In The Governess of Highland Hills by Carrie Turanksy, Julie Foster is a young missionary who moves from India to England to help provide for her ailing father by taking a job as a governess for a wealthy family. She must endear herself to her employer’s two young children and two teenage nieces in order to keep her job, and struggles with her growing feelings for her employer.
Honestly, I was unimpressed with this book. There are so many Christian fiction books that are well-written, with characters you love, and have plots that engage you, but this, unfortunately, was not one of them. I felt that the conversations the characters were super religious and a bit unbelievable. I really wanted to like this book, but I just didn’t. Apparently this book is supposed to have huge appeal to Downton Abbey fans, but this fan did not take the bait.
If you’d like to check it out for yourself, you can grab a copy at Amazon, where you can also read a sample chapter.
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