Sunday, January 01, 2012

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Maid of Fairbourne Hall
Bethany House (January 1, 2012)
Julie Klassen


Julie worked in publishing for sixteen years (first in advertising, then as a fiction editor) and now writes full time. Two of her books, The Girl in the Gatehouse and The Silent Governess won the Christy Award for Historical Romance. The Girl in the Gatehouse also won a Midwest Book Award and The Silent Governess was a finalist in Romance Writers of America's RITA awards.

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.


Pampered Margaret Macy flees London in disguise to escape pressure to marry a dishonorable man. With no money and nowhere else to go, she takes a position as a housemaid in the home of Nathaniel Upchurch, a suitor she once rejected in hopes of winning his dashing brother. 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 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

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Mocha with Linda said...

Set to post at midnight. LOVED this book - Julie's best one yet! I predict another award winner.

Casey said...

Posted w/ review this morning. :)

A Cooking Bookworm said...

Another fantastic book by Julie!! My post and review is up!

jacque said...

I agree..wonderful book! My post is up as well at Good Family Reads!

Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Happy New Year.

Betsy St. Amant said...

Will be posted on Tuesday the 3rd!

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Heart2Heart said...

What an incredible first read for 2012! LOVED it!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

SmilingSally said...

Hi Bonnie,

Here's mine (with the GOOD link):

Melanie said...

Posted with review:

loves to read said...

posted w/review. Really enjoyed the book :)

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review here:

I also posted on Amazon, CBD, B&N, Shelfari, GoodReads, MySpace, Facebook, and my local library.

Amber S. said...

Here's the link to my post with a partial review:

Full review to come soon after I finish the book! :)


MJ @ Creative Madness Mama said...

Brittanie said...


Georgiana said...

scheduled for morning!

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with review.

IE Mommy said...

Here you go:


Mom Blogger said...

posted on Loves 2 Read ~

Margie Vawter said...

Posted, with short review.

Jasmine said...


Lynn said...

My review is posted..

Cheryl Klarich said...


April Erwin said...

Mine's up. Loved it!

Suzanne Wesley said...


Loved this one :)

Joy Hannabass said...

Posted with review here'