Thursday, January 16, 2014

Dancing Master Book Review


 About the Book
 Leaving London, dancing master Alec Valcourt moves his mother and sister to remote Devonshire--but is stunned to discover that dancing is prohibited! He finds an unlikely ally in Miss Julia Midwinter, but her questions about his past are becoming harder to evade. Together, can they bring new life to this quiet village--and heal long-kept-secret scars?

My Review
Julie Klassen is a newer author to me, the first book of hers I read was the Tutor's Daughter. I loved that book so much that I went a read her previous books, though some better than others. I was really excited for the Dancing Master and was surprised at how thick of a book it is. I love reading about the history of dancing masters, I had no idea they existed! It's really very interesting history and Klassen does add a bit of mystery throughout the book till the end. I will say this story was not quite as clever as the Tutor's Daughter, I figured out the "mystery" fairly quickly. The main characters are likable, but at times Julie irritated me. The setting is beautiful (at least in my imagination)and the story wraps up nicely. While this is not Klassen's best work, it is a good novel. If you enjoy historical novels or Julie Klassen you will probably enjoy this read. 

"I received this book from Litfuse for free in exchange for an honest review."  

Best-selling author Julie Klassen will be hosting a Kindle Fire HDX giveaway and a live webcast event (1/23) to celebrate the release of her latest novel, The Dancing Master. Enter and RSVP today!

  One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on January 23rd. Winner will be announced at the "All Things Jane (from Austen to Eyre)" Live Webcast Event on January 23rd. Connect with Julie for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Julie will also be taking questions from the audience and giving away books, Jane Austen DVDs, fun "Jane" merchandise, and gift certificates throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of The Dancing Master and join Julie and friends on the evening of January 23rd for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

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