Thursday, March 14

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall: Book Review

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall

Julie Klassen

Bethany House Publishers
January 1st 2012
Adult | Romance

Official 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 biggest complaint was that the book was at times a bit long winded. Otherwise it was an enjoyable read. Fans of Downton Abbey will likely enjoy this book. Especially since it has such an in depth view into the belowstairs life.

A simple regency romance. The biggest difference being we get several scenes from the male's point of view. Which I especially enjoyed.

This book has danger and a smidge of mystery. Characters that just won't reform and great gobs of happy moments.

A real treat.

So entertaining were Margaret and Nathaniel that it was hard to part with them on the last page. I will definitely be looking for more books by this author.