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England, 1912 is a place of rigid rules. A chance meeting between scullery maid Lizzy Parker and heiress Evie Creswell is about to break them all . . . Their meeting leads to more than an enduring friendship and a new job for Lizzy - it draws her into a world of privilege and intrigue and delivers her into the loving arms of a killer. Meeting the handsome but mysterio England, 1912 is a place of rigid rules. A chance meeting between scullery maid Lizzy Parker and heiress Evie Creswell is about to break them all . . . Their meeting leads to more than an enduring friendship and a new job for Lizzy - it draws her into a world of privilege and intrigue and delivers her into the loving arms of a killer. Meeting the handsome but mysterious Jack Carlisle, Lizzy begins to fall for him despite rumours he had been involved in the death of Evie's father. As she becomes further embroiled in the dangerous life that Carlisle lives, she must decide if he can be trusted with the life of a close friend, and, ultimately, if he is worth the risk to her own . . . Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries, Dilly Court and Annie Murray. The story continues in The Roses of Flanders Field, out now! 'This is the kind of novel that makes you look forward to bedtime so you can read some more - an epic true romance story' - Historical Novel Society *Shortlisted for RNA Best Historical Novel 2013*


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England, 1912 is a place of rigid rules. A chance meeting between scullery maid Lizzy Parker and heiress Evie Creswell is about to break them all . . . Their meeting leads to more than an enduring friendship and a new job for Lizzy - it draws her into a world of privilege and intrigue and delivers her into the loving arms of a killer. Meeting the handsome but mysterio England, 1912 is a place of rigid rules. A chance meeting between scullery maid Lizzy Parker and heiress Evie Creswell is about to break them all . . . Their meeting leads to more than an enduring friendship and a new job for Lizzy - it draws her into a world of privilege and intrigue and delivers her into the loving arms of a killer. Meeting the handsome but mysterious Jack Carlisle, Lizzy begins to fall for him despite rumours he had been involved in the death of Evie's father. As she becomes further embroiled in the dangerous life that Carlisle lives, she must decide if he can be trusted with the life of a close friend, and, ultimately, if he is worth the risk to her own . . . Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries, Dilly Court and Annie Murray. The story continues in The Roses of Flanders Field, out now! 'This is the kind of novel that makes you look forward to bedtime so you can read some more - an epic true romance story' - Historical Novel Society *Shortlisted for RNA Best Historical Novel 2013*

30 review for Maid of Oaklands Manor

  1. 4 out of 5

    Neenee

    Quite okay as I got it for free from the google play book.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Veronica

    I loved this book. At first I thought it was the usual upstairs downstairs story and was so surprised at how wring I was.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Anita

    This novel drew me in from the first page, the story of the naïve Lizzy Parker who follows her mother’s footsteps and goes into service in a Cheshire country house in 1912. She only wants to please, but from the first, everything she does is in some way misinterpreted and Lizzy finds herself caught up in a family history that goes back over a century and which she cannot possibly have had any part. Below stairs rivalries, prejudice and plain spite contrive to work against Lizzy, who is also painf This novel drew me in from the first page, the story of the naïve Lizzy Parker who follows her mother’s footsteps and goes into service in a Cheshire country house in 1912. She only wants to please, but from the first, everything she does is in some way misinterpreted and Lizzy finds herself caught up in a family history that goes back over a century and which she cannot possibly have had any part. Below stairs rivalries, prejudice and plain spite contrive to work against Lizzy, who is also painfully in love with the mysterious dark stranger who is Jack Carlisle. He is not only older, attractive and a hero when she needs one, Jack has secrets of his own connected to the late master of Oaklands Manor and the famous diamond that started the family fortunes. It’s hard to believe this is Ms Nixon’s debut novel, the emotions are well written without being sentimental, and Lizzy’s love for Jack poignant in its hopelessness. Innocent she may be but she has a tough streak too and with some interesting philosophies of her own she cannot help voicing at inappropriate times. Then things start going horribly wrong for Lizzy and Jack is nowhere to be found, leaving her wondering if Jack Carlisle is all she thinks he is. This is the kind of novel that makes you look forward to bedtime so you can read some more. A long book at over three hundred pages, but an epic true romance story and I enjoyed reading every one of them. I look forward to more from this author.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Silvia

