The Tutor's Daughter
The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen.
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (January 1, 2013)
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?
A bit unexpected, and yet a very enjoyable read!
I must have chosen this book because I read the amazon review and saw it took place in Cornwall England!
It wound up being a sort of love story. Something I don't generally read. However Julie Klassen was so very excellent in her character building that any love story was secondary to all the other goings on.
I totally enjoyed getting to be in Cornwall, and getting to know all of the characters one fault, or one good part at a time. The family mysteries that were involved kept me reading every time I sat down! I never realized that I was so "nosey"! haha
Anyway..this is a very enjoyable book. Easy reading. And well developed characters. I think, if you are like me, and not really gung ho for a romance novel but are character driven that you would enjoy this book!