• The Governess of Highland Hall

  • Edwardian Brides, Book 1
  • By: Carrie Turansky
  • Narrated by: Veida Dehmlow
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (556 ratings)

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The Governess of Highland Hall

By: Carrie Turansky
Narrated by: Veida Dehmlow
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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

Critic Reviews

"A heartwarming tale." ( RT Book Reviews)

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a book I did not want to put down

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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Very religious story. Good message

I am the opposite of religious and every other sentence in this book had God willing mixed with scriptures and daily prayers etc. it initially annoyed me and I was close to deleting the book until I had a thought. I know it is important to always have positive thoughts and words put out into the universe and the more positive you stay and the more positive things happen. My enlightenment came from the fact that religious people pray, non religious but positive people do something similar except it’s not named speaking to God. A wonderful book with a positive message.

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Absolutely loved this book!!

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

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Good listen

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.

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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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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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A Sweet Christian Regency Romance

Very well written and narrated. This is the first I’ve listened to by this author and narrator. I did enjoy the book ver much, but there is a heavy Christian overture throughout the book. That didn’t both me at all, but it might others. The messages were good, but the author might consider not making so many religious references. That is not meant as a criticism, just a thought to consider as it might appeal to a larger audience if religion was scattered throughout instead of being so heavy with it.

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Corona listening

I fast forwarded thru the last 3 chapters. For a long time I kept listening because I hoped I would get used to the narrator. When I dozed off and missed a chunk but it didn't effect anything I knew the problems weren't just the reading. The gospel is strong in this but Julia is too perfect and William is a pain. it doesn't help that all the male characters sound like they have Corona and the hero is the worst. The narrator canNot do American accents. Alice, from the north, went back and forth sounding like she had a southern drawl or drunken drawl. She does children and servants well.

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A fantastic heartwarming read!!

Loved this novel by Carrie Turansky! It was heartwarming and inspiring!! She paid great detail to the setting and era. Great job!

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