The Tutor’s Daughter by Julie Klassen

The Tutor’s Daughter 

by Julie Klassen
About the Book
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.Emma Smallwood, determined to help her widowed father when his boarding school fails, accompanies him to the cliff-top manor of a baronet and his four sons. But soon after they arrive and begin teaching the two younger boys, mysterious things begin to happen. Who does Emma hear playing the pianoforte at night, only to find the music room empty? And who begins sneaking into her bedchamber, leaving behind strange mementoes?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?

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Emma Smallwood and her dad have been invited to the Weston family’s Cornwall estate to tutor their two young boys. They tutored the two oldest two years before, but the new Lady Weston didn’t want to send her boys anywhere, so her husband decided to hire the Smallwood’s in house. The Smallwood’s were surprised on arrival that they were not expected, that Mr. Weston failed to let anyone know about them coming. And with the unwelcome they rec’d along with the secrets that seemed to pop up around every corner, well this was turning out to be an eventful stay.

I really enjoyed reading The Tutor’s Daughter. The characters were well created and they all seemed so real life all throughout the story. The plot keeps readers reading because there is so much going on. Starting the action with a big misunderstanding between Mr. Weston and Lady Weston, causing friction between everyone. Then all of the mystery and secrets that seem to be going on, and were there really ghost? Where else would all the night noises be coming from? And I loved the interaction between Phillip and Henry and Emma. Is it Phillip that is attracted to Emma, or would it be Henry? Or could it be the person sneaking into Emma’s room at night? Questions, questions! And they can all be answered in Julie Klassen’s new book, “The Tutor’s Daughter.” I highly recommend this book to you historical readers out there. And really, if you just want a good read, make this one your choice!

I was provided a copy of this book from LitFuse Publicity Group. I want to thank Amy for making sure I rec’d this book, even though the publisher didn’t send it in time for the tour. The opinions in this review are mine.


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. She has won the Christy Award: Historical Romance for The Silent Governess (2010) and The Girl in the Gatehouse (2011) which also won the 2010 Midwest Book Award for Genre Fiction. Julie and her husband have two sons and live in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. booklovers1
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 04:47:31

    This books sounds like it has all of the elements I really enjoy!! Can’t wait to read it 🙂


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