Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Tutor's Daughter Book Review

SUMMARY:  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?
     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.

REVIEW:  I really like this book!  It kept me in on the edge of my seat.  The story had me continually trying to figure out who was trying to frighten Emma and solutions for the different problems presented.  I absolutely love how Emma accepts Adam and treats him like part of the family.  She doesn't shun him like some of the others.  I also like how Henry saw a need for a better response to the shipwrecks that happen just off the coast and does what he can to help those involved.  He doesn't back down when faced with opposition, even when it comes from some closest to him.  This is a great book that I think you will enjoy.  Check it out!!

This book was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group and Bethany House for review without compensation.

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.  For more information, visit

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