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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen

I recently received The Maid of Fairbourne Hall and had the pleasure of reading it. Below is an overview of the book and my review.  Make sure to read at the end of the post the details about the Facebook party, Kindle Fire Giveaway and Downtown Abbey gift pack!!!  You won't want to miss it!

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?

My Thoughts:
I loved this book!!!  I thought that Julie Klassen did an amazing job of putting together her storyline.  She kept me interested all the way to the end of her novel.  Her book truly is like watching a great PBS Jane Austen movie.  Many times I read a book and then think it was good but not one I want to keep in my library to loan out or read again.  This book is definitely a keeper and I will be looking for other Julie Klassen books to read in the future.

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You can read what others are saying about the book on the blog tour by clicking here.

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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Giveaway and Facebook Party Details:

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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Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on March 15th!

**I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

Ελλάδα said...

I really like the scene when Margaret is cleaning the upstairs bedrooms, one is messy and the other one is nearly pristine. She immediately assumes that the neat one is Lewis's bedroom and is shocked when she discovers it is Nathaniel's. This is just the first thing she discovers she is wrong about Nathaniel.

I loved this book and think it is Julie's best work to date. I have read all of Julie's other books and this is now my favorite. I highly recommend The Maid of Fairbourne Hall. If you decide to read it, make sure that you start it when you have enough time to read it in one sitting; because if you find that you enjoy it as much as I did, you won't want to put it down. I foolishly started it late in the evening and wound up staying up very late to finish it.

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