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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,391 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julie Klassen Narrator: Elizabeth Jasicki Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781449866884
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RITA Award finalist and Christy Award winner Julie Klassen delivers historical romances brimming with the eloquence and intensity of Jane Austen. In an abandoned gatehouse on an old estate, Mariah Aubrey lives in seclusion. She supports herself by writing novels in secret—at a time when such writing is considered improper and unladylike. Soon the wealthy and ambitious Captain Bryant leases the estate and is intrigued by the beautiful girl in the gatehouse. But will he risk his plans—and his heart—for a woman shadowed by scandal? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Christy and RITA nominee Klassen creates a wonderful cast of engaging characters while neatly stirring in a generous dash of mystery and danger into the plot of her latest, charmingly romantic inspirational romance.”

    Booklist

  • “The author has done her historical homework. Complexity of plot and characterization make this a cut above standard-issue historical romance.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2011 Christy Award for Historical Romance
  • Winner of the RT Award in 2011 for Best Inspirational Romance

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandy Ann | 2/14/2014

    " I love her books. Very easy reads for those times when you don't want your brain to work any harder than it already does. Nice story to relax to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gayle | 2/7/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. Very Jane Austen-ish. Good writing and story. Just enough mystery and a little romance to keep it interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 1/28/2014

    " This book was a nice, pleasant historical fiction read. It was a clean and wholesome story that kept me interested through the end. In it, Mariah is sent away by her father for some undisclosed (until the end) but easily guessed at sin that resulted in her being disowned, shamed by her family, and compromised. She flees to a distant aunt's house with her maid and lives in the gatehouse. From there she becomes a woman author, fights off unwanted advances from the owner of the house, becomes involved in a poorhouse across the road, and ultimately falls in love with another tenant of the property (who fights his own demons and preconceptions throughout the book). This was a nice enjoyable read even if it was a bit predictable and got a little too preachy for me at the end. Still, I would definitely pick up another book by Julie Klassen when I'm looking for something with a historical bent that isn't smutty and will end happily ever after! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abigail Leigh | 1/23/2014

    " Loved, loved, loved this book!! I love this period of time and the message that God loves all of his children and is willing to forgive them as long as they repent and come unto him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 1/3/2014

    " Enjoyed this 'Pride and Prejudice' style book. Somewhat predictable but a nice story of forgiveness and redemption "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 1/2/2014

    " loved the hinting at of Jane Austin herself and her characters within. felt like stepping into a familiar rhythm. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 benebean | 12/4/2013

    " 3.5, I went in with really low expectations so was pleasantly surprised. I didn't really feel the chemistry between the female and male lead, but that didn't really bother me. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurel | 12/1/2013

    " I loved the story it was a quick but good read. I loved the characters and it is easy to feel for them and want to know there story. If you are looking for a romantic story about forgiveness then this story will suite you well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marisa | 11/20/2013

    " This book was pretty predictable, but it was a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cherri | 10/17/2013

    " Fun read - not deep at all, fairly entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca (Beckee) | 9/30/2013

    " I felt the story was a bit slow. Overall I like the story just not how slow it went. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MJ | 9/2/2013

    " It was my first time reading anything by this author. It was an easy read, light and with a predictable happy ending. Great feel good book, although some of the references to God seemed a bit random. I am all for God and religion in a person's life, but this was a bit forced and therefore, awkward. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charmaine Puzey | 5/17/2013

    " This author really likes the fallen girl with a happy ending story. All her books are the same. It was a good story but you need to take a break in between all of them so you aren't reading the same thing over and over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 10/25/2012

    " Another great Jane Austen type book well written by Julie Klassen. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mimi | 6/16/2012

    " Absolutely loved this book. Julie Klassen has never let me down! I'll have my review up later this week, hopefully! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 3/3/2012

    " I loved this book. Every aspect of it was incredible. (I just can't currently think of the words to describe it more adequately) I hope to be able to put why I felt this way soon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/15/2011

    " Good Regency book, an easy read. Fairly predictable, but that's what we like about these romances. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 11/12/2011

    " A delightful Jane Austen type novel. Full of twists and character. I really enjoyed reading this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber Davis-sato | 11/11/2011

    " An enjoyable read, it is quick to move but rarely tugs at the heart strings. The characters seem two dimensional but may be on purpose with regard to the time period it reflects. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 11/9/2011

    " Dishonored and put away by her family, our heroine turns to writing novels to pay the rent. Sharing the estate is a man set on proving himself to himself, his father, and the woman who turned down his proposal. Funny how that goal seems to fall by the wayside when he meets the girl in the gatehouse. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 9/2/2011

    " I liked this book, Jane Austen-esque but easier to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynette | 5/13/2011

    " It was a little predictable, but I still enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 5/10/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book but there were too many sub-stories for my liking! I'd still recommend it tho! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara | 5/9/2011

    " This was a good read. I think I was a little disappointed because they mention Jane Austen type book, and as that is one of my all time favorite authors I was left wanting more of her feel. Still a fun and romantic read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 5/7/2011

    " Enjoyed the small little mysteries within the main story. Plot lacked originality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrianna | 5/6/2011

    " I tend to find Klassen's books a bit tepid. This was the best of the three that I've read, but the characters all seem vapid, with nothing to really distinguish each one as a unique individual. Still worth a read, I think, just not something I would add to my collection, by any means. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 5/6/2011

    " a sweet, romantic novel. Very reminiscent of Jane Austen's era. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isamom | 4/28/2011

    " I'm a huge fan of Julie Klassen. This is the 3rd book of hers that I've read and just realized she's from St. Paul, not far from where I live. I really enjoy her novels and storytelling. I love the clean romance, historical aspects and the bit of intrigue. "

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