Thursday, 12 January 2012

Book Review - The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen

Publisher's blurb:
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 Hall takes readers inside the fascinating belowstairs world of a 19th-century English manor, where appearances can be deceiving.

My review: While I really enjoyed this story I found is it lacking in a few areas. The characters were well written and thoroughly likable but it would have been nice if some explanation had been given to both Margaret's family as to her whereabouts and to the maids of Fairboure Hall as to who she really was. It seemed like she built true friendships there and real friends would have confided in each other. Still a good book to read and I would recommend it to others.

"Book 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

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