The Maid Of Fairbourne Hall

The Maid Of Fairbourne Hall

Large Print - 2012
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Margaret Macy flees London, disguised as a housemaid, to avoid marriage to a dishonorable man. 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 at Fairbourne Hall-the home of two former suitors. As she fumbles through the first real work of her life, Margaret struggles to keep her identity secret. When a trap is set to force her from hiding, will love or danger find her first?
Publisher: Detroit : Gale, Cengage Learning, 2012, c2011.
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410445704
1410445704
Branch Call Number: FIC Klass
Characteristics: 681 pages

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Yoo_hoo5
Sep 27, 2017

Oh.....I didn't want the book to end! Why is it whenever you get to the part you've been waiting for throughout the whole book, it ends?
This was such a great read! It had some mystery and some well thought-out details that made the story line so interesting.
I would have to say this was one of the best Julie Klassen books I've read yet (and I've read many of hers).
Cheers!

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LadySade
Oct 15, 2015

I first read this book 2 years ago and I vote that this is the best of Julie Klassen even though the tutor's daughter is a near rival. Its so good that regency lovers will agree it should be re-read...again

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thekristenkat
Dec 02, 2013

This book was great...I had a hard time putting it down. I'd find myself saying, "Okay, I'll read just one more chapter. Okay, just one more. Okay, one more." I love books that have a great story-line and also where you learn history. It was very interesting learning about all the different classes of servants and what their duties entailed.

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lelaF
Oct 07, 2013

REALLY REALLY good book!! best of julie klassen's!

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SweetPea_3
Oct 24, 2012

I LOVE her books and this one was my favourite yet. Sooo good. She not only has a good storyline, she can really write. She has well rounded characters, natural sounding dialogue and you can really see the setting. I found the glimpse into life as a servant in that era fascinating. I like stories about mistaken identity or hidden identities. I think they're fun. Another one I would recommend is Masquerade by Nancy Moser.

SkylarkShadow Sep 20, 2012

This is a great book! The best of her works so far, I couldn't put it down! Other good books of hers are "The lady of Milkweed manor", and "The Tutor's Daughter" which is her second best book, both suitable for ages 16+!

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julia_sedai
Sep 15, 2012

This book was great! It's my favourite out of all of her books so far. The characters seemed more real to me. There wasn't a whole lot of outside action, but I found that their inner struggles were well done.

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re_discover
Aug 02, 2012

I didn't find this novel particularily engaging. It was lacking a lot of intrigue in my opinion.

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Celine_Deslandes
Jul 24, 2012

This book is so GOOD! I couldn't put it down! i love how the author made realistic the kind of life a maid has. The story is amazing especially about the way how love can find its way into someone's heart.

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goofy
Jul 18, 2012

Fairly good read. This book is like a Jane Austen Novel meets Downton Abbey or Upstairs Downstairs.

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kenzb97
Jul 11, 2012

Margaret did not realize she had cried out as well, until Nathaniel's head snapped in her direction. For a second he stood there, one hand grasping his brother's cravat, his other fisted. Across the distance, his gaze met hers. Margaret sucked in a breath at the intensity in those eyes. Intense not with love or longing, but with undisguised disgust. His think lips twisted into a scowl, making his long nose hawklike.

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kenzb97
Jul 11, 2012

She recalled the searing look of disgust he had shot her across the ballroom only a few nights before. It had sent a clear message--I loathe you.

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kenzb97
Jul 11, 2012

His voice was a low rumble in his ears. "Look at me."
She hesitated, then slowly lifted her chin.
His throat went dry.
He was either insane, or there stood......

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kenzb97
Jul 11, 2012

He is reading my letters now too...

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Jul 05, 2013

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Jul 11, 2012

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kenzb97
Jul 10, 2012

Pampered Margaret Macy flees London in disguise to escape pressure to marry a dishonorable man. With no money and nowhere else to go, she takes a position as a housemaid in the home of Nathaniel Upchurch, a suitor she once rejected in hopes of winning his dashing brother. Praying no one will recognize her, Margaret fumbles through the first real work of her life. If she can last until her next birthday, she will gain an inheritance from a spinster aunt--and sweet independence. But can she remain hidden as a servant even when prying eyes visit Fairbourne Hall? 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."

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