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Emma Smallwoodová chce pomôcť svojmu otcovi, súkromnému učiteľovi, vyriešiť finančné ťažkosti, preto s ním odchádza do sídla baroneta Gilesa Westona a jeho štyroch synov. Pár dní po ich príchode sa začnú diať divné veci: kto je tou záhadnou osobou, ktorú Emma počuje hrať v noci na klavíri, hoci je hudobný salón prázdny? A kto sa vkráda do jej izby a necháva za sebou zvlášt ...more
Paperback, 404 pages
Published 2013 by i527.net
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Anne
Julie Klassen is one of those authors I knew I would love even before reading her. I was agreeably surprised to discover that her style is a pleasant mix of Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters. This novel combines to excellence well-drawn and fascinating characters, mysterious settings, family secrets and gothic atmosphere. I was swept away in the story within the first few pages and had a really hard time putting it down, because I simply had to know what would happen next.

Emma Smallwood and he
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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
3.5 stars, rounding up. This is a pretty good historical romance, with a little bit of semi-gothic mystery and suspense mixed in, sort of like a Christian version of an old Victoria Holt novel. Emma, the daughter of a widower, accompanies her father to Cornwall, where he will be the in-house tutor for the younger half-brothers of Henry and Phillip Weston, whom she knew as younger boys when they used to attend her father's academy for boys. Phillip was the outgoing, friendly one who flirted with ...more
Loretta
Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
If I were rating this book solely on the first half of the book I probably would give it 3. To a certain point I really like Klassen's writing. That point would be when about half way through the book it begins to draaaaaaag on. And on. And I start holding it up and comparing pages to see how much longer it is going to last and think 'SURELY I have to be further than this'. Because although Klassen is an interesting, perhaps even entertaining, author, she just doesn't have the chops to sustain i ...more
Tito
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I just realized that I somehow forgot to add this book to my read shelf. Concerning the book, all I can say is that it I actually liked it which is an absolute shock for me since I had already determined that I would dislike it, but I really enjoyed the story. In fact, this is the only Julie Klassen book that I like. Every other one I've read was boring or the characters seemed plain to me. With this book however, I was totally invested in the plot and needed to know what was going to happ
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Caz
4.5 stars

Publication date 1 Jan 2013, 28 Feb in the UK according to Amazon UK


The Tutor’s Daughter is an well-written and engaging romantic mystery set in Cornwall in the early years of the 19th Century, at a time when the Cornish coast was a haven for smugglers and “wreckers” (locals who would plunder the goods of foundering and wrecked ships, often ignoring the plight of the crew in favour of saving the cargo).

Emma Smallwood lives with her widowed father at his small boys’ school in Devonshire,
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Srta Books
Aug 19, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: agosto-2018
3,5/5 🌟 no ha sido el mejor libro que he leído por el momento de la autora...me ha faltado más misterio, más trama, más todo.
Maria
Emma Smallwood’s life suddenly changes when she decides to move to Cornwall to help her widowed father teach two sons of Sir Giles Weston and cheer his low spirits up. But after they arrive strange things begin to happen and Emma starts thinking she may be in danger. Someone sneaks in her room at night, steals her journal and leaves strange handprints on her mirror and wall. The only member of the family she is happy to see again is Phillip, the second son of the baronet who attended her father’ ...more
Beth
Klassen's latest addition did not disappoint! I loved the combination of romance, intrigue and mystery--it was perfect.

Just when I thought I knew what was coming, there would be a plot twist that totally took me by surprise. Klassen definitely excels at giving the reader just what they need to know but not too much. The supporting characters were delightfully complex and perplexing. They are all hiding secrets, both malicious and benign, and figuring out who is hiding what kept me turning the pa
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Renee
Nov 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm so glad that the first book I read in 2013 was a Julie Klassen book. Her books are always so well written with intriguing settings and characters reminiscent of the classic romances. As was the case with her previous novels this starts out slowly but continually builds so much so that you can't put it down! At first I was bit worried that this was going to be too much of a Jane Eyre copycat with a mysterious "ghost" at Weston manor causing all sorts of mischief but I was genuinely surprised ...more
Cintia
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Bethany
Out of all six of Julie Klassen's books, I've read four, and by far, The Tutor's Daughter was for SURE my very favorite and the most clean of the ones I've read. I was very impressed with it and thoroughly enjoyed every page! Some of Julie's other books were for older girls as they had some mature content that I really didn't care for, but this book pleasantly surprised me in the fact that it was very clean. I especially appreciated how the romance level was very low, and how the author chose to ...more
Tandie
This was an enjoyable gothic romance, excellent narrator.
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Definitely Christian fiction, but neither preachy or over the top. Very good MCs & supporting cast. Warm & fuzzy.
Tammie
Emma Smallwood agrees to travel with her father to the distant Cornwall coast when his academy fails. A baronet whose two older sons attended the academy has hired Emma's father to tutor his two younger sons at their manor there. But after they arrive at the manor some mysterious things begin to happen.

