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A Refuge at Highland Hall

“The hardship and sacrifices of the First World War are illuminated in this poignant portrait of faith and family during 1915 Britain. In
A Refuge of Highland Hall,
third book in the Edwardian Brides series, author Carrie Turansky weaves an inspiring and beautiful tale about Love's power amid adversity, and the miracle of redemption when we allow God to guide our hearts. Carrie's keen eye for historical detail lends an atmosphere that will delight readers as they are swept back into a time of lush simplicity set against the backdrop of war, with a cast of engaging characters whose courage and strength promise to rise triumphant.”

—
K
ATE
B
RESLIN
, award-winning author of
Not By Sight


A Refuge at Highland Hall
is a story of finding hope even when pain threatens our dreams, and of pursuing courage to see beyond the scars and boundaries to the heart. Carrie Turansky brings to life rich historical details of the Edwardian era, especially of aviation during its infancy in World War I. An endearing romance.”

—
P
EPPER
D
.
B
ASHAM
, author of
The Thorn Bearer

“Fans of
Downton Abbey
will be surprised to find Turansky's final installment of the Edwardian Brides series even more exciting, with characters so well developed, they jump from the pages into their hearts.”

—
T
ERRI
G
ILLESPIE
, author of
Making Eye Contact with God
and the Hair Mavens series

“In
A Refuge at Highland Hall
, master storyteller Carrie Turansky weaves together another beautifully written tale of courage, hope, and love. Her story swept me back to the streets of London and then on to France during the conflict of World War I. I love reading historical fiction, and it was a joy to learn so much about this era through the endearing Ramsey family.
A Refuge at Highland Hall
is a powerful conclusion to the Edwardian Brides series!”

—
M
ELANIE
D
OBSON,
award-winning author of
Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor
and
Chateau of Secrets

“What do you get when you mix a sigh-worthy hero in a pilot's uniform with a sweet yet independent heroine? Carrie Turansky's latest release,
A Refuge at Highland Hall.
World War I aficionados will love this story, as will Anglophiles and pretty much anyone who enjoys a historical romance that tugs at a reader's heartstrings. Looking for a great read? This one's for you.”

—
M
ICHELLE
G
RIEP
, award-winning author of
Brentwood's Ward

B
OOKS BY
C
ARRIE
T
URANSKY
N
OVELS

The Daughter of Highland Hall

The Governess of Highland Hall

Snowflake Sweethearts

A Man to Trust

Seeking His Love

Along Came Love

Surrendered Hearts

N
OVELLAS

Where Two Hearts Meet

Christmas Mail-Order Brides

Kiss the Bride

A Blue and Gray Christmas

A Big Apple Christmas

Wedded Bliss?

A
R
EFUGE AT
H
IGHLAND
H
ALL

P
UBLISHED BY
M
ULTNOMAH
B
OOKS

12265 Oracle Boulevard, Suite 200

Colorado Springs, Colorado 80921

All Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version.

The characters and events in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to actual persons or events is coincidental.

Trade Paperback ISBN 9781601425003

eBook ISBN 9781601425010

Copyright © 2015 by Carrie Turansky

Cover design by Kristopher K. Orr; cover photography by Mike Heath, Magnus Creative; background castle image by Keith Firstbrook

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.

Published in the United States by WaterBrook Multnomah, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York.

M
ULTNOMAH
® and its mountain colophon are registered trademarks of Penguin Random House LLC.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Turansky, Carrie.

A refuge at highland hall / Carrie Turansky. — First edition.

pages ; cm

ISBN 978-1-60142-500-3 — ISBN 978-1-60142-501-0 (electronic)

I. Title.

PS3620.U7457R44 2015

813'.6—dc23

2015023496

v4.1

ep

• • •

This book is dedicated to my dear friend and fellow author Cathy Gohlke, who has challenged and encouraged me on my writing journey, always shown me Christ-like love, and been a powerful example of placing her faith and hope in God.

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Sir William Ramsey
—master and baronet of Highland Hall; husband of Julia; father of Andrew and Millicent (Millie); brother of Sarah (Ramsey) Dalton

Julia (Foster) Ramsey
—wife of Sir William and former governess at Highland Hall; stepmother to Andrew and Millie

Katherine (Kate Ramsey) Foster
—cousin of William; wife of Jonathan Foster; sister of Penny; born and raised at Highland

Dr. Jonathan (Jon) Foster
—husband of Kate; brother of Julia; doctor at St. George's Hospital, London

Penelope (Penny) Rose Ramsey
—cousin of William; sister of Kate; born and raised at Highland

Alexander (Alex) Goodwin
—childhood friend of Jonathan and Julia; Englishman born in India; RNAS pilot

Andrew Ramsey
—son of William and future heir of Highland Hall; fourteen years old

Millicent (Millie) Ramsey
—daughter of William; ten years old

Sarah (Ramsey) Dalton
—sister of William; wife of Clark

Agatha Dalton
—Clark's aunt

Clark Dalton
—head gardener at Highland; husband of Sarah

Mrs. Miranda Dalton
—housekeeper at Highland; Clark Dalton's mother; grandmother of Abigail

Abigail Murray
—Mrs. Dalton's granddaughter; Clark's niece; ten years old

Dr. Phillip Foster
—husband of Mary; father of Jon and Julia; former missionary to India; Ramsey family physician

Mrs. Mary Foster
—wife of Phillip; mother of Jon and Julia; former missionary to India

Lydia Chambers
—lady's maid to Kate and Penny; sister of Helen; aunt of Emily

Helen Chambers
—maid; sister of Lydia; mother of Emily

Mrs. Hester Murdock
—cook from London who joins Highland staff

Mr. George Lawrence
—butler at Highland; head of the male staff

Patrick Lambert
—footman at Highland

Chef Lagarde
—head chef at Highland; in charge of kitchen staff

Ann Norton
—nursery maid at Highland

Gordon McTavish
—steward at Highland

Donald Miller
—age fifteen; boy taken in by Kate and Jon Foster

Jack Hartman
—age fourteen; boy taken in by the Fosters; brother of Rose and Susan

Tom Perkins
—age twelve; boy taken in by the Fosters

Lucy Wallingford
—age fifteen; girl taken in by the Fosters

Edna Snook
—age eleven; girl taken in by the Fosters

Rose Hartman
—age ten; girl taken in by the Fosters; sister to Jack and Susan

Susan Hartman
—age six; girl taken in by the Fosters; sister to Rose and Jack

Irene Jotham
—age four; girl taken in by the Fosters

Emily Chambers
—age three; Helen's daughter

Winifred Tremont
—mother of Alex and Lindy; wife of Roger

Roger Tremont
—stepfather of Alex and Lindy; husband of Winifred

Lindy Goodwin
—sister of Alex

Marius Ritter
—born in Germany; lived in London; prisoner in the internment camp; farm laborer

Siegfried Schultz
—born in Germany; lived in London; prisoner in the internment camp; farm laborer

Randal Longmore
—wing commander of Alex's squadron

George Meddis
—RNAS mechanic

Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the
L
ORD
shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

—
I
SAIAH
40:30–31

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