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Sunday, 29 January 2012

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall~

It's Monday!
What are You Reading?

joining Sheila and her readers at Book Journey
with my current 'just read and enjoyed ' recommendation ...

To escape a scheme to marry her off to a dishonourable man, 
Margaret Macy flees London disguised as a housemaid.
If she can remain unwed until her upcoming 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 where she lands...
Faced with the first real work of her life, 
Margaret struggles to keep her identity secret ~
especially 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 Hall
takes readers inside both the fascinating above stairs and below stairs
worlds of a 19th-century English manor, 
where appearances can be deceiving...

I loved this book! 
 to whet your own appetite ~
I'm providing reading samples of
 The Maid of Fairbourne Hall
 found here for your enjoyment!

this adventurous Regency romance kept me fascinated from beginning to end ~
the storyline had abundant suspense and intrigue 
 keeping me turning all 400+ pages!
Margaret worked on many of my emotions as her character
developed from frustrating to favoured.
realistic characters, true to the era depicted, added to the authenticity.
{i do wish it would be set to the correct spelling of the country and age} -
i think that too would add to its authenticity

the faith aspects are handled well and accurately to this historical period.
an addition to the story rather than a distraction.
a highly recommended book!

a great movie of the period that interconnects perfectly,
is "Amazing Grace".
it provides relevant background info on the sugar plantations 
that bear on the storyline.
a highly recommended movie!

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 info visit

This book,
Paperback, 410 pages Published January 1st 2012 by Bethany House 
 has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and 
Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, 
a division of Baker Publishing Group.  


Esme said...

Enjoy your week of reading.

Bonnie said...

This book sounds lovely! I usually read a lot of paranormal fiction but I often like to change things up with a bit of historical fiction or regency-era romance (I know almost from one extreme to the other)!

Thanks for the suggestion, I am adding this to my TBR lit!

Have a great week and happy reading! Here is my It's Monday post:

Mystica said...

This maid looks very mischievous!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

This bok sounds interesting.

Here is mine

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Enjoy the book! It looks good!

pussreboots said...

I finished a nice mix of things. Please come see what I'm reading now.

dollycas aka Lori said...

Sounds really good!

Please stop by and check out my week!


Tasha said...

Have a fab week! See what I'm reading here. Tasha @ A Trillian Books xxx

Rev. Kim Justice said...

Just hoping by to see what you were reading as well to be a new follower..

Julie Klassen said...

Thanks all! And thanks for the great review; I'm glad you enjoyed the book.

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