Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Girl in the Gatehouse

by Julie Klassen
Bethany House Publishing

"Banished from the only home she's ever known, Mariah Aubrey hides herself away in an abandoned gatehouse on a distant relative's estate. There she supports herself and her loyal servant the only way she knows how—by writing novels in secret.

When Captain Matthew Bryant leases the estate, he is intrigued by the beautiful girl in the gatehouse. But there are many things he doesn't know about this beguiling outcast. Will he risk his plans—and his heart—for a woman shadowed by scandal?

Intriguing, mysterious, and romantic, The Girl in the Gatehousetakes readers inside the life of a secret authoress at a time when novel-writing was considered improper for ladies and the smallest hint of impropriety could change a woman's life forever."

After reading this FABULOUS book I had to read more by Julie Klassen- that is how good this book is!!  I read everything our local library had that she wrote.  I do like the other books but this one is still my favorite.  I like Julie Klassen's writing style.  The whole entire book was full of mystery and intrigue.  I found all the characters to be believable and realistic.  No matter what my review says I do not think I could give this book justice.  I found myself wondering what I would do in Mariah's situation- trying to support herself and her servant/friend with no support from home.  She is literally an outcast of her own family.  She has a secret that you think you might know what it is but the turn of events keeps you guessing until the last moment.  Thank you Julie Klassen for sharing your talent with your readers!!

Price: $14.99 Purchase through the publisher and you can get a discount.

*I was sent a free copy of this book to read and review.  I am not compensated for my honest review.

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