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Litfuse Blog Tour The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen

2/29/12
About the Book:



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?









About the Author:


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



Where to Buy:

You can purchase The Maid of Faibourne Hall on Amazon



My Review:

I am a die-hard Jane Austen fanatic, so whenever I find a story that is written in the same period, I am definitely intrigued.   This is my first time reading a book from Julie Klassen, but definitely not my last!   


This story had me hooked from the first few pages.   How could you not be with a wicked step-father trying to marry off Margaret to an equally wicked good-looking young gentleman who wants her for her money?    That alone kept me turning the pages.  But the twist of Margaret, the perfect "lady", disguising herself as a lowly maid in the home of her former suitors equally grabbed my attention.


I was thoroughly entertained and my Janeite heart was giddy with glee throughout Margaret's journey.   Watching Margaret evolve from haughty refined "lady" to humble lowly housemaid Nora was definitely characterization worthy of an Austen comparison.  I truly felt like I was watching a Jane Austen adaptation leap off the pages.  It also reminded me of one of my latest obsessions Downton Abbey.


I definitely recommend this novel for not only Jane Austen fans, but also period drama addicts.  You will not be disappointed!  




See What Others Have To Say On The Blog Tour:


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Contest:

Don't miss the perfect blend of Regency-era romance and mystery in The Maid of Fairbourne Hall! Grab a copy and then be sure to enter Julie's Kindle Fire Giveaway and RSVP for her Author Chat party on Facebook! Swoon.




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 3/14/12. Winner will be announced at Julie's Fairbourne Hall Book Chat Party on 3/15. Julie will be hosting an evening of chat, trivia and a sneak peek of her next book - bring your friends! She'll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books and a Downton Abbey Prize Pack (Seasons 1 and 2)!

So grab your copy of The Maid of Fairbourne Hall and join Julie and friends on the evening of March 15th for a book chat party.


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Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on March 15th!


Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity for the purpose of review.


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Michelle said...

Great review, Shelly! Sounds like such an awesome story -- thankfully, I have this one on my shelf waiting to review. : )

Julie said...

Great review! I love books like these! I will have to check it out! Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

sounds like a great read! thanks for the review!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

I want to read this now! What a great review!

royalegacy said...

Great review. I really want to read this book now. Thanks!
Danielle

Trisha said...

Great review! Sounds like my kind of read!

Mudpiesandtiaras said...

Great review! Sounds like a summer read!

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