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The Maid of Fairbourne Hall Audiobook

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall

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Publisher's Summary

RITA finalist Julie Klassen has earned numerous awards for her popular historical romance novels. In The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, pampered Margaret Macy flees her home in London to avoid marrying a dishonorable man. Now, with no money and no place to stay, Margaret does the unthinkable: she takes a job as a housemaid in the home of two brothers - both of whom are former suitors. As an “invisible” observer, Margaret realizes she may have misjudged one brother and wonders if it’s too late to win his admiration.

©2011 Julie Klassen (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 05-30-12
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 05-30-12 Member Since 2016

    I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again

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    "Only just makes it as a Romance novel !!"

    This was a good enough story and very insightful as to the servant's lives and duties but it just didn't have enough romance in it to ring my bell - infact it wasn't until the very very very end (I'm talking last chapter!) that they got together.

    If it's a history lesson you want then this is your kinda book but if you're looking for historical romance then pass on this one and look elsewhere.

    Would I listen to it again - No

    Worth the credit - No - way too slow for me

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Dkssol 05-17-12
    Dkssol 05-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Interesting and enlightening"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to friends. I is very interesting to hear about the upper class in relationship to the servants. Servants were very loyal. I found it very interesting.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Maid of Fairbourne Hall?

    When she was learning about how the servants worked so hard and found how unappreciative she had previously been


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Several scenes were really good but I can't say I had a favorite scene. I enjoyed all of them.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would have liked to listen to it in one sitting however life does go on.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoy historically based novels. For some reason they grab my attention more than others. I enjoyed this book very much

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lauri 02-19-13
    Lauri 02-19-13
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    "Downton Abbey mixup!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Maid of Fairbourne Hall the most enjoyable?

    I was listening to this read at the same time as watching the series 3 of Downton Abbey. I kept getting the story lines mixed up. They were so similar in the servants quarters. If you love Downton... this will make for a most enjoyable read.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the Masquerade ball at the end.


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    Love to Read 06-18-16 Member Since 2014

    Donna

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    "I enjoyed it."

    The audible book was good with good narration. My only complaint was it seemed a bit long. Seemed well researched as far as relationships between the help and the wealthy went. I've enjoyed all the books that I have read by this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    L. H. Claysville, Pennsylvania 06-14-16
    L. H. Claysville, Pennsylvania 06-14-16 Member Since 2010

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    "Sweet, easy listening"

    As in real life, it takes stress in life to grow. It usually takes a bit more time than this but she had a good father early on. Well worth listening.

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    Amazon Customer 05-24-16
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    this is my all-time favorite book. I wasn't into reading it all until I pick this book up one day because I like the cover art. I have read it so many times and now I listen to it when I'm on the road. The narrator is wonderful. The offer is extraordinary I love all of her books.

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    Julie 03-15-16
    Julie 03-15-16 Member Since 2015

    I love history and historical fiction. I love British classics. I love American History, favorite book ever, John Adams by John McCullough.

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    "Love Julie Klassen"

    Julie Klassen's book are engaging, intelligent and romantic. I enjoy her work so very much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Whitney Florida 02-16-16
    Whitney Florida 02-16-16 Member Since 2012
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    "loved it"

    There wasn't a ton of direct interaction between the H and h , but the indirect showed how a love can really develop based on a person's character. I loved both characters and the fact that Margaret had to disguise herself as Nora.

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    EvanstonMomLady 07-23-15
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    "Boring"

    Remarkably dull. And I don't mind a slow story but I skipped half of this one and I don't think I missed a thing

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    Debbie 03-26-15
    Debbie 03-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story, but seemed to end abruptly."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Maybe. It's a good story, but seems to end so abruptly it's really disappointing.


    If you’ve listened to books by Julie Klassen before, how does this one compare?

    Well it seemed to me as if the writer just ran out material and ended the story. No epilogue, etc.


    Any additional comments?

    Listened quickly, enjoyed the story and mystery, but was disappointed in the last couple of chapters and specifically the abrupt ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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