Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Maid Of Fairbourne Hall: A Book Review

About The Book:

Regency Romance and Mystery from Bestselling Author Julie Klassen

To escape a scheme to marry her off to a dishonorable man, Margaret Macy flees London disguised as a housemaid. If she can remain unwed until her next birthday, she will receive an inheritance, and with it, sweet independence. But she never planned on actually working as a servant. And certainly not in the home of Nathaniel and Lewis Upchurch--both former suitors.

As she fumbles through the first real work of her life, Margaret struggles to keep her identity secret when suspicions arise and prying eyes visit Fairbourne Hall. Can she avoid a trap meant to force her from hiding?
Brimming with romance and danger, The Maid of Fairbourne Halltakes readers inside the fascinating belowstairs world of a 19th-century English manor, where appearances can be deceiving.

About The Author:

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

My Review:

Out of all the various Christian Historical Fiction authors I have had the pleasure of reading over the years, Julie Klassen is one of my favorites. I have actually read all her books and reviewed several here on the blog. 

Klassen is a writer who will take you on the adventure of a lifetime, without you ever needing to leave your home. Each book is immensely written, and extremely evident that much research was done in the prep and writing process. The characters were awesome, each with their own quirks, and I loved them all, even the villians. I love that themes like friendship, social class systems and romance are included in the book. The book also has enough intrigue and mystery to keep you guessing to the very end pages. I can't wait to see what Klassen comes out with next. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase The Maid of Fairbourne Hall at your favorite 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., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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