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Review: The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen

When heiress Margaret Macy overhears an evil scheme to force her to marry her step-father’s nephew, she flees.  She has no money and in the 19th century there is only one way for her to survive:  find a position as a servant.  Although she has never done a stitch of work in her life, she takes a job as a housemaid…and then she discovers she’s in the home of two of her former suitors.

It’s a good thing she’s disguised, but that does not help as much as she had hoped.  With determination Margaret faces her daunting new work as well as the danger that surrounds her.  As she learns kindness and humility, she also grows ready to accept the romance that comes her way.

Although I had looked forward to discovering how 19th century servants lived in an English manor, I had not expected such a thrilling story.  If you enjoy suspense, romance, and a healthy dose of reality from a wholesome, Christian perspective, The Maid of Fairbourne Hall will be sure to please.  This light reading is an excellent armchair getaway for dreary winter days.

Disclosure: This book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. and is available at your favorite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

This is my fifth book in the in the 2012 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge.


  1. Paul KH says:

    As a 40 year old bloke I haven’t read much romance but as I want to read as much as possible, maybe I should. I’ll keep my eye out for this.


    1. Annie Kate says:

      Hey, if you don’t feel like reading romance, there are hundreds of thousands of other books! Many options are available.

      But this IS a pleasant read.

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