Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Litfuse Blog Tour: The Maid of Fairbourne Hall

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?"

My Review:

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall was a very interesting and well written story. At the very first page, you are thrown into a sea of action. The whole entire book from beginning to end was action filled and fast paced. I really enjoyed the epigraphs, the author used at the beginning of each chapter. They allowed you to get an incite of what the following chapter was about, without spoiling the story. It also gave one further intelligence to the life of servanthood during this time period.

At the beginning, Margaret, is a snippy vain women used to getting everything she wanted when she wanted. It was so fun to watch this up class lady turn into a mere servant, what a humbling process. The author took you through each step of the transformation in Margaret's life. We journeyed with her at the beginning, when she could not even untie her laces in her corset, then when she began her first cleaning duties, the hardening of her perfectly manicured hands, and right up to the point when she becomes a very capable and independent servant. This transformation was not just from lady to servant, it was a matter of Margarets' inner woman. In the end she was able to put her whole trust in the Lord. What a rewarding transformation!

The author did a great job writing this story. Not once did you wish to abandon this book, you actually want the story to go on. The romance was clean, and fresh nothing redundant. The action in the book was breathtaking, the emotions strung high, the suspense was thrilling, making this a complete package for an awesome read. I give this book it's much deserved 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book for free, from Litfuse Publicity, in exchange for my honest opinion.

You can purchase this book at CBD.

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.

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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