Monday, February 11, 2013

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall
By Julie Klassen
Bethany House, 2011. 414 pgs. Romance

Margaret Macy is set to receive an inheritance on her next birthday, and her stepfather wants to make sure that money stays in the family. Therefore, he's determined that she will marry his lecherous nephew--and tells him to make that happen by any means necessary. To protect herself, Margaret disguises herself as a maid and runs away. She winds up working at Fairbourne Hall--the home of not one but two of her former suitors, Nathaniel and Lewis Upchurch. Having rejected Nathaniel in favor of Lewis, only to have Lewis's interest wane, Margaret is desperate not to have either man recognize her and to maintain her disguise until her birthday comes. But as she's working in their home, she can't help but make new observations about both men and make an important discovery about her own heart.

I've read a few of Julie Klassen's books, and I liked this one the best. Both Margaret and her male counterpart (I'll leave it to you to see which brother gets to play the love interest) are likable and the plot line was interesting. Very enjoyable.


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