Book Review: Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen

From the back of the book:

Mariah Aubrey lives in seclusion with her secrets.
Will an ambitious captain uncover her identity… and her hidden past?
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 Gatehouse takes 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.

I loved this story. Mariah captured my heart from chapter 1.

I was captivated hearing about Captain Prince and who he really was. I was intrigued by what Mariah’s aunt had to say in her journals. The story really kept you guessing but gave you enough information to keep you interested. Not only is romance brewing of course for Mariah as the main character but also for her governess Dixon, by two gentlemen. There were lots of orphaned children running about, war heroes, and other interesting characters, and some characters not so likable.

The story is light and you get a lot out of the story with out being bombarded and weighted down with too many details, there are just enough details.

If you want a historical romance that is a light and easy read that you just can’t put down then try this book. I wasn’t disappointed and I hope you won’t be either.

I will be getting the rest of Julie Klassen’s books because I liked this one that much.

You can read an expert at the link below or to just learn more about the book.
http://www.bethanyhouse.com/Book.asp?isbn=978-0-7642-0708-2

To learn more about the author her webpage is:
http://www.julieklassen.com

(I was given this book for free from Bethany House for an honest review)

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