Monday, January 21, 2013

The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassan Book Review (RSVP to FB party & enter to win a Downton Abbey prize pack)

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!

My Review:
Mystery, romance, and hidden family secrets make The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen a page turning drama with plenty of action, adventure and questionable activities.  Emma Smallwood and her father are summoned away from their own academy to tutor the two younger sons of former students, Henry and Phillip Weston.  Emma's fondness for Phillip and disdain for Henry who treated her rudely while at the academy filled her with trepidation at the prospect of living in close quarters in the large estate.  Emma meets many new people who she learns that she cannot trust especially when strange things start happening to her.  She eventually confides in Henry although she can't comprehend why she starts to grow attached to him.  Will Emma be able to prove that she is valuable member of society while holding dreams in her heart and feel loved by a man who might never be able to marry her?

Julie is a master at character description.  There were many players in this book, but each had particular qualities and the author knew how to use them in the varied situations to make the plot move forward and also to entice the reader to be drawn further into the story.  I was completely in love with the building romance through the story between the main characters.  This is beautiful story filled with romance, mystery and history.  The writing is excellent as the plots twists and turns and I was kept in suspense the entire time.  I would love to see this a movie someday!

*This book was provided to me free of charge for purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this book and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*

1 comment:

Diane Estrella said...

I also reviewed this book and loved it!

I'm hosting 7 giveaways at my site this week if you want to stop on over and enter. hope you have a great weekend!

Diane :O)