Friday, January 25, 2013

Review: The Tutor's Daughter

Concerned for her widowed father, Emma Smallwood accompanies him to his new post as tutor at Ebbington Manor.  She soon finds her concerns well-founded.  Strange music haunts the halls of the manor at night.  A mysterious visitor sneaks into her bedchamber as she sleeps.  And, someone begins leaving her ardent love letters.  Is it one of the baronet's younger sons playing a prank?  One of the older sons reliving his youth at Emma's father's academy?  Or, something more sinister?

Julie Klassen's The Tutor's Daughter (Bethany House Publisher's, 2013) is an absolute delight from beginning to end.  Set in early 18th century England on the Cornwall coast, the story uses the history and drama of its setting to full advantage.  The manners and customs of the era are flawlessly presented; Klassen never hits a false note.  I related fully to "bluestocking" Emma and her love of books, and I think that I might have fallen a bit in love with one of the Weston brothers myself.  The Tutor's Daughter is a must-read for fans of traditional Regency romances, and I highly recommend it.


”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:
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  • 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!

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I received a complimentary copy of The Tutor's Daughter to facilitate my review.  No other compensation was received.  For full disclosure, see the sidebar.


Fireblossom said...

This sounds disturbingly English.

Brian Miller said...

right up my wifes alley as well....a period piece with romance...we are about to start season two od Downton Abbey...i actually got her one of the books you reviewed for christmas...cant remember the name off hand but she enjoyed it...

G-Man said...

Does anyone get murdered?
Does anyone get succubussed?
Does anyone choke to death on a crumpet?
Er Thanks MZ...Later!