Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Tutor's Daughter: A Book Review

About The Book:


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.
About The Author:
Julie Klassen loves all things Jane--Jane Eyreand Jane Austen. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Julie worked in publishing for sixteen years and now writes full time. She has won the Christy Award: Historical Romance for The Silent Governess (2010) and The Girl in the Gatehouse (2011) which also won the 2010 Midwest Book Award for Genre Fiction. Julie and her husband have two sons and live in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota. For more information, visit www.julieklassen.com
My Review: 

The Tutor's Daughter is written by one of my favorite historical fiction authors, and Julie Klassen's most recent release did not disappoint in any way, shape or form! The story lines draw you in from the very first chapter, and you will stay up late into the night to finish reading. The book draws you into 19th Century Britian with amazing descriptions, and the story flows exceptionally well, along with great characters, and the theme of letting go and letting God comes across within the entire book. Klassen is a very talented writer and the book is full of mystery, suspense and twists and turns, so something for everyone to be sure.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase The Tutor's Daughter at your favorite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group
***I received a completely electronic copy of this book, courtesy of NetGalley, Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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