Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Tutor’s Daughter


Author: Julie Klassen

Genre: Life, adventure, mystery, romance

Series: Nope, not part of a series (though I wish it was), but fits beautifully with Julie’s other books

My rating on a 1-10 scale: 9 high

Type: Fiction

Number of pages: 412

Time period: 1800s

Passage from book: Sorry, no, but I’m including the book trailer below!

My overall opinion: This was such a fun book! I loved the setting and the characters. It’s quite reminiscent in both of those respects of Jane Austen, with a touch of Jane Eyre added in. It’s not quite dark (or what I would call gothic), but has some rather melodramatic scenes in it. It would make a great movie! Trust me, you won’t solve all the mysteries on your own. The romance was sweet but not overdone, the adventure was (as stated) a little melodramatic, perhaps a little much at times…but hey, just go with it and you’ll be fine. :) And the mystery was indeed mysterious! Actually, there are several mysteries at play here. If you can get a hold on a copy, don’t let it go! Oh, also…Emma was the perfect name for the heroine. She was quite similar to Jane Austen’s Emma in some ways, not the least of which, her last name – Smallwood versus Woodhouse. I don’t love this trailer, but it should serve to let you know what the book is about.



6 comments:

Rosie said...

I'm glad you liked it too! :D

Jennifer said...

I must read this!! I love Julie Klassen's books. I didn't much care for the trailer. :/

Clare said...

I didn't like much either but it does sort of give you an idea of the mystery. I did like how they matched the last scene in the video to the book cover. :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Yeah, the trailer was a bit odd (cheaply made) but the book sounds very interesting! Is that guy's name really Mr. Weston? another Jane Austen hint. :)

Lisa E. said...

I loved Julie's first two novels, The Lady of Milkweed Manor and The Apothecary's Daughter. I had trouble getting into her other two books for some reason, they didn't have the same magic for me. I'm anxious to try this newest one though, I've heard nothing but positive things about it!

~Lisa E.

Charity U said...

Miss Laurie, yes, it really is! I forgot to mention that. :)

Lisa, I've read Apothecary's Daughter, but not LMM yet. Or any of the others...wait. I read Girl in the Gatehouse too. Didn't love it, but it was good. :) Thanks for commenting!