Friday, January 25, 2013

Blog Tour | The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen

The Tutor's Daughter
by Julie Klassen
Christian Fiction / Historical / Romance
Available January 2012
Bethany House
416 pages



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.

My Thoughts
Ahhh … regency romances. I'm not sure how I ever got along without them! I just love getting to know the ins and outs of the wealthy and the servants and the relationships between the two!

Julie Klassen has written another amazing story! The Tutor's Daughter features Emma Smallwood and her father, who accepts a position as tutor for a wealthy family living by the coast. When they arrive, something is definitely amiss and Emma can't help but get drawn into the drama. Throw in a childhood crush, a bratty orphan, pranks, family secrets, and lots of romance, and you have a glimpse into The Tutor's Daughter.

I confess, I've only read one other book by Julie Klassen (The Maid of Fairbourne Hall), but I have plans to change that—and soon! The Tutor's Daughter was a little slow to start, but I was determined to push through. Once the story picked up, I was so thankful for all the back story and detail of the first third of the book. The book progressed fairly quickly after that and I found myself gasping and sighing and laughing out loud at all the drama of these two families! Klassen is a master at not just drawing readers in but making them feel as though they are part of the story. And that's exactly how I felt throughout this beautiful book.

This is definitely a book to be savored--not rushed! The Tutor's Daughter is a must-read!  [4 stars]

I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House and Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my fair and honest review.

About the Author
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.

Julie Klassen Online

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great review. I will take your advice and savor the book by starting it early than my reading group so I can take my time.
    -Gilded Grace

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    1. Ooh ... this would be a great book to read with a book club or reading group! Enjoy!

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  2. Can you define a 'Blog Tour' I seem to have seen these mentioned a lot, but not sure I'm entirely sure what they are. Are they something like introducing a New book and reviewing it before release?

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    1. It's basically a way to organize bloggers to post a review or a feature (or whatever else is preferred) about a particular book. There are publicists that organize them, but some are coordinated by the author or a reader fan. Some give specific dates for each reader to post, while others give a date range. It basically ensures that the book will have a lot of publicity during a certain period of time.

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