Monday, January 28, 2013

Book Review ~ The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen 5/5!

The Tutor’s Daughter

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Title:  "The Tutor's Daughter"
Series:  N/A
Author:  Julie Klassen
Publisher:  Bethany House
Publication Date:  1/1/13
Pages:  412
Buy From Amazon:  HERE

Book Description:

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?

My Overall Feeling of the Book:

Julie Klassen is one of my very favorite authors.  I've read every book and they have all been excellent.

I really enjoyed reading about Cornwall and the Weston brothers.  This book had the exact amount of mystery, romance, intrigue, drama and everything that makes a book a great read!

Main Characters:

Emma Smallwood:  Emma is the Tutor's Daughter.  She has grown up helping her father teach groups of boys throughout the years.  She is very intelligent and can hold her own.  She has taken on even more responsibility after her mother's death and her father's melancholy.

Henry Weston:  Henry was a student at the Smallwood Academy and the bane of Emma's existence during those years.  He is now an adult and in charge of his father's estate.  The Smallwood's come to the estate to teach Henry's younger brother's.

One of My  Favorite Scene(s):

My favorite scene is when Emma and Henry get caught in the Chapel in the Rock when the tide comes in.

A Brief Excerpt:
Henry reappeared in his threshold a moment later, allowing the door to swing open behind him. The faint smell of bay rum came with him.  She glimpsed mahogany furniture, a massive four-poster bed, burgundy bed curtains, and as much clutter as when she had seen the room last.
  Page 248

The Cover:

This cover is absolutely gorgeous!  The cliffs, the mansion and the dress all come together to create a scene exactly like described in the book.  It is a great visual.

Other Notes:

~Spectacular read!






On to the next book,


  1. I love good books! Thinking of you!

  2. It's so good that your favourite author's book didn't disappoint! I'm glad you enjoyed this one! Great review! :D

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  3. Thanks for posting this! Julie Klassen is one of my fav author's as well and I did not know she released a new book! SO EXCITED!!


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