The Tutor’s Daughter
By Julie Klassen
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?
Emma seems destined to become a spinster. She spends her time assisting her father in his boarding school. Then the school begins to fail.
Emma’s letter writing campaign to gain new students takes her and her father to the manor of a baronet to tutor his two youngest sons.
Life there becomes a little too interesting as danger enters the picture. Threats and suspicious acts soon turn into attempts on lives.
Romance, mystery, ghostly acts and lots of suspense. You will even find piracy here. This book has it all.
***A special thanks to litfuse for providing a review copy.***
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. She has won the Christy Award: Historical Romance for The Silent Governess (2010) and The Girl in the Gatehouse (2011) which also won the 2010 Midwest Book Award for Genre Fiction. Julie and her husband have two sons and live in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota.