Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Book Review - The Tutor's Daughter

This was a cute little story about Emma Smallwood, daughter of the local tutor. Emma and her father run the local academy for young men, The Smallwood Academy.  When they have said goodbye to their last student, Emma takes it upon herself to find new students.  Her quest takes them away from their home and to the cliff-top manor in Cornwall. 

The story centers around Emma and her need to figure out how to accept that her mother's death was not punishment from God, and to believe once again in her magnificent creator.  Emma fears being labeled an "old maid" in her old age of 21.  She realizes in the end that love and forgiveness are our ultimate goals as well as prize in life.

The only criticism of the book was when the "mystery" brother was introduced.  I really felt like it was not a fully developed plot in the story and was thrown in as an afterthought, to bring more intrigue into the story.  

The little romantic scenes as well as the tiniest bit of mystery left this a very satisfying read. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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