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The Maid of Fairbourne Hall

Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4.5 out of 5 stars (817 ratings)
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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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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

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Leads you on a rollercoaster then falls flat

Would you recommend The Maid of Fairbourne Hall to your friends? Why or why not?

I am on the fence. It is very interesting book but missed the mark for me overall.

What does Elizabeth Jasicki bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She is a very good narrator.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Maybe

Any additional comments?

SPOILER ALERT:

This book ended without an epilogue or finishing up lose ends.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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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

18 of 21 people found this review helpful

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Love it!

Third by this author, my favorite! Great narrator, minimal technical issues. Fast-paced, exciting, well-written, moving.

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Very good

Great book for its length...took a bit to get started but kept you interested all of the way to the end.

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I love the romance between Margaret\ Nathaniel

love it I think it was really great book I'm 9 :-) I loved it

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Not your typical, one drama romance.

Complicated, enchanting, hope for more!!! I will keep buying by this author, and I love the narrator as well!!

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fav

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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Will not disappoint!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you'r a fan of Downton Abbey, you should like this book. This is a story about a young lady who had jilted a suitor, but has an opportunity to learn more about him while hiding in his employ.

What did you like best about this story?

The best part of this story to me was the evolution of the character of Margaret. While she was in hiding, she finally understood what it was like to be a servant, which in turn made her think about how she had treated her own servants.

Which character – as performed by Elizabeth Jasicki – was your favorite?

I liked them all.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No.

Any additional comments?

If you are looking for an audiobook with hot, steamy scenes, you won't find any in this book. This is a book more about the relationship and not about consummating or describing that part of the relationship.

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Predictable

Not much to say as this book was pretty predictable. For me, books like this are easy reading and give my brain a break from the more intense books I like reading. If your brain needs a break, then this book is for you.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful