Book Review of
The Girl In the Gatehouse
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?
At the beginning of February, I needed a light easy read. This book was exactly that. Julie Klassen is always a go-to author for me when I want an easy to read, clean, historical fiction romance type book.
The Girl In the Gatehouse was a little bit cheesy. It has a lot of Jane Austen inspired characters and quotes. I don’t mind that in some books, but I thought this one was a little too much.
The book is about a girl, who “disgraces” her family and is sent to live at a distant relatives gatehouse where she meets a Captain. It is a little bit of an enemy to lovers story.
Although I didn’t love this book, it was exactly the type of book I needed for a quick read. If you like clean romance The Girl In the Gatehouse and other books by Julie Klassen are probably books that you will enjoy.