Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. Margaret Macy really has no choice. Margaret’s new The Maid of Fairbourne Hall – Kindle edition by Julie Klassen. Download. I chose to read The Maid of Fairbourne Hall because this novel has garnered many positive reviews, although all of her books to date have. The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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Praying no one will recognize her, Margaret fumbles through the first real work of her life. If she can last until her next birthday, she will gain an inheritance from a spinster aunt–and sweet independence. But can she remain hidden as a servant even when prying eyes visit Fairbourne Hall? Observing both brothers as an “invisible” servant, Margaret learns she may have misjudged Nathaniel.
Is it too late to rekindle maud admiration? And when one of the family maiid nearly killed, Margaret alone discovers who was responsible.
Should she come forward, even at the risk of her reputation and perhaps her life? And can she avoid an obvious trap meant to force her from hiding?
On her journey from wellborn lady to servant to uncertain future, Margaret jaid learn to look past appearances and find the true meaning of “serve one another in love. Read more Read less.
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Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Lady of Milkweed Manor. The Secret of Pembrooke Park. The Girl in the Gatehouse. With no one to turn to for help, Margaret runs away from her home in London.
What little money Margaret brings with her fairhourne quickly exhausted, forcing her to accept a job as a maid at Fairbourne Hall. But her new employer is none other than Nathaniel Upchurch, whose offer of marriage Margaret rejected years ago.
Christy Award winner and RITA nominee Klassen delivers another impeccably crafted romance rich in fascinating details about life both upstairs and downstairs in a country estate. An excellent choice maiid fans of faith-based fiction and readers who miss traditional Regency romances.
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 fairboirne 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. See all Editorial Reviews.
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The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen
Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This story was hard to put down.
Margaret turns down Nathaniel’s marriage proposal hoping his charming brother will propose instead. Her mother’s new husband is in desperate need of funds and wants Margaret to marry his heir his nephepw since she will inherit a large sum on her next birthday. When Margaret overhears her stepfather’s sinister plans for her, she slips away and masquerades as a housemaid.
She ends up serving in Nathaniel’s home, unbeknownst to him. While working there, her eyes open to each brothers’ true character and she learns that things are not always as they appear. The character development was great. I enjoyed the secondary characters as well. My only complaint is that I would have enjoyed an epilogue. It seemed to end rather suddenly. Also, she used the more modern phrase once, “from your lips to God’s ears,” which made me cringe a bit.
However, I highly recommend the book. It’s worth the time it takes to read it. This is my first experience with a book by Ms Klassen.
It is sweet, clean, with some interesting moments. The beginning was excellent. The main female character was faced with a very serious and dangerous situation which she met head on. Through her obtaining a position as a maid, the story was gripping. From then on it bounced along with quite a few very slow spots and a huge cast of characters. The romance was way too delayed and repetitive. The mystery was clever. This story is entertaining but over pgs is simply too much. A good editor with a red pen could have pulled this together to move the story along and vastly improved it by doing so.
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For those who wonder why so many strong reviews, I speculate it is due to the Christian content. I like fairbournw aspect but feel that the writing quality is what should be reviewed. Christian themes seem to get a pass which madi them to allow weaker mair books fairnourne that genre which is unnecessary and unfortunate.
One person found this helpful. Julie Klassen has an amazing ability to write Regency novels. She completely draws you into the time period and makes you forget the world around you.
Margaret begins the novel as yall somewhat spoiled rich girl. She doesn’t give many thoughts to the lives of the servants, focusing more on her marital pursuits and material things. When she is forces to leave her home, she finds residence at Fairbourne Hall as a maid. She must do the work she had taken for granted for so long. Klassen doesn’t make it easy on her, but doesn’t make it unrealistically hard, either.
Margaret must work for the first time in her life and grows to have a better understanding and compassion for those around her. The two main men in the story are complete opposites. One wants what he can’t have and doesn’t let that get in his way.
The other, while less exciting, is the true gentleman. While one is great for a moment, the other is great for a lifetime. The contrast was fantastic and made for an interesting story. I felt there was a lot of silent buildup for a climax that fizzled a little bit. After what happens near the beginning of the novel, how it was tied up felt a little short and rushed. I know that the main purpose of this novel was to be a romance, and in that aspect, it was perfect. However, Klassen also added a little extra tension that kaid needed to be explored more or cut out.
The Maid of Fairbourne Hall is my favorite Klassen novel to date. It has mystery and romance all wrapped up with the drama of the Regency era.
Does reliably fresh sound like an oxymoron? Not when the pen is in Julie Klassen’s hand. She writes twists and secrets into The Maid of Fairbourne Hall to keep us glued to the page.