The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Klassen

imageMiss Margaret Macy is set to receive her inheritance in just a few months. She is already planning to support her mom and two siblings but she refuses to support her step-dad. She has been refusing his nephew for her hand in marriage and she just knows it is to take control of her inheritance. When she fears she may he losing the battle and feels on danger, she takes off, disguised as a maid with her maid, Joan.

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall
by Julie Klassen
Bethany House
January 2012

As time rolls on, Joan and Macy, now called Nora, get separated and Nora gets a job as a maid at Fairbourne Hall which is also home to her formal suitors, Nathanial and Lewis Upchurch.

Nora soon discovers how difficult being a maid is, not to mention what they would have to put up with with some men or the secrets you have to keep. It would take every ounce of energy to hide her true identity for a couple of months, in a servants hall where she barely got privacy. Just as it gets close to her birthday, she retreats home in fear that her sisters future is in danger and she prepares to hand over her inheritance.

This book is very intriguing, keeps you guessing what will happen, from beginning to end. Julie Klassen is a fantastic author. She brings the 1800s alive in this book!

I was hooked from the first chapter! The mystery Margaret Macy carries with her throughout the story is enough to keep the reader intrigued. You feel for the characters while you read. I give this book 5 stars and would recommend it to anyone.


Brittney Dodson is a stay at home mom who also works from home. She find reading free her from reality and the worries it brings.

This book was provided by the publisher as a review copy.