If you love all things Jane Austen as I do, you will thoroughly enjoy Julie Klassen’s newest book, The Girl in the Gatehouse. A woman suddenly in reduced circumstances, living on the estate of a relative. A handsome captain just paid off and ready to explore adventures on land instead of at sea. Mysteries. Misunderstandings. A house party. Two theatricals. And that’s just the beginning.
Perhaps, like me, you will recognize bits and pieces—sometimes turned upside down—of beloved Jane Austen characters and plots (and even names!) all mixed up together. But you’ll fall in love with fresh, new characters as well. Like sailor-turned-manservant Martin—one of my favorites! (You’ll have to read the book to discover who he is and why he is so memorable!)
Julie’s stories are delightful and this one certainly did not disappoint.