Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen
Author - Julie Klassen
Publisher - Bethany House
Paperback, 412 pages
John Smallwood and his daughter Emma run a boarding school for boys. The story focuses on Emma, who is a young lady. When the family has trouble getting new students to enroll, they take up an offer to go live in a wealthy household to personally tutor 2 boys. The home is a manor house in England. It is fascinating to see how the family operates in such an environment. There are plenty of servants who work very hard. The description of the different rooms and the meals is wonderful to read about.
The story has mystery, and a little bit of suspense. There were also a few references to Gothic novels, which I didn't like. The brief romantic descriptions did not interest me, but I enjoyed reading about the student's lessons. Overall, it seems like a book that would do very well in the general/secular marketplace.
*Disclosure - I received this book for review purposes.*