As if this book was going to be bad. Y’all it’s by Julie Klassen. That alone should be enough reason to buy it and read it immediately. I’m so glad there’s still a few novels of her’s I haven’t read yet. I’m hoping if I space them out right, by the time I read all of them she’ll release another one.
If I were to only have a tweet worth of review space about The Tutor’s Daughter, it would be this: It’s amazing and awesome, so read it! Like right now people! Unless you’re driving. In that case, eyes on the road.
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?
But I want to talk about it a bit more since it was so fantastic! I always love a good mystery and Klassen did a great job with the mysteries and secrets throughout the novel. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.
And ummm….Lady Weston…why hello wench!
That’s all I have to say about her. I loved Henry and Emma! For all their faults, their misunderstandings, their growth, by the time it ended end I wanted to give them each a hug. It’s classic Klassen, so you’ll stay up late, love it and want to read it again.
Have you read this one or any other of Klassen’s?