Tuesday, May 5, 2015

My Bookshelf: The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen

                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 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?

        Fleeing from scandal, Mariah Aubrey must hide away in a gatehouse on the land of a distant relative. While she supports herself by secretly penning novels, she fights feelings of loneliness and abandonment as her family has appeared to carry on without her. Will she ever be able to find love and resume her life as it was before, or is she doomed to hide forever?
        The Girl in the Gatehouse was one of the first books I ever read by Julie Klassen, but it isn’t one of my favorites. Now, don’t get the wrong idea. Clearly I loved this novel or I wouldn’t have gotten myself a copy. The reason it wasn’t ‘one of my favorites’ is because I have read all eight of Ms. Klassen’s books, and every one of them have made it to my ‘favorite books of all time’ list. So to say that The Girl in the Gatehouse is one of my favorite books by her wouldn’t really mean a thing. Besides, I can’t decide. Every novel has enough intrigue and mystery, love and trials all set in regency England that make each one of them perfect stories.
        The Girl in the Gatehouse receives a resounding five bookshelves from me, along with its place on my list of favorites. Go check it out, I promise you won’t regret it!
        Happy reading!

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All credit for the italicized synopsis goes to Julie Klassen and her publishers.

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