Sunday, March 3, 2013
Emma writes a letter to a former patron of her father's school in hopes of acquiring his two youngest sons as pupils. Her father has fallen into a sort of depression after the death of his wife and Emma hopes to help with some new students. But the letter that arrives will completely change the course of both of their lives. Emma and her father soon find themselves living with a very strange family tutoring twin boys. Can Emma learn to trust God with their circumstances or will she loose everything she holds dear to her?
I've read several books by Klassen and each time I find myself up late at night reading because I don't want to put the book down. I enjoy the historical settings, the romance, and the Christian influence. But mostly I enjoy Klassen's style of writing. She is able to write with such feeling that I feel as if I am living the story instead of reading about it. I can feel the wind and taste the salt of the ocean. I feel Emma's fear when she senses someone in her room and the draftiness of the hallway as she tries to find the source of the noises. I can say without a doubt that Julie Klassen is now one of my favorite authors.
I received this book free of charge from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.