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About A Refuge at Highland Hall

The Great War shakes the world of a spirited young woman and the brave British pilot she loves, taking her from London to her family’s magnificent country estate, and sending him into the war-torn skies over France.
 
Penny Ramsey has always considered Highland Hall her home, but when Britain becomes involved in World War One she travels to London to assist her sister Kate with the eight orphan children she and her husband Jon have taken into their home. Doing her part for the war effort takes priority over Penny’s dreams of romance until she meets Alex Goodwin, a Royal Naval Air Service pilot in training.
 
Alex is determined to prove his worth and do his part to defend his country. Knowing he is heading off for the dangerous assignment of chasing Zeppelins across the front line in France, he feels it’s unwise to form any romantic attachments. But he can’t help admiring the pretty, warmhearted Penny and wondering what it would be like to find her waiting when he returns home from the war. 
 
As Penny writes to Alex, their friendship blossoms, and she becomes his tie to home and normalcy as he faces the hardships war. But being an RNAS pilot means confronting the enemy, and the fallout from those experiences push Alex beyond Penny’s reach. Can God mend the brokenness left by the losses of war? Will faith and forgiveness bring them together again?

About Carrie Turansky

CARRIE TURANSKY is an award-winning author of more than a dozen novels and novellas. She has been the winner of the ACFW Carol Award, the Crystal Globe Award, and the International Digital Award, and was a finalist for the Inspirational Readers Choice Award and the Maggie Award of Excellence. A prolific writer of contemporary and historical romance, women’s fiction, short stories, articles, and devotionals, Carrie lives in central New Jersey with her husband Scott. They have five adult children and four grandchildren.

Product Details

352 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Oct 20, 2015

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 24

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The Great War shakes the world of a spirited young woman and the brave British pilot she loves, taking her from London to her family’s magnificent country estate, and sending him into the war-torn skies over France.  Click here to download chapter one of  A Refuge at Highland Hall Penny Ramsey has always considered Highland Hall her home, but when Britain becomes involved in World War One she travels to London to assist her sister Kate with the eight orphan children she and her husband Jon have taken into their home. Doing her part for the war effort takes priority over Penny’s dreams of romance until she meets Alex Goodwin, a Royal Naval Air Service pilot in training. Alex is determined to prove his worth and do his part to defend his country. Knowing he is heading off for the dangerous assignment of  chasing Zeppelins across the front line in France, he feels it’s unwise to form any romantic attachments. But he can’t help admiring the pretty, warmhearted Penny and wondering what it would be like to find her waiting when he returns home from the war. As Penny writes to Alex, their friendship blossoms, and she becomes his tie to home and normalcy as he faces the hardships war. But being an RNAS pilot means confronting the enemy, and the fallout form those experiences push Alex beyond Penny’s reach. Can God mend the brokenness left by the losses of war? Will faith and forgiveness bring them together again?  

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Can Love Survive the Dangers of War?
 
Award-winning author Carrie Turansky’s newest novel, set in Edwardian England, is an inspiring romance about the ability of love to overcome all obstacles. Readers first introduced to the Ramseys in The Governess of Highland Hall (a Carol Award finalist) will enjoy following this faithful family through the trials of war. 
 
As World War I begins, 19-year old aristocrat Penny Ramsey finds her world changing rapidly. A Refuge at Highland Hall (Multnomah Books, October 20, 2015), the final book in the Edwardian Bride series, follows Penny as the life she’s always known and loved is challenged.
 
Determined to do everything she can to help her family and country, Penny returns to Highland Hall to assist her sister Kate in caring for eight orphaned children. Her struggle to keep the children in line is eased by a correspondence she begins with Alex Goodwin, a British pilot sent to fight on the front lines in France. 
 
Alex is a confident, striking member of Royal Naval Air Service determined to prove himself against the Germans. Estranged from his family, his letters from Penny offer him a lone source of strength and encouragement during the grueling conditions of battle. Their letters form a lifeline of support for both Alex and Penny as the hardships of war continue to take their toll.  
 
But the uncertainty of war challenges their growing attraction for one another. Can Penny fully give her heart to a man whose life is at risk every time he takes to the air? Can Alex, with his troubled family history and lower social class, overcome his insecurities to offer her a future?
 
In rich detail, Carrie Turansky concludes her popular Edwardian Brides trilogy with a story of love, trials, family and faith during the onset of World War I. Fans of “Downtown Abbey” will love the upstairs/downstairs perspective on how life changed for the aristocracy and their loyal servants in the WWI Edwardian-era.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

CARRIE TURANSKY is an award-winning author of more than a dozen novels and novellas. She is the recipient of the ACFW Carol Award, the Crystal Globe Award and the International Digital Awards, as well as been finalist for the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, the CAFW Carol Awards and Genesis Contest.  She has written contemporary and historical romance, women’s fiction, short stories, articles and devotionals. She lives in central New Jersey with her husband, Scott, a pastor, counselor and author of several parenting books.  They have five adult children, whom Carrie homeschooled, and three grandchildren. For more information visit: carrieturansky.com.

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By Nora St Laurent

This novel begins in 1915. Penny Ramsey goes to London to help her sister Kate and husband Jon prepare for the arrival of their new little one. Oh, this is not their first child they have eight orphaned children living with them already. Their house is full of excitement. Penny meets Alex while she is visiting. Each is fond of each other so they decide to correspond with one another.  Alex is a Royal Naval Air Service pilot in...

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By Virgina Hamilton

I thought this was an interesting read and I was very intrigued by her first book in this series which prompted  me to keep reading her novels. I think that this author has a very unique way of writing something and I think that is a very big plus in my book when it comes to reading novels. First of all, while I was reading this novel I realized how lively and real her characters are. Finding lively and interesting characters...

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By Melissa Williams

A Refuge in Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky is a wonderful story set in Britain during World War I.  It is the third book in the Edwardian Brides series.   I suggest reading the first two books to understand the other characters better, but this book can be read on its own.Penny Ramsey meets Alex Goodwin who is a friend of her brother-in-law, Jon just before he becomes active in the war.  You can read more about Jon and her sister, Kate...

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By Amanda Trumbull

I was excited to be able to finally read this third book about the Ramsey family.  Miss Penny Ramsey is a likable character that definitely has you rooting in her favor to finally find some romance of her own.  She is full of life, kind to all, and grounded in her faith.  As she faces the uncertain times thrust upon Britain, she is continually reminded that she must trust in God in order to have the strength to go through these...

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By Rayleigh Gray

Just as in the first two books of the Edwardian Brides series, Carrie has an enchanting writing style that will pull you into the story and keep you interested. I love the characters and the storyline was especially engaging. As the synopsis says, the delightful romances are clean and there are many uplifting conversations and examples to trust God through our trials. The heart of this book is evident in the story and personally, this was my...

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