Book Review: “The Tutor’s Daughter” by Julie KlassenJanuary 26, 2013 at 10:22 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
Tags: Book Review, Christian Fiction, Romance Fiction
Julie Klassen in her new book, “The Tutor’s Daughter”, published by Bethany House, takes us to England and gives us an interesting story of the upstairs/downstairs world of an English cliff-top manor in 1817.
From the back cover: Emma Smallwood, determined to help her widowed father when his boarding school fails, accompanies him to the cliff-top manor of a baronet and his four sons. But soon after they arrive and begin teaching the two younger boys, mysterious things begin to happen. Who does Emma hear playing the pianoforte at night, only to find the music room empty? And who begins sneaking into her bedchamber, leaving behind strange mementoes?
The baronet’s older sons, Phillip and Henry Weston, wrestle with problems–and secrets–of their own. They both remember the studious Miss Smallwood from their days at her father’s academy. But now one of them finds himself unexpectedly drawn to her…
When suspicious acts escalate, can Emma figure out which brother to blame and which to trust with her heart?
Filled with page-turning suspense, The Tutor’s Daughter takes readers to the windswept Cornwall coast–a place infamous for shipwrecks and superstitions–where danger lurks, faith is tested, and romance awaits.
I expected “The Tutor’s Daughter” to be a good read I did not expect it to be such a good read. And the Gothic flavor is just perfect with the manor on top of a cliff and the mysterious goings on. The Smallwoods go to Weston Hall to be tutors for the younger Westons. While there all kind of unexplainable, at that moment in the story, events take place. Now Emma not only has to deal with these events but with the possibility of a romance with one of the two older Weston boys. In addition to its Gothic tones this is also a tale of 19th century England and all of its social standings. Ms. Klassen does a wonderful job of transporting back to that time with her vivid descriptions of clothing, language and wonderful characters. “The Tutor’s Daughter” is a fine read and a wonderful romance.
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“The Tutor’s Daughter” by Julie Klassen! Enter to win a “Downton Abbey” Kindle Prize Pack
Julie is celebrating by giving away one of the new Paperwhite Kindles, Downton Abbey (season 3) and hosting a fun Author Chat Party on Facebook. (January 31st)
One fortunate winner will receive:
- A Kindle Paperwhite
- Downton Abbey, Season 3
- A Julie Klassen library (The Tutor’s Daughter, The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, The Girl in the Gatehouse, and The Silent Governess)
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on January 30th. Winner will be announced at “The Tutor’s Daughter Author Chat Party on January 31st. Connect with Julie, get a sneak peek of her next book, try your hand at the trivia contest, and chat with readers just like you. There will also be great giveaways – gift certificates, books and season 3 of Downton Abbey!
So grab your copy of The Tutor’s Daughter and join Julie on the evening of the January 31st for a chance to connect with Julie and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book – don’t let that stop you from coming!)
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”