The Dancing Master Tour+ Kindle HDX Giveaway


By Julie Klassen
Published on January 7, 2014
Published by Bethany House
Source: Publisher for Review
Leaving London, dancing master Alec Valcourt moves his mother and sister to remote Devonshire--but is stunned to discover that dancing is prohibited! He finds an unlikely ally in Miss Julia Midwinter, but her questions about his past are becoming harder to evade. Together, can they bring new life to this quiet village--and heal long-kept-secret scars?




The Dancing Master is so different than Klassen's other books.  In a majority of Klassen's books the protagonist is usually quiet, calm, smart, and a bit mousy.  In The Dancing Master, Julia is flirtatious and a bit superficial at times.  She is selfish and tends not to think about the feelings of  others- her thoughts are consumed by how she can escape Devonshire and her home as quickly as possible and how to be able to travel the world.

Likewise, Alec is not the common Christian romance hero.  Typically they are strapping and large, with a kind heart and a temper.  Alec is considered a dandy.  He dresses fancily but doesn't have the lineage to go with it.  He is concerned with how he looks and isn't one to get his hands dirty.  I must say, it was a bit odd reading about this kind of character as the main hero.

The background characters really shine in The Dancing Master.  We have love triangles, drama, intrigue and enough secrets to make this book into a reality show- The Real Housewives of Devonshire!  I think perhaps that I enjoyed all of the background plot even more than I enjoyed the main romance in this book.  I would be eager to read a book about Julia's mother- I think it would make a very interesting and exciting novel.

All in all The Dancing Master was a decent read.  I can't say it was a favorite of mine from this author, but it was pretty good!




Best-selling author Julie Klassen will be hosting a Kindle Fire HDX giveaway and a live webcast event (1/23) to celebrate the release of her latest novel, The Dancing Master. Enter and RSVP today!

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  One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on January 23rd. Winner will be announced at the "All Things Jane (from Austen to Eyre)" Live Webcast Event on January 23rd. Connect with Julie for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Julie will also be taking questions from the audience and giving away books, Jane Austen DVDs, fun "Jane" merchandise, and gift certificates throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of The Dancing Master and join Julie and friends on the evening of January 23rd for a chance to connect 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 by signing up for a reminder. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 23rd!

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