Julia Foster loves her parents, and helping them in their life’s calling. Together they serve and care for young girls in India who are suffering under the caste system. When her father falls seriously ill, the Foster family moves home to England. Assuming responsibility for the financial situation, Julia takes a job as a governess. She arrives at Highland Hall and finds two wealthy, but needy children, two sad and angry girls, and the withdrawn master, Sir William Ramsey.
Julia begins to make the mansion into a home in her quiet and gentle way. She wins the hearts of the motherless children and reaches out to the older girls. While William busies himself with saving the mansion from financial ruin, he moves farther and farther away from his own children.
The themes in this book were parent/child relationships and employer/employee relationships. The loving, caring relationship that Julia and her parents show and the sad, misunderstood one that William and his children have are both at odds for each other. As Julia unknowingly serves as an example, William’s heart begins to change. And when William fights the love his sister has for their gardener, he finds himself shocked when he learns he is falling in love with his children’s governess.
This was a sweet, wonderful story and I loved it. A great relaxing read for night. 🙂
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars