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?
Purchase a copy here.
Author Julie Klassen taps into an almost Jane Austen-ish frame of writing in this dramatic story of a poor tutor's daughter and the wealthy and handsome eldest son of the manor born. The characters are well portrayed for the time period, and the descriptions of the household, the society, and the area where the main story takes place is absolutely mesmerizing.
Klassen shows her strong storytelling skills here as she leads the readers on a twisting, turning mystery that results in a surprising ending.
I highly recommend this novel. I hope that Klassen has plans for future stories of the Weston men - I, for one, would love to see how their lives turn out!
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:
- A Kindle Paperwhite
- 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)
Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 31st!
My thanks to Litfuse Publicity for the review copy of this book and for including me on this tour! I was not compensated for my opinion.