Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Tutor’s Daughter {Book Review}


The Tutor’s Daughter~Julie Klassen

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?

My Thoughts

The Tutor’s Daughter is a wonderful read! I was immediately drawn to the character’s especially Emma! I just loved her! She is a girl after my own heart! Packing her books to take along with her on her trip to Cornwall to assist her father with tutoring the two younger Weston brothers!

The Weston family has a secret and are keeping that secret from anyone who visits, especially when the guests are a wealthy family seeking a marriage for their daughter. With four Weston brothers it is important to Lady Weston to keep their secret! 

I figured out pretty quickly what the what the Weston’s were hiding.  However I was surprised with all the twists and turns and suspense in this story! Someone is taking things from Emma’s room and possibly entering her room while she is sleeping! I was not expecting this person to be the one who was doing all these things!

I truly enjoyed this story from start to finish and look forward to reading future books by Mrs. Klassen!

Be sure to stop by the Litfuse website to read more reviews of The Tutor’s Daughter here.

Meet Julie: JKlassen-117

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 

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 today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 31st!

disclosure: I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

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