A Refuge at Highland Hall by Carrie Turanksy


Summary:

Penny Ramsey has always considered Highland Hall her home, but when Britain becomes involved in World War One she travels to London to assist her sister Kate with the eight orphan children she and her husband Jon have taken into their home. Doing her part for the war effort takes priority over Penny’s dreams of romance until she meets Alex Goodwin, a Royal Naval Air Service pilot in training.

 Alex is determined to prove his worth and do his part to defend his country. Knowing he is heading off for the dangerous assignment of chasing Zeppelins across the front line in France, he feels it’s unwise to form any romantic attachments. But he can’t help admiring the pretty, warmhearted Penny and wondering what it would be like to find her waiting when he returns home from the war. 

 As Penny writes to Alex, their friendship blossoms, and she becomes his tie to home and normalcy as he faces the hardships war. But being an RNAS pilot means confronting the enemy, and the fallout from those experiences push Alex beyond Penny’s reach. Can God mend the brokenness left by the losses of war? Will faith and forgiveness bring them together again?
My Thoughts:

I could not put this book down! Literally.  I was bleary eyed reading in the the early hours of the morning, because I was so anxious to find out how this series concluded.  I think this was my favorite book of the series.  Packed with action, tense moments, sweet correspondence during war time, it was the perfect mix!  I felt like I was visiting Downton Abbey during the war time season.  I loved Penny and equally loved Alex.  I was as anxious to read their correspondence as they seemed to be! When Alex would go out on a mission I felt like I was holding my breath just waiting for him to get back safely.  Weaved into this sweet war time romance were tons of historical facts that I found to be so interesting.  I am usually not a fan of any type of war time story, they are always stressful and tragic, however this story really centered around Penny and Alex and their expericences during the war.  There were obviously hardships and tense situations, but they were balance out with the characters reliance on God and prayer.  Captivating until the end! A great way to end a wonderful series.  Seriously wishing there were more books in this series.  Loved it!   

To buy your own copy of this book visit one of the links below!

www.carrieturansky.com
Amazon: A Refuge at Highland Hall

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