Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall {Book Review & Giveaway}

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Margaret Macy is just a few month’s away from her twenty fifth birthday and a rather large inheritance. Her new step-father intends to marry her off to his nephew and get his hands on the money that she inherits. In a rash decision, she runs away with her recently discharged servant. With little funds to support her, she is forced to disguise herself and is hired as a servant.

Reality sets in at 5:30 am each morning and Margaret attempts to learn the ins and outs of a life in service. Unfortunately for her, she has been hired to work in the house of one of her former suitors and there are numerous people looking to discover where she is hidden. Will she be able to keep her identity a secret or will she be discovered and forced to marry someone who only intends to take her inheritance?

My Thoughts

Right now one of my favorite tv series focuses on the differences between the lives of servants and the society families. The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen was a fun look into the life of a girl who is thrust into the role of servant ~ when she is far from accustomed to doing any bit of work and her attitude has been anything but thankful. As her character adjusts to the new circumstances and her attitude changes toward others, you are pulled into the story and the lives of those that surround her.

I truly have not read a book by Julie Klassen that I have not loved or would not recommend. When this book showed up in my mailbox early one Saturday afternoon, I immediately pulled it out of the envelope, sat down on the couch and read it cover to cover.

I only stopped to make dinner for my family. Even then, I had the book in my hand while stirring the cooking food. {ahem}

Hopefully, that will give you some indication of how much I enjoyed it! Here are a few more books by Julie Klassen that I have also enjoyed: The Girl in the GatehouseThe Silent Governess, The Apothecary's Daughter, and Lady of Milkweed Manor. If you enjoy period fiction, you will really enjoy her books!

Find Out More

~ Visit Julie Klassen’s website

~ Buy The Maid of Fairbourne Hall at Amazon.

The Giveaway

Would you like to win a copy of The Maid of Fairbourne Hall ? I have one copy to mail to one of my readers! Leave a comment on this post ~ be sure there is a way for me to contact you. The giveaway will be open until Tuesday, February 21st at 8pm.

This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to read my disclosure policy. This book was provided for review by Bethany House. All opinions expressed in this review are solely my own.

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