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?
I have to say that Julie Klassen is one of my favorite authors. The Girl in the Gatehouse is another winner. I think one of the things I loved about this book was there was so much more to it than just the romance. We had a little mystery and quite of few twists and turns that caught me by surprise. The Girl in the Gatehouse is definitely one of the best books I've read this year and I'm eagerly looking forward to her next book. If you haven't read any of Julie Klassen's books then I suggest you check her out cause I really don't think you will be disappointed. I know I haven't been. :)
**I received this book through Paperbackswap.com**