Thursday, January 24, 2013

Book Review and Giveaway: The Tutor’s Daughter by Julie Klassen

Welcome to our stop on The Tutor's Daughter Blog Tour!

The Tutor’s Daughter cover

SynopsisEmma 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? 

ReviewThis is one of those books that you don't think you'll be reading ii all in one sitting, but it surprises you, and you won't be able to put it down! I was intending to read 6 or 7 chapters, and ended up finishing the book, around midnight! This is definitely a book that will keep you reading.The characters will grab you, make you love them, and make you want to see a happy ending the book! If you love Downtown Abbey, the TV series, you'll love this book!

The book is Christian in nature, however it is dealt with very appropriately, and you don't realize you're reading  a "Christian historical novel" until more toward the end of the book, and again it is placed naturally to the characters' situations, and it seems right to have it there. I highly recommend this book if you like romance, and it is also a nicely done historical novel. Definitely a high 5 on the 5 scale! 

About the Author:  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 forThe 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, visit

Be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more reviews and giveaways!

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!

AND we're giving away this review copy as well!

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Disclosure / Disclaimer: I was sent this book, free of charge, from Litfuse PR,  for review purposes, on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told what to say about it.  

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