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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen Review and Giveaway

Synopsis: 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?

Julie Klassen

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.

For more information, visit www.julieklassen.com

My Review:

Another GREAT book by Julie Klassen. I loved it!!
Talk about going from Rags to Riches Margaret Macy as Nora goes from Riches to Rags. What an eye opener for this young 24 year old woman. They live in England in 1815, and she is from Money! They have oodles of servants for everything. When she overhears her Step-Father encouraging his Nephew Marcus to get with it marry her, at all costs, even if he has to molest her and then save her face. She knows she has to get away, by chance their maid Joan is fired, for something she did, and she takes her to her sister's!
You will not believe that this pampered girl is able to do all that she accomplishes. Is she going to be able to last, or will she end up going home to having someone else dress her?
She ends up at the home of two of her former suitors, and you will have to wonder if one or neither of these men, Nathaniel or Lewis will end up with her.
Don't miss this one, reminiscent of old England and some of its glory! I also love how Nate reinstated a prayer meeting for all of the help each morning.
This is a great Christian Romance Story!

I received this book from the Publisher Bethany House, and was not required to give a positive review.

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Enter Today and Save the Date-3/15!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. Winner will be announced at Julie's "Fairbourne Hall" Facebook Party on 3/15 . Julie will be hosting an evening of chat, trivia and a sneak peek at her next book - bring your friends! She'll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, and a Downton Abbey Prize Pack (Season 1 & 2)!

So grab your copy of The Maid of Fairbourne Hall and join Julie and friends on the evening of March 15th for an evening of fun.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)


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10 comments:

  1. Hi Maureen, thanks for a chance to win a copy of TMOFH! It sounds like such a great book.

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  2. Well, I probably will not win, but I figured i'd give it a shot, anyway. Hey, you never know! I figured I'd try it out because I live in Canada (the FRENCH province) and can't get good Christian books IN ENGLISH very easily here.

    Anyway, I've seen this book advertised online, but never thought of trying for it. It looks super good!! My Kindle isn't working right now - probably never will again, so a Kindle Fire would be so cool!!

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  3. This does sound like a good book to read. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  4. I've read Julie's books and would love to read this one. Please enter me.
    DeborahM
    debbiejeanm at gmail dot com

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  5. This sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  6. Her books are terrific!

    librarybooks at religious dot com

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  7. I have read the other books in the series and I loved them. Please enter me in the drawing. thanks for the chance to win.

    Debbie Clark
    debbiemcla(at)msn(dot)com

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  8. Thanks everyone. And thanks for the review, Maureen. So glad you enjoyed the book.

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  9. I love Julie's books. I have read them for book club. Thanks so much for the oppurnity to win a great book.Betsy

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  10. I love Julie's books. I have read them for book club. Thanks so much for the oppurnity to win a great book.Betsy

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