Book Review of The Tutor's Daughter

The Tutor's Daughter
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Age Appropriate For: Ages 12 + (for reading level, romance, and some mild scary scenes)

Best for Ages: Ages 18 and up

I had heard mixed reviews about Julie Klassens books. Although every one of my friends said they were well written, one of my friends had told me that she often throws one or two scenes in that diminished the enjoyment of the book. When I was offered a copy of The Tutors Daughter to review, I decided to check her out for myself.

It didnt take me long to realize that my friends were right; this woman knows how to write. Her style is excellent and she know how to weave historical details seamlessly into her stories. She also is just a solid story teller. I was captivated.

Klassen also is very good at making you feel the mood. She made me feel listless, happiness, joy, sorrow, and uncomfortable. She had several points in the book where she gave it just the right creep factor; enough to make you feel uncomfortable, without making you scared to go to sleep.

The characters themselves were well developed and very believable. I dont think there was one flat character in the whole bunch. That is saying a lot about her talent. Not many authors, no matter how good, can pull that off.

There was only one point where she really disappointed me, and that was her faith message. I felt like she built up to a great spiritual moment in her book but that moment never happened. It made me feel as if I was missing a page or two from the book

I highly recommend this to those who like period dramas, Jane Austen, historical fiction, or even just incredibly well written stories.

I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are entirely my own.