The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen
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Back Cover:
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.

This was a great book. As you can tell from the back cover-or at least you should know- who she will end up with in the end. But the main reason we all read Romantic Fiction (well at least I do) is to see how the can end up together. What struggles do they go through, and how do they overcome difficulties. Now this was the first book by Julie Klassan that I have ever read, and I have to say, I was impressed. Her style of writing kind of reminded me of a modern day Jane Austin. Especially with how she has the struggles and obstacles of the characters unfold.
Mariah Aubrey, A Young-ish girl (young for now-a-days, but not for then necessarily) has been cast out of the family, because of a scandal she was involved with at a house party. Thinking to be able to get away from all of that, she moves onto her aunt's estate and lives in there gatehouse. The only thing she wasn't counting on was the passing of her aunt, and the new tenant at the main house. Who may be the person that will release her where abouts to the world.
Captain Matthew Bryant. A Rich-from-spoils-of-war kind of guy with one mission in life...Get back the girl he couldn't have because he wasn't suitable for her. So he leases this estate with an intention of buying it, and has guests over just to impress this girl (who happens to be engaged) I won't go into to much of that otherwise the plot will be gone. But has he invited the one person who could turn Mariah's world & His upside down? And will he ever admit that he has feelings for The Girl in the Gatehouse?

To the FTC and whomever else it may concern, I received this book from Bethany House Publishing. In return, I have promised to review the book but have been given the freedom by Bethany House Publishing to give my honest opinions whether they be positive or negative.

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