THE GOVERNESS OF HIGHLAND HALL
Set in a transitional time in Edwardian England when the lines between the classes were becoming blurred, this story shows that God sees all people as equal. The hero’s struggle to accept this is well portrayed and his journey back to embracing God’s love makes for a heartwarming tale.
Julia Foster is back in England after working with her parents in India as missionaries. She takes the position of governess at Highland Hall to offer financial support to her family. Sir William Ramsey, the new master of the hall, has two children and two teenage cousins for whom he is now responsible. He comes to depend on Julia‘s calm wisdom, but refuses to accept his attraction to her — not only due to her position in the household, but because he is scarred by his wife’s betrayal, which he only learned about after her death. Julia‘s position becomes precarious when the housekeeper and the teenagers seek to discredit her to William. (WATERBROOK, Oct., 320 pp., $14.99)