Emma Smallwood and her father ran a small boys boarding school for a number of years. Now with the decline in enrollment it appears the school is destined to close. A letter from a former student’s father has them moving to the estate to tutor his younger sons. The older sons return home for a visit and the calm life of the estate becomes interesting. Who plays the piano late in the night? Who has been sneaking into Emma’s room during the night and leaving messages? As children, one of the older brothers had played pranks on Emma so was he the mysterious one? Then there was the question of why part of the house was declared off limits to Emma. Was there a secret the family didn’t want her to know about?
Having previously read The Girl in the Gatehouse, I wasn’t surprised when Julie introduced events that gave The Tutor’s Daughter a new twist. I enjoy Julie Klassen’s books and will gladly pick up any of them for a time of enjoyable, captivating reading.
I received this book to review for free from Bethany House.