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The Tutor's Daughter Paperback – January 1, 2013
Intrusion: A Novel
A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
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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?
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.
"[a] lovely addition to the genre...Regency/Klassen fans will love the mystery, romance, and drama." --Publishers Weekly
"A clever book that incorporates what readers love of Jane Austen, Downton Abbey and even a bit of Jane Eyre. The novel offers everything a historical romance reader looks for."
--Historical Novels Review about The Maid of Fairbourne Hall
"Klassen delivers another impeccably crafted romance rich in fascinating details about life both upstairs and downstairs in a country estate. An excellent choice for fans of faith-based fiction and readers who miss traditional Regency romances."
--Booklist about The Maid of Fairbourne Hall
"Well-developed characters, plot twists, and attention to period detail make this a sure bet for fans of Regency novels. A hint of romance will win Klassen readers who enjoy Catherine Palmer." -Library Journal
"A remarkable tale with many unpredictable twists and turns."--CBA Retailers and Resources
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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. Three of her books, The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, The Girl in the Gatehouse, and The Silent Governess, have won the Christy Award for Historical Romance. Julie and her husband have two sons and live in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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Top Customer Reviews
Emma comes up with a plan and writes a letter to the Weston family. Two of their sons attended their academy a couple of years ago and Emma is hoping that the younger two sons will also attend their academy.
When a letter arrives from the Weston family, Emma and her father are invited to come to their manor in Cornwall to privately tutor the two youngest sons. Father Smallwood is exited and is looking forward to a new environment. Emma, on the other hand, is dreading to meet one particular Weston son--Henry, because he played a lot of pranks on her when he lived with them.
When they get there they are not expected and come at an inconvenient time. Nevertheless they are welcomed in the manor and bedrooms are hurriedly prepared.
Soon Emma will find out that someone is playing tricks on her. She is also hearing someone screaming in the night. On another night she's hearing someone playing the piano. And then she's hearing a story about a ghost who is hunting the manor...
Every member of the Weston family acts strange... they are hiding something, but what? Is there really a ghost? And who is trying to frighten Emma?
When Emma finds out about the family secret, will the pranks stop then, or will they get worse? And who of the Weston brothers will win Emma's heart?
I loved how Julie took me away across the pond to life in Cornwall. I also loved the mystery in this story.Read more ›
**I received this novel from Netgalley. My opinion was not affected in any way.**
The story is interesting and I do enjoy the writer's story telling skills. We are able to travel--through her pages--back into history, and visit a time and place that is very different from who we are now in the 21st century...and though I would not want to have lived during that time, I suppose if one needed to exist then, this house would not have been the worst of the lot. Well done. I do have some problems with the story - which is why I'm giving it 3+ and not the 4s or 5s the other reviewers have. It is related to the lack of proper reason for Emma being the brunt of so much hate and malice AND a lack of satisfaction regarding how she handled the various situations.
I felt Emma should have reprimanded Julian and Lizzie on numerous occasions--and ensured that they were properly dealt with--after all they're both under 18 years old--BUT she did not.Read more ›
Lady Weston is delightfully hateful! Her many secrets supply the cattiness, mystery, and danger in the story. I can’t believe that Henry tries to be kind, even apologetic…and calls her “Mamma” in the end. Her “business” dealings with the shady Mr. Teague aren’t the worst of her sins. Even when confronted with the crime against her stepson, she still tries to protect smirking Julian – claiming that a grudge has been held against her “natural-born” sons. Instead of apologizing for illegal activities, she threatens her husband with ruin if he does anything about them. Her reasons for keeping her “ward” at the manor are just as secretive and underhanded.
The story moves a little slowly at times despite the mysterious happenings at the manor. Henry and Emma’s romance is fun to read because of their history when they were younger.
*Received a copy for review, this in no way affects my review*
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great read! Clean and fun to read. Enjoyed the whole thing!
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A clean historical romance with twists and turns. You will fall in love with the characters in this book while wondering the whole time who you Can really trust.Published 2 months ago by Bethany
She is a great writer and story teller. Never did want to put the book down.Published 3 months ago by Kay Bradley
I love all of Julie Klassen books. All the characters well defined & believable. Cannot put her books down!Published 4 months ago by D.E.