The Folly At Falconbridge Hall

The Folly At Falconbridge Hall Vanessa Ashley felt herself qualified for a position as governess until offered the position at Falconbridge Hall Left penniless after the deaths of her artist father and suffragette mother Vanessa

  • Title: The Folly At Falconbridge Hall
  • Author: Maggi Andersen
  • ISBN: 9781908483362
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Paperback
  • Vanessa Ashley felt herself qualified for a position as governess, until offered the position at Falconbridge Hall Left penniless after the deaths of her artist father and suffragette mother, Vanessa Ashley draws on her knowledge of art, politics, and history to gain employment as a governess She discovers that Julian, Lord Falconbridge, requires a governess for his ten Vanessa Ashley felt herself qualified for a position as governess, until offered the position at Falconbridge Hall Left penniless after the deaths of her artist father and suffragette mother, Vanessa Ashley draws on her knowledge of art, politics, and history to gain employment as a governess She discovers that Julian, Lord Falconbridge, requires a governess for his ten year old daughter Blyth at Falconbridge Hall, in the countryside outside London Lord Falconbridge is a scientist and dedicated lepidopterist who is about to embark on an extended expedition to the An enigmatic man, he takes a keen interest in his daughter s education As she prepares her young charge, Vanessa finds the girl detached and aloof As Vanessa learns about Falconbridge Hall, questions arise Why doesn t Blythe feel safe in her own home Why is the death of her mother, once famed society beauty Clara, never spoken of And why did the former governess leave so suddenly without giving notice

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    • Maggi Andersen

      Maggi Andersen wrote her first book for publication after gaining a BA in English and an MA in Creative Writing She lives with her husband, a retired lawyer in an historic country town near Sydney, Australia She wrote her first adventure story at 8 years old Her novels are still adventure stories, but also seductive romances Georgette Heyer and Victoria Holt among others, inspired her Regencies and she also writes contemporary romantic suspense, darker, Victorian mysteries and young adult novels.Maggi supports the RSPCA The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals and animals often feature in her books, IFAW and Youth off the Streets.

    576 thoughts on “The Folly At Falconbridge Hall

    • This was an enjoyable book with lots of tips of the hat to modern times in a changing world. Women's suffrage, telephones, bicycles and amazon Rainforest adventure all rolled into one. Excellent mystery unfolding in a household that had secrets galore. I enjoyed this first book of Maggie Anderen that I have read. I liked her writing style and I want to read more from her. Her heroine is a nice blend of new and respectable and Julian was a lovely scientific mind that had no idea he was making Van [...]


    • Posted on Buried Under RomanceThis is an interesting Victorian romance mixed with healthy dose of mystery and intrigue. The heroine, Vanessa Ashley, is the impoverished niece of an earl who becomes the new governess to Blythe, the young daughter of Julian Grieve, Viscount Falconbridge. Upon her arrival, Vanessa becomes fascinated with Falconbridge Hall, and rumors of a woman who was hung in its woods. The disappearance of Blythe’s previous governess was also a mystery to Vanessa, which, along [...]


    • Ms Andersen’s story contains all the elements for a perfect Victorian romance with an intriguing sensual element which is very well written and not at all cheesy. [I'm a bit jaded by sex scenes but Ms Andersen writes lovely ones] The handsome, but distant widower who carries a secret pain about his first marriage but who would do anything for his beloved child; the mysterious country house with a secret; a disappearing woman, and an antagonist who lurks in the shadows.A satisfying and heartwar [...]


    • My review contains spoilers and they're mostly my thoughts for more, visit Punya ReviewsThe Folly At Falconbridge Hallwas yet another intriguing Maggi Andersen read that I had on my TBR for a long time. I’m so glad I finally read it because I really enjoyed the story.Previously I read The Baron's Wife, which is a standalone novel set in the very late 19th or early 20th century. The Folly At Falconbridge Hall is also a standalone (at least I think so), set around the same time, if a bit early i [...]


    • From the moment I began reading this book, I knew this was my kind of book. I was not far into the book before making the connection between this book and "Jane Eyre." That was always a favorite book of mine, and there were some definitely comparisons including romance, a little girl, and a lot of mystery in a big English manor. It was fairly easy to decipher what would ultimately happen, but the writing of the book kept me so engaged that I practically lost track of the time.As to any issues th [...]


    • Funny and sweet, this vividly descriptive and engaging read, draws the readers to the heart of the story. The twisting plot makes this a book that is hard to put down; so difficult that I read until dawn before I realized how late it was.Julian, Lord Falconbridge, reminds me of the glasses-wearing Bishounen (pretty boy) in anime. Adorably responsible and serious, his studious nature is exemplified by his extensive sexual knowledge. Vanessa’s intelligence and slightly clueless personality contr [...]


