Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julia Klassen
What would it be like to go from having your own maids and servants to being a maid? What about if you were in service to two brothers both of which were former suitors? What if you were keeping your identity a secret?
This and more is what Miss Margaret Macy will face in Julie Klassen's newest book The Maid of Fairbourne Hall. Miss Macy finds herself needing to escape from her step fathers demand to marry his nephew and knows if she can make it for one year she will receive a rather large inheritance from her great aunt. The twist in her plan was she never planned to end up a maid in Fairborne Hall.
I loved this book so much that I read it in less than 3 days because I could not put it down. I have read two other books by Julie Klassen (The Apothecary's Daughter and The Girl in the Gatehouse) and this onw by far is my favorite so far. I loved learning about what it was like to be a servent back in 19th century English manor and had fun trying to guess when people would find out who she really was.
This book is full of suspense, adventure, danger and even a little romance this book has something for everyone and will not disappoint. So, if you are new to Julie's books or have read them all make sure you add this excellent novel to your collection.
About the Author (from bethanyhouse.com):
Julie Klassen loves all things Jane--Jane Eyre and Jane Austen. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Julie worked in publishing for sixteen years and now writes full time. She has won the Christy Award: Historical Romance for The Silent Governess (2010) and The Girl in the Gatehouse (2011) which also won the 2010 Midwest Book Award for Genre Fiction. Julie and her husband have two sons and live in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota. For more information, visit www.julieklassen.com
*I received this book from the author and Bethany House publisher in exchange for my honest review, Thank you Julie and Bethany House!