The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen

It’s no secret that, being the Anglophile I am, I love Julie Klassen’s books. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that her newest release, The Maid of Fairbourne Hall was one of the three books I ordered on Christmas morning after opening my Barnes and Noble gift card from my in-laws. 

When it arrived on my doorstep a few days later, I was giddy with excitement. Of course I had to finish the book I was in the middle of reading, first. But I did. Then I curled in front of the fire ready to enjoy a jaunt into 1800s England. 

As usual, Julie did not disappoint. Margaret Macy, a spoiled rich girl, had to get away from her step father’s attempts to marry her to his nephew in order to gain her inheritance. But Margaret did the unthinkable. She not only ran away, she got hired in a country house as a maid. In the house of the man whose proposal she’s refused two years earlier!

Of course besides all the fun of the peek inside the worlds “above stairs” and “below stairs” there is the constant tension of wondering if Margaret— now Nora Garret— will be found out. 

It was a delightful read, one I had trouble putting down. Well done, Julie! I’m already looking forward to the next one! 


The Grumpy Consumer said...

Thanks for the referral! Found your blog by accident and I'm looking for a new book to order on my Nook. This one looks good, thanks!

Kristin :-)

Anne Mateer said...

Hope you enjoy it!

Sharon said...

Our book club was very fortunate to have Julie come to a meeting last year. She shared how the cover of "Girl in the Gatehouse" was designed. And of course we had to ask all our questions about her other books. Love them all and looking forward to reading "The Maid of Fairbourne Hall".

Anne Mateer said...

How very fun, Sharon! Julie is such a great person to get to know. I know you'll love The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, too!