Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Blog Tour - The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen

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?

About Julie:
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.

For more information, visit http://www.julieklassen.com/

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My Thoughts:
I'm a big fan of historical romance and this book was a real treat to read. Margaret Macy has only known a life of privilege and when she is suddenly forced to flee that life and disguise herself as a lowly housemaid it is quite an adjustment. I loved that much of the story was revealed from the servants world, or the "belowstairs" world. It's difficult to imagine how hard these people worked to keep the house running smoothly, all while keeping themselves behind the scenes and virtually unseen. I found myself laughing out loud as Margaret carried out her ruse and tried to fit in to this unfamiliar territory. Through her experience as a servant, Margaret begins to look at life differently and appreciate the dedication and hard work of those who attend to the privileged. There's also plenty of romance. The Upchurch brothers are completely different but both appealing - one a dashing, flirtatious charmer and the other, a somewhat hardened, but handsome, devout man. The Maid of Fairbourne Hall is a fun read...an intriguing plot full of colorful characters.

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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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Litfuse Publicity Group provided me with a free copy of this book to facilitate my review. They also provided information related to the book and giveaway to share in my blog post. Thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own.



septembermom said...

I'm always on the lookout for a good historical romance. Thanks Kari!