Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen

About the Book
Finding himself the man of the family, London dancing master Alec Valcourt moves his mother and sister to remote Devonshire, hoping to start over. But he is stunned to learn the village matriarch has prohibited all dancing, for reasons buried deep in her past.
Alec finds an unlikely ally in the matriarch's daughter. Though he's initially wary of Julia Midwinter's reckless flirtation, he comes to realize her bold exterior disguises a vulnerable soul---and hidden sorrows of her own.
Julia is quickly attracted to the handsome dancing master---a man her mother would never approve of---but she cannot imagine why Mr. Valcourt would leave London, or why he evades questions about his past. With Alec's help, can Julia uncover old secrets and restore life to her somber village . . . and to her mother's tattered heart?
Filled with mystery and romance, The Dancing Master brings to life the intriguing profession of those who taught essential social graces for ladies and gentlemen hoping to make a "good match" in Regency England.

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My Thoughts
Well this was definitely another Julie Klassen masterpiece! Am I surprised? No. Am I happy? Yes!
I love how this author knows how to give you just enough information to keep you reading but not enough so that you figure it all out! I was constantly kept guessing as to what exactly was going on and I liked that-it's no fun when you figure out the story before the end!
I enjoyed all of the characters even Lady Amelia who was technically the “bad” person wasn't so bad once you got her side of the story.  Alec and Julia were great but it was the secondary characters who stood out to me more!
I loved the look into the world of dancing that this book gave and it was fun to imagine it all in my head. I was completely transported to a different place in time and it was awesome! All Julie Klassen fans will in enjoy this newest installment and new readers will love it too!

Meet the Author
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. She is a three-time Christy Award winner and a 2010 Midwest Book Award winner for Genre Fiction. Julie and her husband have two sons and live in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota.
Learn more about Julie at: http://julieklassen.com

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by signing up for a reminder. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 23rd!


Jojos Corner said...

I agree!!! Loved this book sooo much:))) great review

Abbi Hart said...


Janka H. said...

What a lovely review ! I haven´t read any of Julie Klassen, but probably I should give it a try !

Abbi Hart said...

Janka-Thank you! Yes her books are amazing and you should definitely check them out!

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