Book description: "Strong-willed and beautiful, debutante Katherine Ramsey feels ready to take the London social season by storm, and she must. Her family estate, Highland Hall, has been passed to older male cousin Sir William Ramsey, and her only means of securing her future is to make a strong debut and find a proper husband. With her all-knowing and meddling aunt as a guide, Katherine is certain to attract suitors at the lavish gatherings, sparkling with Great Britain’s elite.
When a shocking family scandal sidelines Katherine, forcing her out of the social spotlight, she keeps a low profile, volunteering with the poor in London’s East End. Here Katherine feels free from her predictable future, and even more so as a friendship with medical student Jonathan Foster deepens and her faith in God grows. But when Katherine is courted anew by a man of wealth and position, dreams of the life she always thought she wanted surface again. Torn between tradition and the stirrings in her heart for a different path, she must decide whom she can trust and love—and if she will choose a life serving others over one where she is served."
My review: I enjoyed the first book in this series, so I was really looking forward to reading this one. I was not disappointed, but for me it wasn't as good as the first one. The story was well-written, but it just didn't seem to go deep enough. I didn't get pulled into the lives of the characters as I would have liked. I did enjoy seeing the transformation in Kate from a spoiled child in the first book, to a mature young woman by the end of this book. There was also plenty of humor with Kate's aunt planning her every move. The author also gives the reader plenty to think about as far as his own priorities and spiritual health. A very clear presentation of the gospel makes this book an excellent resource to give to unbelieving friends and acquaintances who like to read. I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.