January 2013, 416 pages.
Description (from Amazon): Award-Winning Regency Romance from Bestselling Author Julie Klassen.
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
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?
My Review: Thunder and turf!!! I loved this book!! It almost had a Jane Eyre
feeling to it (and that is one of my all-time favorite books), yet it
was different enough that it wasn't a copycat.
father is a tutor, who used to run a school for boys. When a family
fails to send their younger two sons to the school, they contact the
family to see if they want their sons tutored in-house and the offer is
accepted. What Emma and her father don't expect to find is a very chilly
reception. The two older sons come home for some family business and
there are some very strange happenings going on.
I love how
tender Emma is, despite her very prim and organized way. I was going
back and forth with myself in rooting for the guy--who should I choose?
There were some slower parts, but I still found myself enjoying them a
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