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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

”The Tutor’s Daughter” by Julie Klassen! Enter to win a “Downton Abbey” Kindle Prize Pack

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?

LINK TO BUY THE BOOK http://ow.ly/gI7qC


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.  


I couldn't pass up the opportunity to review The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen. I have read a few of her other books and was very much entertained by her works so I knew this one would be another great novel.

I wasn't disappointed. Julie's diligent research in historical background and settings combined with her talent in writing a compelling story kept me glued to The Tutor's Daughter. Set in the early 1800's in Cornwall, I learned about the people who made a living off of freight scavenged from shipwrecks that were common on the coasts of Cornwall. 

Julie also drew me into the life and trials of Emma and her father as they traveled to Cornwall to tutor a baron's younger sons. Emma's sweet temperament combined with her intelligence and tenderheart make her appear soft at first. However, with further reading I found her to be of strong character and determination. In spite of eerie happenings and mysterious piano-playing, Emma stands true for truth and love.

Julie is definitely one of my favorite historical romance/suspense authors. Her style of writing echoes that of Jane Austen (who is one of the best authors for her era). Attention to details, strong characters, excellent suspense with enough romance to keep things exciting makes The Tutor's Daughter another winner for Julie Klassen.

Litfuse Publicity Group provided me with a free e-book copy for the purpose of writing this review.


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!

1 comment:

Cozy in Texas said...

I'll add this to my tbr list.