Monday, January 10, 2011

A book review and a really funny video

Just read this book: The Girl in The Gatehouse.

Banished from the only home she's ever known, Mariah Aubrey hides herself away in an abandoned gatehouse on a distant relatives 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.

I must say I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  It kept me wondering right until the end what was going to happen with certain things.  I loved the history and the social etiquette of that period and what was considered right or wrong.

It was one of those books that I could have read from start to finish without putting it down.  I wanted to continue reading one chapter after another to see what was going to happen next.  If you like period stories; if you enjoy Jane Austen then this is the book for you.

Stars out of 5: I would say a 4.5 as honestly other than one thing I figured out early on and was predictable it really was my kind of book.

I have three more books to review this month, I can't wait.......and of course I will be donating this book to my local library.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

I had tears rolling down my face watching this, thanks to Jane for first showing me this......


Scrappy quilter said...

Julie is one of my favorite authors. I can't wait to be able to read this book. Thanks for the review. Hugs

Kim said...

I too requested that book but I haven't checked my mail box (down the street) in a few days - it is probably waiting for me.

Loved the video...the Michael Jackson tribute was cute....ALLAN!

Lib said...

Hope you are having a great wk.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Thanks for the recommendation Gill - it sounds like my kind of book too. Loved the video - really made me laugh. Happy New Year. A x

Sandi McBride said...

Sounds like a book I'd like, as well, reading The Little Stranger right now (Sarah Waters)and loved the video, laughed till I cried!!!
hugs to you and Molly