Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Book Review ~ The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie klassen

About the Author:

Julie Klassen is a fiction editor with a background in advertising. She has worked in Christian publishing for more than twelve years, in both marketing and editorial capacities. Julie is a graduate of the University of Illinois. She enjoys travel, research, books, BBC period dramas, long hikes, short naps, and coffee with friends.

Julie and her husband have two sons and live in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota. For more information, visit http://www.julieklassen.com/


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.
My Review
Another well written novel for Regency Fiction lovers! Intrigue abounds while romance blossoms, entwining together to bring about realizations of what is important, Who is important. Therefore, secrets are revealed, forgiveness is learned and given, renewals of faith emerge, and love triumphs! There are so many delightful characters to get to know and become friends with in The Girl in the Gatehouse. Even though there are several plot lines to follow, Ms. Klassen brings it to a pretty satisfying conclusion. If you enjoy Gothic romance novels then you will want to read this one!

4 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of the book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation has been received.

To read an excerpt or purchase ~ click here.


  1. Sounds like a great read :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. If you haven't read Julie's books yet, get one soon! They are amazing :) The Silent Governess is my favorite.


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