Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen

About The Tutor's Daughter

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.
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? 
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Meet Julie:  
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. 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. 
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My Take:  I like the show Downton Abbey and in many ways this reminds me a bit of that show.  The family has the staff helping them dress and whatnot.  Also there is certain places you can be depending on your station.  Emma has found herself in a kind of limbo.  Not quite on the same level of the family but not a servant either.  All is not what it seems at this particular house in England.  Everyone in the house seems to have a secret of some sort or another.  Emma is determined to find out what the secrets are.  I didn't think that I would like this book at first but I found myself reading just one more page to find out what happens.  this is not really a mystery or a romance but somewhere in between.  I would recommend it if you like either of those genres and I wouldn't be surprised if you too found yourself reading just one more page.  

I received a review copy of this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review. 
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