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
Doesn't the synopsis of the book make you wonder how a lady in 1815 London ends up working as a housemaid in the home of a former suitor and a passing love interest? As I write this, I'm only about 1/4 of the way through the book, but already I'm awed at how Klassen has made this story twist and turn in such a way as to turn Margaret's position on it's head! Engaging and intriguing, so far The Maid of Fairbourne Hall has the makings of a great story! I'm eager to read more - so be looking for my full review to come soon!
*With thanks to Bethany House through CFBA for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion.*