrie Turansky blends a compelling heroine standing on the precipice of class divide with a magnificent Edwardian country estate in danger of ruin. She mixes well with an unforgettable cast of characters. The result is a beautifully written, faith-filled romance --- the first in a series not to be missed."
    — Cathy Gohlke, Christy Award–winning author of PROMISE ME THIS and BAND OF SISTERS

"Fans of sweet romance will delight in THE GOVERNESS OF HIGHLAND HALL, set on a majestic estate of old, where love blossoms both upstairs and down in Edwardian England. Author Carrie Turansky has woven a tender and uplifting tale with a heartwarming message."
    — Joanne Bischof, award-winning author of the Cadence of Grace series

"With its engaging cast of characters, a setting reminiscent of 'Downton Abbey', and a storyline that celebrates faith, family, and friendship, THE GOVERNESS OF HIGHLAND HALL is more than a historical romance. It’s a book that’s sure to delight Carrie Turansky’s current fans and bring her many more."
    — Amanda Cabot, bestselling author of CHRISTMAS ROSES

"THE GOVERNESS OF HIGHLAND HALL is a deeply emotional story of learning to submit to God’s will. Fans of 'Downton Abbey' will enjoy the Edwardian time period, the English traditions, and the upstairs-below-stairs intrigue. The characters are richly developed, Turansky’s prose lyrical. I enjoyed my stay at Highland Hall!"
    — Beth White, Carol Award–winning author of CONTROLLING INTEREST and THE PELICAN BRIDE (coming in April 2014)

"THE GOVERNESS OF HIGHLAND HALL is a delightful journey to Edwardian England with a cast of colorful characters and plot twists at every turn. With a nice mix of upstairs-downstairs drama and a spunky heroine, Carrie Turansky weaves a tale that will enchant 'Downton Abbey' aficionados. Lovely and heartfelt."
    — Carla Stewart, award-winning author of CHASING LILACS and SWEET DREAMS

"THE GOVERNESS OF HIGHLAND HALL is as delightful as an English high tea, replete with an endearing cast of characters living on a grand English estate and flavored with memories of India. Carrie Turansky lends a lovely, fresh voice to a fascinating era!"
    — Laura Frantz, author of LOVE’S RECKONING