The baronet's two older sons, Phillip and Henry, who used to attend her father's academy, both remembered Emma as an awkward young girl, but she is very different now that she's all grown up and o
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Mary Kay
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Surely in her Minnesota hometown, Julie Klassen must spend time fishing ~ for in The Tutor’s Daughter she set the hook on page one and steadily reeled me deeper as the story unfurled. [Though, truly I was captured by the cover first.] I easily engaged with sweet, intelligent Emma Smallwood and empathized as she endured loss and navigated disconcerting changes to the predictable, comfortable life her father made for the two of them after Emma’s mother died.

When a changing economic situation force
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Kathy * Bookworm Nation
3.5

I’ve really enjoyed Ms. Klassen’s books and have been looking forward to this one coming out. Don’t you just love that cover? I thought this had a nice plot, Emma Smallwood works with her dad at his academy for boys. It’s a small establishment that is run out of their home. Her father receives an offer to become a personal tutor to a set of twins and wanting a change of pace he accepts. He and Emma pack up and move to Cornwall. Her father used to teach the twins’ older brothers, one of which
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Koki
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ešte-raz, dobrota
Do rúk sa mi dostal ďalší román od Julie Klassen. Opäť je plný romantických momentov, záhad a v čitateľovi vyvoláva rôzne otázky. Knihu často prirovnávajú k Jane Eyreovej. Značnou mierou k tomu prispieva veľké rodinné tajomstvo, kedy Emma počuje uprostred noci hudbu, či nachádza rôzne - od romantických až po výhražné - odkazy vo svojej izbe. Tu sa však všetka podobnosť s touto knihou našťastie končí. A my môžeme sledovať iný, nemenej pútavý, príbeh.

Emma je veľmi sympatickou hrdinkou. Obyčajné, j
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Kristy Drážovská
Sep 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Toto bolo niečo úžasné... Už dlho ma to lákalo, pretože by to mala byť kniha na spôsob dajme tomu Jany Eyrovej. Proste klasika. Je to síce napísané v dnešnej dobe, ale autorka to prostredie vystihla tak dokonale, že ani na chvíľu nezapochybujete, že je to z Viktoriánskeho obdobia. Prostredie, postavy všetko bolo úplne dokonalé! Je mi ľúto, že táto kniha a autorka nie je až taká známa, pretože jej tvorba je niečo úžasné a určite si prečítam aj jej ďalšiu knihu. Odporúčam každému.
Rachel Brand
GENRE: HISTORICAL ROMANCE
PUBLISHER: BETHANY HOUSE
PUBLICATION DATE: JANUARY 01, 2013
RATING: 4 OUT OF 5 – VERY GOOD

PROS: Compelling storyline; fascinating details about Cornwall; plot twists make the novel hard to put down; spiritual conflict handled well; secondary characters are all well-developed

CONS: Never felt terribly connected to Emma and only witnessed true character growth at the end of the novel; Emma’s spiritual issues were a bit predictable

Emma Smallwood has grown up in her father’s ac
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J.T. IV
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: regency, romance
Great job by Ms. Klassen again. This is her version of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abby. A little bit Gothic in nature, but only a little bit. Emma Smallwood must determine who is behind all the secretive dark acts in the manor and who she can trust and who she can’t. The male lead (don’t want to give away too much) that Miss Smallwood ends up being drawn too is a wonderfully weaved character as well. If you are a fan of Regency period books, and you like just a little bit of spookiness, I think yo ...more
Marta Fernández
Para dejar las cosas claras desde el principio os adelanto que «La hija del tutor» es mi mejor lectura de este año, me ha gustado tanto que pronto volveré a releerla. Ya conocía a la autora gracias a Libros de Seda con «La institutriz silenciosa», novela que me encantó aunque creo que «La hija del tutor» la supera, siendo una historia más completa.

