Margaret Macy really has no choice. Margaret’s new stepfather, Sterling Benton, is plotting to gain control of the money Margaret will inherit from her recently deceased aunt by marrying Margaret off to his nephew Benton. With no one to turn to for help, Margaret runs away from her home in London. What little money Margaret brings with her is quickly exhausted, forcing her to accept a job as a maid at Fairbourne Hall. All Margaret has to do is quietly remain in hiding there as “Nora Garret” until she comes into her inheritance. 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 for fans of faith-based fiction and readers who miss traditional Regency romances. --John Charles
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?
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.
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2nd book I've read by this author. Her people come alive and the events leave me hanging. I will be reading more of Julie Klassens books.Published 4 days ago by Sharon Ellermeier
What can I say? Another fabulous book by Julie Klassen. I absolutely loved the storyline, characters, plot and ending. You will NOT be disappointed with this book!Published 1 month ago by Monica Partida
Rated PG-No sexual content or foul language but some intense scenes.
I really loved the story, however I am giving this 4 stars only because I felt the story dragged on and I... Read more
Julie Klaseen has written another amazing novel. As her novels do include some mystery, I eagerly read through this one, enjoying every word. Awesome read.Published 1 month ago by Carrie Girl
Fun read. Liked to see a girl learn how life is as a servant.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Julie Klassen manages, in this book, to transport you to a time where the gentility required the help of servants for nearly everything. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sweetybrasil