Thursday, September 22, 2016
Book Review: Daughter of Highland Hall by Carrie Turanski
I really enjoyed Carrie's style of storytelling, and the plot moved along nicely. There were enough subplots to keep the story interesting even through Kate's waiting and apprehension.
The thing I appreciated most about the story was the strong theme that physical and emotional attraction are not enough for a strong, healthy (not to mention Christian) marriage. To have things in common isn't enough either. There must be a mutual foundation of faith, and a mutual vision for the future. I really appreciated that.
I'll admit that Kate's character is not my favorite in the series. I wish Carrie would have spent a little more time developing Kate's spiritual journey and given us a glimpse into a more solid commitment to Christ since that was one of Jon's main concerns, but we didn't see that. That's my only disappointment in this book.
It was a fantastic story, excellently told and I'm looking forward to reading the third book in the series.