The Girl in the Gatehouse a Book Review

With a scandal in her past, Mariah has been hidden away at a distant relative's estate. Here she supports herself by secretly writing novels.


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Miss Mariah Aubrey, banished after a scandal, hides herself away in a long-abandoned gatehouse on the far edge of a distant relative's estate. There, she supports herself and her loyal servant the only way she knows how--by writing novels in secret.

Captain Matthew Bryant, returning to England successful and wealthy after the Napoleonic wars, leases an impressive estate from a cash-poor nobleman, determined to show the society beauty who once rejected him what a colossal mistake she made. When he discovers an old gatehouse on the property, he is immediately intrigued by its striking young inhabitant and sets out to uncover her identity, and her past. But the more he learns about her, the more he realizes he must distance himself. Falling in love with an outcast would ruin his well-laid plans.

The old gatehouse holds secrets of its own. Can Mariah and Captain Bryant uncover them before the cunning heir to the estate buries them forever?
My Thoughts:

Julie Klassen is a new to me author. All I can say is, "WOW!" The author has a way of writing that kept me so intrigued in the book. I literally could not put it down. The story is written in a somewhat Jane Austen way. If you love reading Jane Austen, then you will enjoy this book.  I love being able to feel all the emotions that the characters feel and I did when reading the book.

I'll definitely be on the lookout for more of Julie's books.

I received this book for free for my honest opinion from Bethany House.

You can buy your own copy at Christian Book Distributor.


207082: The Girl in the Gatehouse The Girl in the Gatehouse

By Julie Klassen / Bethany House


Miss Mariah Aubrey, banished after a scandal, hides herself away in a long-abandoned gatehouse on the far edge of a distant relative's estate. There, she supports herself and her loyal servant the only way she knows how-by writing novels in secret.

Captain Matthew Bryant, returning to England successful and wealthy after the Napoleonic wars, leases an impressive estate from a cash-poor nobleman, determined to show the society beauty who once rejected him what a colossal mistake she made. When he discovers an old gatehouse on the property, he is immediately intrigued by its striking young inhabitant and sets out to uncover her identity, and her past. But the more he learns about her, the more he realizes he must distance himself. Falling in love with an outcast would ruin his well-laid plans.

The old gatehouse holds secrets of its own. Can Mariah and Captain Bryant uncover them before the cunning heir to the estate buries them forever?

1 comment

  1. I'll have to get Hannah to look this up on her Kindle. We both love Jane Austen. I also enjoy books by Bethany House. :)

    ~Kristi

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