There are no new students waiting to attend the Smallwood Academy. Finances are low and Mr. Smallwood does not have much interest in anything since the death of his wife. Hoping to raise her depressed father’s spirits, Emma Smallwood encourages her father to take a temporary tutoring position in the home of two former students. Unfortunately, the tutor and his daughter are not as welcome in the home as they were led to believe. And although Emma looks forward to the possibility of renewing the acquaintance of her school girl crush, she loathes the idea spending time in the same house as his pestering older brother.
This is an entirely enjoyable story that runs along the gothic story telling lines; complete with plenty of mystery, romance, and danger. The visual descriptions are stunning. It is totally worth the time to read it!To read the first two chapters of this novel--click here--or on the title above! To visit Julie Klassen's website--click here--or visit her Facebook page!
I received this book free of charge from Bethany House Publishers through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.