The Maid of Fairbourne Hall (Large Print)
The Maid of Fairbourne Hall - Large Print Author:Julie Klassen Pampered Margaret Macy flees London in disguise to escape pressure to marry a dishonorable man. With no money and nowhere else to go, she takes a position as a housemaid in the home of Nathaniel Upchurch, a suitor she once rejected in hopes of winning his dashing brother. Praying no one will recognize her, Margaret fumbles through the first real... more » work of her life. If she can last until her next birthday, she will gain an inheritance from a spinster aunt -- and sweet independence. But can she remain hidden as a servant even when prying eyes visit Fairbourne Hall?
Observing both brothers as an "invisible" servant, Margaret learns she may have misjudged Nathaniel. Is it too late to rekindle his admiration? And when one of the family is nearly killed, Margaret alone discovers who was responsible. Should she come forward, even at the risk of her reputation and perhaps her life? And can she avoid an obvious trap meant to force her from hiding?
On her journey from wellborn lady to servant to uncertain future, Margaret must learn to look past appearances and find the true meaning of "serve one another in love."« less
This is the first book I have read by this author and it will not be my last! My sister, who does not usually read christian books, brought me the book before returning it to our local library. I could hardly put it down! I learned quite a bit about non-conventional medical practices during this time period. I will be reading more books by this author!