Wednesday, October 1, 2014
On My Nightstand - The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen
Alec Valcourt, his mother, and sister move from London to Devonshire after a major setback in their fortunes. As a dancing and fencing master, he's distressed to learn that his chosen profession is prohibited in the village of Beaworthy.
Julia Midwinter, restless and longing for the love of her father, wants nothing more than to escape the confines of Buckleigh Manor and her overprotective mother. The new man in town intrigues her, but he's far below her station in life.
Both discover the loyalty of friends and the value of truth. Julie Klassen creates another Regency Romance that will tug at your heart. Her attention to detail from the period costumes and dances to the local customs add a richness to her books that I appreciate as a reader.
Although I'm not a Jane Austen devotee, Julie Klassen may just convert me!
Disclaimer: Neither the author nor the publisher requested this review or gave me any payment for it. I received the book as a gift from a friend.
Writers and Readers: Did you enjoy Jane Austen's books? Reading them in high school was an ordeal for me, but I'm thinking about re-visiting them. What do you suggest I add to my reading list?