Sunday, March 03, 2013

Review: The Tutor's Daughter

The Tutor's DaughterThe Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen

How deliciously Gothic! Klassen's newest title offers mystery, history, suspense, and salvation. Her book reminded me of Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, accept serious instead of frivolous.

The Smallwoods need to secure a tutoring position. Emma wants to pull her Father out of the depression of losing his wife and she wants to find purpose for herself. They move forward by becoming reacquainted with a former student's family. Mr. Smallwood renews his relationship with his former students and strives to teach their younger brothers. Emma assists her father, looks to understand the mystery shrouding the host family, and renews her friendships with the two elder brothers.

The Tutor's Daughter is an excellent historical fiction piece. Klassen's book has a different flavor than her previous titles with the dark mysteries, but not to worry, nothing too frightening or ghastly is revealed. The various mysteries will have the reader sitting on the edge of their seats trying to figure out where the tales will lead.

Reviewed from a NetGalley copy. Thank you, Bethany House!


  1. I haven't gotten around to reading this one yet, but it's definitely on my to-be-read list. I've read a few of the author's previous books and enjoyed them, but I have to say The Apothecary's Daughter has been my favorite so far. It's good to know that the Tutor's Daughter is worth checking out though! :)

    1. Julie Klassen is definitely a favorite of mine. Glad this new title is on your to-be-read list!


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