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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall Blog Tour

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, written by Julie Klassen, is delightful!  Margaret Macy is an intriguing heroine who proves throughout the course of the book that there is much more to her than meets the eye.  An unscrupulous stepfather is intent on gaining her inheritance through dishonorable means and she has no choice but to "disappear" from society. Margaret reappears as a maid named "Nora" (unwittingly) in the home of the gentleman, Nathanial Upchurch, who proposed marriage to her years before.  The same man whom she cast aside.  The plot thickens when her stepfather comes looking for her.  He will leave no stone unturned...

   The cast of characters are so wonderfully written that I felt they were truly real people.  I especially loved Helen Upchurch and the relationship she has with Margaret.   Betty Tidy is a dear and the tale of her chatelaine brooch was heartwarming.  Margaret Macy grows and changes as she sees life from "the other side".  Julie Klassen enchants her audience with romance, history, secrets, adventure and even a Poet Pirate!  If you love Downton Abbey you will love The Maid of Fairbourne Hall!

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 www.julieklassen.com

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. Winner will be announced at Julie's "Fairbourne Hall" Facebook Party on 3/15 . Julie will be hosting an evening of chat, trivia and a sneak peek at her next book - bring your friends! She'll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, and a Downton Abbey Prize Pack!

So grab your copy of The Maid of Fairbourne Hall and join Julie and friends on the evening of March 15th for an evening of fun.
Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP TODAY and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 15th!

The Blog Tour Schedule is here.

*I received a copy of The Maid of Fairbourne Hall from Litfuse Publications in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*

1 comment:

Julie Klassen said...

Thanks for the great review, Lori! Glad you enjoyed the book.