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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 twenty novels and novellas. She has won the ACFW Carol Award, the Crystal Globe Award, and the International Digital Award, and was a finalist for the Inspirational Reader's 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 six 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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