The Governess of Highland Hall is set in England in the early 1900s- the time of formal introductions to society, vast chasms between aristocracy and servants, and only proper and formal relationships. Julia was a missionary in India with her parents but is now back in England because her father is in poor health. In order to help provide for her family's financial needs, she takes a position as a governess for a wealthy family. Sir William is a widower struggling to keep the noble country home he has inherited when Julia comes to work as a governess caring for his children and his young cousins.
The historical setting for the story was charming. The characters were compelling and interesting. There were several story lines going on at once, but the primary story was easy to follow, and this wasn't distracting. I enjoyed Julia as a strong female character. She was good and sweet but still very believable. Sir William was also strong and likable. This was an easy read with an interesting story and a sweet romance developing.
I believe this is the first in a series, and I will definitely look for future books in the series.
I give this on a strong 4 stars and a G for content.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.