I was sad to finish this light-hearted and captivating historical christian novel from Carrie Turansky. The author whisks readers away to London in the early nineteen hundreds and lets us experience the struggles and aspirations of high culture and people living in poverty. The main character is young Kate, and her coming of age in the glamour of London society, but she is surrounded by family, suitors, maids and people living in poverty. She does a great job developing her characters and readers will easily identify with some of the struggles characters faced. I especially appreciated the themes of vocational calling, essential qualities to seek in a marriage partner, service to the poor, and family relationships. I look forward to reading Turanksy's next book!
I would recommend this book to any female reader age 14+. The content is appropriate for 12+, but I'm not sure younger girls would be interested in the storyline.
I received this book as a gift from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.