Feb 15, 2012
The Maid of Fairbourne Hall
Wow, I could not put this book down. I've read books where the maiden becomes the maid, for one reason or another. But the story line found here sets this book apart from the rest.
Margaret Macy is your typical rich kid, with one difference. Her father was the vicar and taught her a bit more of value than others. But still, she acts and talks like a socialite. Her father dies, and her widowed mother marries another man. Soon after the marriage, Sterling reveals his true self. In a short 3 months, Margaret will be receiving her inheritance from a deceased aunt. And Sterling wants it. He has devised a way to get his hands on it. Marcus, his nephew, will convince Margaret that he is in love with her, thus marrying her and controlling the money.
When Margaret overhears the plot, she quickly decides to leave home. Through chance and the hidden workings of God, Margaret finds herself employed at Fairbourne Hall, home of Lewis and Nathaniel Upchurch. Margaret prays daily that neither man will recognize her. She once spurned Nathaniel, wishing to marry Lewis instead. But Lewis had eyes for other girls, many other girls.
While Margaret cleans for her former suitors, she gets to know their sister Helen a bit more. Helen recognizes Margaret for who she is, not for the persona she has created as Nora Garrett. Margaret isn't sure if Helen knows her true identity, but is not willing to risk her safety by coming clean just yet.
This story has a bit a romance, suspense, mystery and intrigue... a great combination, blended nicely, to form a book I read within a matter of days (I just couldn't stop reading). I would recommend this book to anyone who likes these genres.
I received this complementary book in return for my honest review from Bethany House Publishers.
This book can be purchased from most retailers, including Christianbook.com.
Posted by Cynthia Dyer