**Perfect in Every Way**
Julie Klassen has become one of my favorite authors and whenever I see that her newest book is up for review, I request it. Hoping that it will quickly arrive in my mailbox.
Julie's writing style is similar to Jane Austin's, and I was quickly drawn back in time to early nineteenth century England. The impeccably described scenes and well written conversations grabbed my attention and sparked my imagination.
I quickly grew to love Emma Smallwood. She has some of the same interests as me...she loves books, learning, and teaching. She also has a big heart, but tends to remember past wrongs too much. I think Emma showed the most growth throughout the course of the story, which was evidenced by her learning to forgive, what true love is and isn't, as well as, learning to love and trust Jesus as her Lord and Savior. The other characters also had lessons to learn, as well as, pride and fear to overcome. Each either learned their lessons well or failed miserably.
There were many twists and turns in the story and, just when I thought that I had everything figured out; there was another twist in the plot that kept me turning the pages.
If you are a fan of Julie's, or Jane Austin, historical fiction, and/or mystery and suspense, I think you will enjoy The Tutor's Daughter very much. But, I do not recommend that you read the authors note first; because you'll lose an element of surprise, if you do.
About the Book:
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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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. For more information, Julie invites you to visit her website.
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!
Blessings,The Tutor’s Daughter by Julie Klassen was provided for me free by Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review.