    Different from every historical I’ve read so far, Maid of Oaklands Manor is a very refreshing one with a wonderful plot, very involving characters and strong emotions that won’t leave you for days, if not weeks, after you finished this enticing story. I literally couldn’t put the book down and I actually had to force myself to go to bed because all I wanted to do was just keep reading. How could I possibly have thought about sleeping when I so desperately needed to know what was going to happen n Different from every historical I’ve read so far, Maid of Oaklands Manor is a very refreshing one with a wonderful plot, very involving characters and strong emotions that won’t leave you for days, if not weeks, after you finished this enticing story. I literally couldn’t put the book down and I actually had to force myself to go to bed because all I wanted to do was just keep reading. How could I possibly have thought about sleeping when I so desperately needed to know what was going to happen next? Oh, the mystery and whoa, the adrenaline! Everything drags you into the story with such power and makes you constantly wonder, worry for the heroine and, of course, fall for the hero. But wait, is he really a hero? . . . Again, the mystery! Beautifully written and emotionally compelling, Maid of Oaklands Manor is genuinely one of the best books I’ve read this year, and Terri Nixon is a gem I truly hope is going to blow my mind again in the near future. I received a free copy of this book from the Publisher for an honest review. This does not affect in any way my opinion of the book or the content of my review originally posted at Darkest Sins.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Johnny

    I was very close to giving this book the full five stars. I loved every page of the first half. I could visualize everybody and everything and it was simply perfect. It's impossible not to mention a comparison to "Downton Abbey": this is the supreme literary version of that TV show. The second half is why I'm only giving four stars: the story of a young girl trying to find her way as a maid in a big manor with all kinds of rules and regulations and people with all types of character either helpin I was very close to giving this book the full five stars. I loved every page of the first half. I could visualize everybody and everything and it was simply perfect. It's impossible not to mention a comparison to "Downton Abbey": this is the supreme literary version of that TV show. The second half is why I'm only giving four stars: the story of a young girl trying to find her way as a maid in a big manor with all kinds of rules and regulations and people with all types of character either helping or standing in her way, suddenly turns into a spy "thriller" with confusing action scenes and developments that had me double back on a page to keep my head clear about it all. This romantic story lost some readability for me. But it was still a great experience and I'm looking forward to read the sequel, "A Rose in Flanders' Field".

  6. 4 out of 5

    Carole Mills

    I found this a strange book. I throughly enjoyed the first half but found the second half too far fetched & boring! What had started as a book about servants lives ended up a combination of a spy-murder mystery- romance. I feel the author has spread herself far too thinly here.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Sam

    A brilliant first novel was slow to start but then the pace really quickened and I couldn't put it down! I loved the characters, especially Lizzy, Mary and Evie what a feisty bunch! Can't wait to read the next two books in the trilogy! A brilliant first novel was slow to start but then the pace really quickened and I couldn't put it down! I loved the characters, especially Lizzy, Mary and Evie what a feisty bunch! Can't wait to read the next two books in the trilogy!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jackie White

    First in a trilogy. Easy reading, quite predictable. Onto the second book.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jill Still

    Fantastic book, had me hooked from the first few pages. Definitely recommend it

  10. 5 out of 5

    T4bsF (Call me Flo)

    I read the second book in this series first and really enjoyed it. This one was good but lacked a certain something that I can't quite define. I read the second book in this series first and really enjoyed it. This one was good but lacked a certain something that I can't quite define.

  11. 4 out of 5

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  12. 4 out of 5

    Astrid Tryon

    It's a good mistery, kept me going and wondering until the end. It's a good mistery, kept me going and wondering until the end.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Janetmustoe

  14. 4 out of 5

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  15. 4 out of 5

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    Jane

  17. 5 out of 5

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  18. 4 out of 5

    Lois

  19. 4 out of 5

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  20. 5 out of 5

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  21. 5 out of 5

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  22. 4 out of 5

    Frances

  23. 5 out of 5

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  24. 5 out of 5

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  25. 5 out of 5

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  26. 4 out of 5

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  27. 4 out of 5

    Diana Strenka

  28. 4 out of 5

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  29. 5 out of 5

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  30. 5 out of 5

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