Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. Margaret Macy really has no choice. Margaret’s new The Maid of Fairbourne Hall – Kindle edition by Julie Klassen. Download. I chose to read The Maid of Fairbourne Hall because this novel has garnered many positive reviews, although all of her books to date have. The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. All in all, this was a captivating read. But she soon discovers that the life of a servant is a hard one, with little respect and poor pay.

Her stepfather has plans of her marrying his nephew, though Margaret has plans of her own.

While I can relate these to various films and other novels I’ve enjoyed this one about the serving class brings to mind a new favorite for me from Downton Abbey. And found it very hard to put it down at the end of each chapter.

And the characters seemed to be very realistic–not perfect, but people with foibles and problems just like all of us. But can she remain hidden as a servant even when prying eyes visit Fairbourne Hall?

In contrast, Nathaniel proves to have the character of a true gentlemen. If she can just hold out until she turns twenty-five in eight months, she will receive her inheritance fairbiurne be free of Sterling and Marcus Benton. Although some were resolved rather quickly, a new mystery would be revealed keeping readers interesting. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.


I was impressed that Klassen did not ease her character’s burden by artificially shortening it, leaving her to follow through with her decision and throw herself fairbuorne into the role.

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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. All of Klassen’s books feature conflicted heroines hiding — literally or metaphorically — from their families. I loved their relationship and the way it was depicted.

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There were a few moments that some may roll their eyes at and find incredible, but for me, I really enjoyed it. The beginning was excellent. After what happens near the beginning of the novel, how it was tied up felt a little short and rushed. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books fairrbourne She was just a bit too uppity. Should she come forward, even at the risk of her reputation and perhaps her life?


The Maid of Fairbourne Hall is a delight!

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen

Fun, romantic and sweet! Klassen always includes relevant content and historical backdrops that educates and informs her readers about life in other professions and time periods. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. As she f To escape a scheme to marry her off to a dishonorable man, Margaret Maud flees London disguised as a housemaid.

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Fajrbourne characters become your friends; these wilful, intelligent and courageous young heroines who find their own happy endings by laying their own paths down and fighting for it every inch of the way. In the romance there is a distinction between passion and love, yet the author does dwell on brief moments of attraction that may not be helpful for younger readers.

Observing both brothers as an “invisible” servant, Margaret learns she maidd have misjudged Nathaniel.

mai The first character that struck me the strongest and grabbed my attention was wild-mannered and dashingly good looking Nathaniel Upchurch. View all 40 comments. I call it “Book Anxiety,” which I may write an essay or treatise about sometime.