Emma es una joven que siempre ha vivido rodeada de niños en un internado, a medida que pasan los años ayuda a su padre en su ardua tarea como tutor, a
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Wanda
I was swept into early 19th Century England with the author's beautiful descriptive writing and the flowing dialogue. Emma Smallwood and her father leave Longstaple and their boarding school and failing academy for Ebbington Manor on the Cornwall Coast. It is there that Mr Smallwood is hired to tutor the two youngest Weston boys, Julian and Rowan. Ebbington Manor is laced with secrets and has a little bit of mystery with many complexities developing throughout.

The Tutor's Daughter is filled wit
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Linda Hart
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this beautifully written Regency era romance/mystery novel. Reminiscent of Jane Eyre, there appears to be a mysterious stranger (a mad woman in the attic?) who is prone to wandering around late at night. That mystery is solved about halfway through the book but there are many more sinister goings-on which kept me anxiously turning the pages. The character development is excellent--believable and consistent. The various plot threads, with plenty of unexpected twists, are skilfull ...more
Shantelle
I immensely adored this book. The name Julie Klassen has become a name that makes me smile and sigh because I love her books so much; they are indeed treasures. –Well-written, very informative, unforgettable stories… The Tutor’s Daughter was no exception. I must say, if you haven’t read any of Julie Klassen’s novels, you are missing out.

Love the Regency era? Love heart-melting romance? Complicated, unique storylines? Intricate suspense? Startling revelations? These make up Julie’s books.

The Tuto
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Jackie
Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
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AnaCembo
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No conocía a Julie Klassen pero, como amante de este género, debo admitir que se nota que ambas somos grandes fans de Austen y Brönte.

Lo que más agradecí al leer la hija del tutor fue encontrarme con una protagonista bien cultivada y que considera a sus libros como el bien más preciado de su casa... Lo que se traduce en un baúl enorme, y muy pesado, cuando ha de mudarse con su padre a una mansión en la que este dará clases a unos nuevos pupilos.

Allí Emma Smallwood se topará con el que viene a se
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Loraine
With a taste of Jane Austen and Daphne DuMaurier, The Tutor's Daughter is filled with intriguing characters, snippets of danger and romance. This is my second book by Julie Klassen and I look forward to reading more.
Shannon
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such a charming book! This book had it all - romance, mystery, and even peril! There were so many unexpected surprises and mysteries throughout the story that I couldn't unravel until after the climax of the story - it was that good. And the ending was...*swoon* perfection!!!
Diane Estrella
Jul 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Note to potential readers.... DO NOT read the "Author's Note" at the end of the book first. It reveals a major secret in the book that you will not want spoiled!
Ivana
Apr 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Pomerne jednoduchý historický ľúbostný román a nádychom tajomnosti v trochu austenovskom duchu (za mňa ale oveľa menej otravný :-)).
Emma Smallwoodová prichádza s otcom na rozľahlé panstvo, kde má pomáhať učiť dvoch najmladších synov baroneta Westona. Dvoch starších synov už pozná z predošlého pobytu v ich škole - kým s mladším Phillipom boli priatelia, s Henrym Westonom nevykročili po ceste vzájomného porozumenia. A práve Henry je teraz akousi hlavou rodinného sídla...

Jemne naivné, predvídateľné
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Dyanna
Oct 13, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actually rating 3.5 stars

"In the end the myth didn’t matter. What mattered in reality was a person’s character, what he did with the life and abilities God had given him, and his daily choice to act honorably despite the selfish tendencies and weaknesses shared by all humans."


This is my second book I read written by Julie Klassen but compared to Lady Maybe it was less intense.

If in Lady Maybe each page was read with very much interest and eager, The Tutor's Daughter did not bring me the same
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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. Three of her books, The Silent Governess, The Girl in the Gatehouse, and The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, have won the Christy Award for Historical Romance. She has also won the Midwest Book Award, the Minnesota Book Award, and ...more
“We all of us die, Miss Smallwood,' he interrupted. 'But we don't all of us make our lives count for something. How much better to die saving another soul than to stand safe on shore and do nothing while others perish?” 18 likes
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