The Maid of Fairbourne Hall

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall

By Julie Klassen; Andrew Murray

Bethany House Publishers, Paperback, 9780764207099, 416pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2012

Description
Regency Romance and Mystery from Bestselling Author Julie Klassen
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.


About the Author
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. Three of her books, "The Silent Governes"s, "The Girl in the Gatehouse", and "The Maid of Fairbourne Hall", have won the Christy Award for Historical Romance. "The Secret of Pembrooke Park "was honored with the Minnesota Book Award for genre fiction. Julie has also won the Midwest Book Award and Christian Retailing's BEST Award, and has been a finalist in the Romance Writers of America's RITA Awards and ACFW's Carol Awards. Julie and her husband have two sons and live in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota. For more information, visit www.julieklassen.com.

Andrew Murray (1828 1917) was a South African writer, teacher, and Christian pastor. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, he was sent to Aberdeen, Scotland, for his education, where he obtained his MA in 1845. From there he went to the University of Utrecht where he studied theology. He was ordained by the Hague Committee of the Dutch Reformed Church in 1848 and returned to South Africa where he pastored churches in Bloemfontein, Worcester, Cape Town, and Wellington. He was a champion of the South African Revival of 1860. He married Emma Rutherford in 1856 in Cape Town, South Africa, and they had eight children.