Thursday, January 31, 2013

"The Tutor's Daughter" by Julie Klassen

Combine a daughter trying to help her father, with a cliff-top manor in Cornwall, secrets, and some very mysterious happenings and you have Julie Klassen's latest book - "The Tutor's Daughter." 

Emma Smallwood does not like seeing her father depressed and she doesn't like the reason. His school has failed. Now she knows it is up to her to help him pick up the pieces and face life anew. But how? Where? An opportunity arises in Cornwall and Emma agrees to go with her father and help with the educating of four boys. But, the boys remember Emma as a young girl who was very engrossed in her studies. This is not the Emma they knew. Soon mysterious things begin to happen causing Emma to search for answers. Is there a ghost or intruder, of is it one of the boys playing a prank? Will Emma find love as her father comes back to life? The story will captivate you as you continue to turn the pages searching for answers.

This is a wonderfully written, intriguing book. The characters and setting are well written, and invite readers to come hear the story. I recommend this book to readers who love mystery, intrigue, and love all wrapped up together. I received my free review copy from Litfuse in exchange for an honest review.
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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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