A Refuge at Highland Hall (Edwardian Brides #3)

Title:  A Refuge at Highland Hall (Edwardian Brides #3)
Author:  Carrie Turansky
Pages:  340
Year:  2015
Publisher:  Multnomah Books
Penny Ramsey has left Highland Hall for London to help her sister take care of eight orphaned children that have come into their home and Kate is expecting her first child.  The children’s parents have either been killed in the war or have abandoned them.  Keeping the children occupied with the restrictions of war time is a challenge for Kate and Penny.  While in London, Kate’s physician husband Jon runs into an old friend who has been injured during pilot training.  Jon invites Alex Goodwin over for dinner and he entertains the family with stories of his training and life growing up in India.  Alex also hits if off with Penny.  Eventually, the bombings in London make it unsafe for the family to remain so they return to Highland Hall, which is located in the country.  Alex heals and returns to training and the war.
Alex has poured his life into becoming the best pilot he can be.  He feels a sense of duty and honor to protect the innocent women and children of his country by trying his best to prevent the German zeppelins from bombing England.  He and Penny correspond by letter, with each eagerly looking forward to receiving the others letter.  As their correspondence continues, their feelings for each other grow.  They share a faith in God, but can their budding romance survive war or become a casualty of it?
I have enjoyed this entire series, especially this last book.  The way this family lived their faith daily was truly a joy to read about.  With William and Jon leading their families in daily devotions, prayer and as living examples for their wives and children to see was just marvelous!  When mistakes were made by some who made wrong choices, grace and compassion were extended time and again.  I thought the author did a great job depicting the anxiety and reality of the emotions during this time period of war.  The book contains romance, faith, acts of heroism, bravery, courage and much more.  I’m anxiously awaiting the next series this author pens.  I’m sure it will hold true to her sense of Christian values.
My rating is 4 stars.

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