Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Book Review- The Girl in the Gatehouse

Book Review:
The Girl in the Gatehouse by: Julie Klassen

The Girl in the gate house is about Mariah, she lives a secluded life in a distant relative's gatehouse.  After being banished from the home she grew up in, Mariah is now living in the gatehouse with a loyal servant, here she writes books in secret to support the two of them.  Things become interesting when the estate is leased by Captain Matthew Bryant.  

This book was a good read.  I was intrigued by the characters and the story.  I thought the book was really well written. I really enjoyed the smaller characters that are brought into this story.  The way they are connected together really helped bring the story together.  
I would give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

Disclaimer:  Bethany House did provide me with a review copy of this book.  The opinions in this review are my own and are not influenced by the company. 

1 comment:

  1. The book is set in the English countryside in the 1800's. Mariah lived during a time when a woman working as an author was unacceptable, yet writing is what she loved to do. Having been found in a improper situation, she was abandoned by her family and forced to live in the gatehouse belonging to her ailing aunt. There she supports herself and her faithful servant by secretly writing. One day before her death, Mariah's aunt hides a chest in the gatehouse attic and gives Mariah the key, instructing her to be sure to keep it a secret from her dead husband's son who is desperately trying to sell off anything of value for his own profit. Inside the chest Mariah discovers her aunts journals telling of the family's past.


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