Sunday, February 23, 2014

"The Dancing Master" by Julie Klassen

{Five thousand page reviews!!! Eeek! Thank you to every viewer of BFCG! To celebrate we may just be having another giveaway... ;) }

About this 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?”

 Series: Stand-alone

Spiritual Content- Prayers are said, Church going (One sermon is written), Scriptures are quoted.

Negative Content- Minor (historical) cussing: a ‘bigot’, a ‘witch’, a ‘frowsy’ and three ‘dash it’s; Alec tells himself to “gird up your loins”.

Sexual Content- One (pretty detailed) kiss; A baby was born out of wedlock; Alec’s father was accused of attracting one of his young students, no details were said.

-Julia Midwinter
-Alec Valcourt
                                                              P.O.V. switches between them and Lady Amelia
                                       Set in 1816 (Prologue set in 1815, Epilogue in 1818)
                                                                       419 pages

I’m so impressed by the details and back stories each character had! Each one seemed so real and like I was reading a journal from that time period. Probably best for High Schoolers and up.

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher for this review.

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