Tutor's Daughter Tour

By Julie Klassen
Published on January 2013
Published by Bethany House
Source: Blog Tour
Emma Smallwood, determined to help her widowed father regain his spirits when his academy fails, agrees to travel with him to the distant Cornwall coast, to the cliff-top manor of a baronet and his four sons. But after they arrive and begin teaching the younger boys, mysterious things begin to happen and danger mounts. Who does Emma hear playing the pianoforte, only to find the music room empty? Who sneaks into her room at night? Who rips a page from her journal, only to return it with a chilling illustration? The baronet's older sons, Phillip and Henry, wrestle with problems--and secrets--of their own. They both remember Emma Smallwood from their days at her father's academy. She had been an awkward, studious girl. But now one of them finds himself unexpectedly drawn to her. When the suspicious acts escalate, can the clever tutor's daughter figure out which brother to blame... and which brother to trust with her heart?

Wow what a thrilling and entertaining read!  I am a fan of Julie Klassen but this has solidified her as one of my favorite Christian authors.  I am a fan of gothic novels like Jane Eyre and the other works of the Bronte sisters.  Klassen has captured the essence of those novels in The Tutor's Daughter.

Emma is smart in a time when book knowledge is looked down on upon.  She is facing spinsterhood and is unwilling to take chances when it comes to adventure and her life.  Her life is summed up in a precious teacup and saucer that she has.  Emma refuses to use it- waiting for the perfect moment.  Emma is waiting for the perfect moment for her life to begin and missing out on life while she waits.  When an opportunity to travel to Cornwall to tutor with her father, Emma takes the chance to give her grieving father healing.

Many mysteries surround the estate Emma now resides in- who is playing the piano and making awful sounds at night? Does she have a secret admirer or someone trying to threaten her? What does she think about Phillip and Henry now that they are grown? This book was incredibly entertaining and witty.  I found myself reluctantly putting it down and finding minutes throughout my day to savor a few pages at a time.  Emma is a heroine I want to root for- not some striking beauty, but one who still has just as much worth.  (Besides who doesn't like a fellow bookworm?)

The Tutor's Daughter is an excellent addition to the list of works by Julie Klassen and will be sure to add to her number of fans!

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!

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