My Review: Julie Klassen is becoming one of my favorite authors of Historical Christian Fiction. Her latest book The Maid of Fairbourne Hall is a great story about a woman named Margaret Macy who is forced to flee her home and seek employment as a maid to avoid being forced into marriage by her stepfather. Through these circumstances Margaret is forced to grow and mature outside of her previously privileged existence and ends up finding love in the process. I really enjoyed the book because it transports you to 19th century England and combines mystery and romance which are two of my favorite genres. To learn more about the author and read the official blurb on the book read the paragraphs below.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
She graduated from the University of Illinois and enjoys travel, research, BBC period dramas, long hikes, short naps, and coffee with friends. Julie and her husband have two sons and live near St. Paul, Minnesota.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Observing both brothers as an "invisible" servant, Margaret learns she may have misjudged Nathaniel. Is it too late to rekindle his admiration? And when one of the family is 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 must learn to look past appearances and find the true meaning of "serve one another in love."
If you would like to read the first chapter of The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, go HERE