Emma Smallwood's father has his own boarding school that helps them to keep afloat financially. But when they fail to get any students to come for the current school year, Emma decides to take matters into her own hands and write a former client, Sir Giles Weston, who had two school age boys. Since he had already sent two of his sons to the Smallwood's school, Emma did not think it too rash to ask about the other two. When a letter finally arrives asking the Smallwoods to come stay at Sir Giles Weston's Manor and tutor the boys there, Emma questions whether this is a wise decision or not. Her father, on the other hand, thinks this will be a great change for them. After arriving at Ebbington Manor, Emma realizes that there are mysterious things going on at this house and secrets being kept. And besides all of the mystery happening, the handsome Phillip Weston she met long ago at her father's boarding school is there and still as handsome as ever.
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Julie Klassen has become my new favorite author! I absolutely loved this book. The way she sets the scene makes you feel like your right there with the characters and her story line is very believable. The setting of this book is in the year 1817. I think this time period is fun to read about and imagine what it would of been like to live back then. I've learned a lot about the history of this time period by reading her historical fiction books. This book is full of mysterious piano playing at night, people keeping secrets and of course, romance. If your looking for a book that is reminiscent of Jane Eyre and Jane Austen, then pick up this book. You won't be disappointed!
You can read my other review of her book Maid of Fairbourne Hall here.
**I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.