Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Girl In The Gatehouse: A Book Review

About The Book:

Mariah Aubrey lives in seclusion with her secrets.
Will an ambitious captain uncover her identity... and her hidden past?

Banished from the only home she's ever known, Mariah Aubrey hides herself away in an abandoned gatehouse on a distant relative's estate. There she supports herself and her loyal servant the only way she knows how—by writing novels in secret.

When Captain Matthew Bryant leases the estate, he is intrigued by the beautiful girl in the gatehouse. But there are many things he doesn't know about this beguiling outcast. Will he risk his plans—and his heart—for a woman shadowed by scandal?

Intriguing, mysterious, and romantic, The Girl in the Gatehousetakes readers inside the life of a secret authoress at a time when novel-writing was considered improper for ladies and the smallest hint of impropriety could change a woman's life forever.

You can read an excerpt of The Girl In The Gatehouse here.

About The Author:

Julie Klassen is a fiction editor with a background in advertising. She has worked in Christian publishing for more than twelve years, in both marketing and editorial capacities. Julie is a graduate of the University of Illinois. She enjoys travel, research, books, BBC period dramas, long hikes, short naps, and coffee with friends.

Julie and her husband have two sons and live in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota. For more information, visit

My Review:

An engaging story full of mystery, wonderful characters and descriptions that will bring you to a world not unlike my favorite classic author, Jane Austen. I have been a fan of Julie Klassen's for some time now and her newest release, The Girl In The Gatehouse did not disappoint. The storyline and characters had my attention from the beginning and kept my attention right to the last page. I love the underlying theme of overcoming even the most difficult of situations. What an encouragement for readers of all ages.

If you are looking for a great book to read, I highly recommend this one for sure!

BUY IT: The Girl In The Gatehouse by Julie Klassen is available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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