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The Governess of Highland Hall Audiobook

The Governess of Highland Hall: Edwardian Brides, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Missionary Julia Foster loves working alongside her parents, but when the family must return to England due to illness, she readily accepts the burden for her parents' financial support. Taking on a job at Highland Hall as governess, she quickly finds that teaching her four ill-mannered charges at a grand estate is more challenging than expected. Widowed and left to care for his two young children and his deceased cousin's two teenage girls, William Ramsey is consumed with saving the estate from financial ruin. The last thing he needs is any distraction coming from the kindhearted-yet-determined governess who seems to be quietly transforming his household with her persuasive personality. Julia and William are determined to do what it takes to save their families-common ground that proves fertile for unexpected feelings. But will William choose Julia's steadfast heart and faith over the wealth and power he needs to secure Highland Hall's future?

©2013 Carrie Turansky (P)2014 Tantor

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"A heartwarming tale." (RT Book Reviews)

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    a good story with an admirable heroine, more than one villain to hate, and an ending I could live with. and I did not have to sacrifice language, morals, or any other solid values. I would read more from this author and narrator, definitely!

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    I absolutely loved this book! Great story! Sweet Romance and Inspiring walk with the Lord! Very enjoyable!

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    Interesting storyline. Reminded me a lot of Downton Abby. My only complaint: Narrators interpretation of the male voices made them all sound like gruff old men instead of dapper gentlemen and she also struggled with an American accent. However, still very enjoyable and good story.

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    "Good story, not such a great narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to The Governess of Highland Hall the most enjoyable?

    Good enjoyable story, and not ruined by too many Americanisms, as can be the problem with books of this genre by American authors.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I liked the story but was not so keen on the narrator, and I don't think a person with an Indian accent was such a great choice. I appreciate that one of the characters had lived in India, but I don't think she did a great job with the accents and the pronunciation.


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    "Heavy religious tone."

    Twenty eight minutes into it and I knew I didn't want to listen to a religious themed book. I'm sending it back. A real disappointment.

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    I enjoyed every part of the story line. The narrator's voice was great except for Williams. It was too raspy.

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    "Um"

    I read the hardcopy first and loved it. In listening to the Audible version I noticed that one of the characters complained of having "...a devil of a time..." doing something. Detracted from the Christian inspirational theme.
    Other than that, the book was a comfort food sort of story and I would like to try other books by this author.

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    The story. was interesting and narrator did a fine job, There is also a lot of asking for God's help.

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