Review: The Tutor’s Daughter
Author: Julie Klassen
Genre: FICT, Historical Fiction,
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.
A novel filled with mystery and blossoming romance. I could hardly put it down. I think the author did an awesome job of writing this book. Incorporating a little of Jane Eyre and Jane Austen’s novels.
Emma Smallwood and her father accept an invitation to Ebbington Manor to teach the baronet’s youngest two sons after their academy for boys finally shuts down, they have no idea what lays ahead for them.
When they arrive at the manor, they are unexpected. The Baronet has forgotten to mention it to his household. They arrive at a time when there is something going on, Emma can sense the mystery in the air.
That’s when things begin to happen to Emma; letters under her door, an image of decapitated chess queen, a bloody handprint on her nightgown during the night, and something the unexpected of all.
I hope you enjoy.