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Julie Klassen

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Julie Klassen loves all things Jane—Jane Eyre and Jane Austen. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Julie worked in publishing for sixteen years and now writes full time. Three of her books, The Silent Governess, The Girl in the Gatehouse, and The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, have won the Christy Award for Historical Romance. She has also won the Midwest Book Award, the Minnesota Book Award, and Christian Retailing’s BEST Award, and been a finalist in the Romance Writers of America’s RITA Awards and ACFW’s Carol Awards. She blogs at http://www.inspiredbylifeandfiction.com.
Julie and her husband have two sons and live in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota.
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Julie Klassen Yes! After I wrote the first draft of the book, I found myself liking Roderick Marlow too much, so during rewrites I went back and made him a little d…moreYes! After I wrote the first draft of the book, I found myself liking Roderick Marlow too much, so during rewrites I went back and made him a little darker. I also went back and made the man she ends up with a little more manly and appealing. I still hear from readers who like Marlow, the “bad boy.” Someday I may write a sequel focusing on him.(less)
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I would probably say The Girl in the Gatehouse, as I fell in love with so many of the characters, and it has the most nods to Jane Austen. I…more
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I would probably say The Girl in the Gatehouse, as I fell in love with so many of the characters, and it has the most nods to Jane Austen. I fondly call it, "my ode to Jane." Though I have to add that The Secret of Pembrooke Park, with all its mystery, is a favorite as well. How about you?(less)
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Congratulations to the two readers who won Advanced Reading Copies of The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill (Dec '16 release): Deborah B of New Jersey and Lacey F of Wisconsin. Hope you enjoy the book.
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“Words are important to me. I listen to each one, weigh and measure it. If I cannot trust your words, how can I trust you?”
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Nicole I love your books, Julie! Thanks for the friend accept.


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Julie Klassen You're welcome! I appreciate your interest in my books.


Stephanie Thank you for your friendship Julie! I look forward to getting to know you and your books!


Yassemin Thanks a lot for the accept Julie. I love your books. You got me into an entirely different genre!


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