Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen

The Tutor's Daughter is a historical fiction book with romance and suspense.  Emma Smallwood is the daughter of a widowed father that runs a boarding school.  The boarding school fails after time and they are unsure of what to do.  Emma writes a baronet that sent two of his sons to their school.  They are called to come to the baronet's manor to teach his two younger boys.  Once they get settled in mysterious things start happening to Emma.  The baronet's two oldest sons that Emma remembers from their time at the boarding school are there and dealing with their own problems and secrets.  As things escalate Emma has to figure out which brother is to blame and who she can trust.

I felt the beginning of the story was a bit slow, but the farther I got into the story the harder it was to put down.  Every time I thought I figured out who was behind what was happening to Emma, something would happen that made me change my mind.  For the most part I loved how the book ended but would love if the story continued on so I could get to know some of the characters even better.  Julie, did a great job with the setting of the story in that I could really picture where the story was taking place in history.  I have only read a couple of Julie Klassen's books but after reading this one I know I want to read more of her books. 

I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers for an honest review!

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