Saturday, March 3, 2012

Book Review - "The Maid of Fairbourne hall"

Don't miss the perfect blend of Regency-era romance and mystery in The Maid of Fairbourne Hall! Grab a copy and then be sure to enter Julie's Kindle Fire Giveaway and RSVP for her Author Chat party on Facebook! Swoon.

One fortunate winner will receive:

  • A brand new Kindle Fire
  • A Julie Klassen Library (The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, The Girl in the Gatehouse, and The Silent Governess)

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends 3/14/12. Winner will be announced at Julie's Fairbourne Hall Book Chat Party on 3/15. Julie will be hosting an evening of chat, trivia and a sneak peek of her next book - bring your friends! She'll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books and a Downton Abbey Prize Pack (Seasons 1 and 2)!

So grab your copy of The Maid of Fairbourne Hall and join Julie and friends on the evening of March 15th for a book chat party.

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About the book:
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?
About Julie:
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.

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I find Julie Klassen's style of writing very easy to read and very enjoyable! Klassen brings the early 1800's to life and transports the reader to London as she uses language fitting to the time period and fills the story with vivid descriptions. Margaret (Nora) is such a lovable character who grows so much throughout the story as she goes from a spoiled wealthy girl to being a maid and she realizes just how much her own maid had done for her and how she should have treated the servants more kindly and thought of them instead of just herself all the time. I also love all three Upchurch siblings, they are so different from each other in their own ways and yet the sibling bond that is between them was so realistic and the elements are their relationships with each other can be easily related to today. Historical fiction fans will not want to miss out on this treasure!

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*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review, Kristie. So glad to know you enjoyed the book!