Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Tudor's Daughter by Julie Klassen . . . A great Valentine's Read!

Book Description:  Award-Winning Regency Romance from Bestselling Author Julie Klassen

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 Thoughts: I've read a couple of books by Julie Klaussen and have greatly enjoyed reading them. 
The Tutor's Daughter  is  a historical romance; therefore, it's not fast paced and is "slow" in places simply because the author is setting up the history.  
Emma is a sweet person and a loving daughter so she agrees to accompany her father to the coast where he will be with the baronet and teach the younger sons.  It seems that as soon as they arrive mysterious "things" begin to happen.
The mystery of this book is well written.  Of course, I had my thoughts about who the culprit is...but no spoilers.  The top questions to me was  Who would do these dirty deeds and why?
This is a fun romance because there are no "icky" scenes.  And of course, there is Emma's reliance on God.  I like Emma.  She reminded me a lot of Jane in Jane Eyre.  Yes, it's that!
If you like historical romance then this is a must read for you!  A wonderful read for Valentine's Day!
*This book was provided for review by Bethany House*

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (January 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764210696
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764210693

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