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Friday, January 25, 2013

Book Blog Tour Stop and Review - The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen

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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Set in the always fascinating Cornwall area of England, "The Tutor's Daughter" is part romance, part mystery, and all intriguing reading for fans of period historical fiction.

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 Klassen

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.

Find out more about Julie at http://www.julieklassen.com/.

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)
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!

So grab your copy of The Tutor's Daughter and join Julie on the evening of the January 31st for a chance to connect with Julie and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP todayTell 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.



1 comment:

Bookworm1858 said...

This book felt so Jane Austen/Jane Eyre to me-it was uncanny. I really loved the setting especially with the backdrop of the ship wrecks-that was a cool element to add.