I read the first two books in Carrie Turansky's Edwardian Brides series in June of this year, one right after the other. I loved them! Cue the anticipation for A Refuge at Highland Hall, which I knew would be out this fall.
So imagine me sitting at the gate in the Buffalo airport, not wearing a wool hat because it was August and hot, playing with my phone and waiting to board my flight home to Atlanta (where it was even hotter, of course). That was where and when I spotted the call for influencers for the third and final book in the series.
Ooh, I thought. Pick me!
But thinking wasn't going to get me on the list, and I had a feeling that if I waited until I was back in Hotlanta, all the spots would be filled.
This is what smartphones are for, no?
So of course I bumbled my way through the web form, scrolling, resizing, typing in fields that wouldn't let me see what I had entered, and then finally submitting and hoping that it went through.
Yeah, you know the happy ending here--I made the team! So excited was I when the book arrived in September that I pulled out the wool hat and a lavender sweater for a little bookish selfie fun, even though it was still about a zillion degrees in the shade.
You can find my review of A Refuge at Highland Hall on Goodreads, but to hit the highlights:
My verdict? Loved it! Five stars!
The other books in this series are:
The Governess of Highland Hall
The Daughter of Highland Hall
And of course, to celebrate the October 20th release of A Refuge at Highland Hall, there's a great launch week giveaway happening on Carrie's blog--you won't want to miss it!
Happy reading to all!
P.S. I received an ARC from the author in exchange for my honest review; my opinions are my own!
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