Image of The Maid of Fairbourne Hall


Image of The Maid of Fairbourne Hall

There is romance, mystery and secrets in this Regency novel. Klassen always brings freshness to her stories. Some Regency-era novels have stuffy, hands-off English characters, but her characters are warm, witty and have style.

Margaret Macy is a pampered young miss who is being pressured to marry a man who is dishonorable, but no one sees this but her. She flees and lands as a housemaid in the home of a former suitor of hers. Since she’s wearing a wig and dressed as a maid, he does not recognize her at first. Nathaniel Upchurch suspects there is something off about the new housemaid, but his sister seems satisfied with her work. But when he has a visitor at his house asking him if he has seen Margaret, he realizes she is hiding herself for a reason, and decides not to say anything until he can figure out a way to help her. (BETHANY HOUSE, Jan., 400 pp., $14.99)

Reviewed by: 
Patsy Glans