    • Maggi pens her novel, a Victorian romance mystery, in a plot that is well written and has enough twists and turns to keep you turning the pages until your done. There are some minor sex scenes, but nothing that will turn you away, they are beautifully written in. Her characters are strong, very interesting and they just captivated my interest. This was a fantastically delightful book that I totally recommended to all romance fans.This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which [...]


    • Vanessa Ashley has lost her parents, her home and is at the mercy of her estranged Uncle. Feeling unwanted in his home she seeks a governess job and luckily finds a position quickly. Her charge is a 10 year old little girl name Blythe. It is here the story opens and we are welcomed to Falconbridge Hall, Clapham, Englandad the rest of my review at romantichistoricallovers.wordp


    • For a complete review and star rating, visit Ind'tale Magazine online Feb 2013 issuedtale/reviews/folly-



    • 1894 Clapham, England & PeruVanessa Ashley feels she is qualified to be a governess until she gets the position at Falconbridge Hall. Finding herself penniless after the deaths of her artist father and suffragette mother, Vanessa does what she can to earn a living. Vanessa uses her knowledge of politics, history and art to get the position of governess. Hired as a governess for ten-year-old Blythe, Vanessa hopes she can now have a stable life even if it isn’t quite the life she had planned [...]


    • I received a copy of The Folly At Falconbridge Hall by Maggi Andersen from ABG Reads Book Tours as part of the blog tour.Vanessa Ashley lost everything after her father’s death. Instead of moving in with her uncle, she decided to work and find herself a job. Vanessa then found herself a position as a governess at Falconbridge hall for Lord Falconbridge’s ten year old daughter, Blythe. Some questions arose as Vanessa began to learn more about Blythe and Lord Falconbridge. Why is it that no on [...]


    • Vanessa Ashley is still grievingover the death of her parentswhen she arrives atFalconbridge Hall. She hasrefused the help of a wealthy,titled uncle to accept the positionof governess to Blythe, daughterof Lord Julian Falconbridge.A scientist, Lord Falconbridgetravels extensively to the and is not home most ofthe time. Blythe, although adelightful child, has beenmelancholy since the death ofher mother and is longing for herfather's affections. As Vanessaunravels the curious aspects ofboth the di [...]


    • I love Victorian novels, so it was no surprise that I loved “The Folly at Falconbridge Hall,” by Maggi Andersen. This is the story of Vanessa, who takes the position of governess after she’s left penniless when her parents die unexpectedly. Fortunately, she gets along well with her young pupil, Blythe, but she is shocked when Blythe’s widowed father asks her to marry him so that his daughter will be well-cared-for while he embarks on a scientific expedition to the . Vanessa agrees for th [...]


    • Maggi Andersen’s story follows several clichés synonymous with historical romances such as a governess who captures her employer’s heart and his daughter’s trust, a rogue servant whose ties to his gypsy heritage grooms him to become the ringleader to a den of thieves, and a neighboring heiress who endeavors to endeavor an English Lord. The writing style has a lyrical flow with images that imprint a vivid picture in the reader’s mind. The main characters are reserved and stodgy initially [...]


    • Intrigue and suspense!I just finished reading THE FOLLY AT FALCONBRIDEGE HALL written by Maggi Andersen. This is the first book that I read by this author. It's a well written and intriguing Victorian Romance. It's the story of Vanessa Ashley and Julian, Lord Falconbridge. Vanessa, after being left penniless, she applies to be a governess at Falconbridge Hall, where Julian resides. He has a daughter named Blythe and since, he is a very busy man, he is in need of her services. Will sparks flare b [...]


    • Read all previous reviews for a synopsis of the story. I expected so much more after reading the reviews. I even did something that I never do and bought the book on line. I won't say I was disappointed, but it definitely did not rise to the quality of two of my romance favoritesJudith McNaught and LaVyrle Spencer. Did anyone notice that the point of view was all from Vanessa and nothing from Julien? I prefer stories that go back and forth between the characters' thoughts, especially about each [...]


    • Intrigue and mystery is introduced early in this story and soon captures the reader's attention ten-fold!Full review in February 2013 issue of InD'tale Magazine.


    • Rather ordinary historical romance with one murder and a trip ti which probably set it apart from similar books. And yes the main heroine isn't ravished by a pirate. It wasn't bad but it wasn't memorable either.



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