Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Tutor's Daughter

Hello World,
We have had such an amazing Christmas holiday, from playing in our Christmas Eve services, to opening up gifts with the kids in the morning, to seeing family and friends :)  It is a special time for our family, and we are truly grateful for it all.  How are you all doing? 

The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen is the story of Emma Smallwood.  Emma is the daughter of a learned man who owns a small academy for society's young noblemen.  With the death of his wife he has unfortunately withdrawn from his career and his daughter.  In one last final attempt to get her Father back, Emma writes to a former family who's eldest sons had attended the academy.  With the letter comes an invitation to teach their two younger sons at their home by the Cornwell Coast.  What follows is a mystery to set any reader on their toes :)

This book is really an amazingly complex piece of work.  Ms. Klassen does an excellent job at weaving an interesting tale that has so many twist and turns that if you weren't paying attention you would soon get lost in the maze of the story.  I loved how vividly Ms. Klassen paints the pictures with her words, and the tension she uses with the characters is brilliant.  She draws the reader in with her words and then describes the characters faith walk in a very real and compelling way.  I would highly recommend this book to any fans of the Jane Austin like period as well as anyone who loves a good mystery.  So dear readers go ahead and don't wait to purchase this book.

*This book was given to me via netgalley in hopes of my honest opinion and I honestly gave it.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

This truly is a beautiful verse.  Recently I have been listening to James MacDonald's sermons on this verse, he does such an amazing job at explaining this verse word by word.  I don't think we will ever fully comprehend how much God loves us, how deeply and incredibly beautiful that love is for us.  How easy our Father made it for us to be with Him in heaven.  To have eternal life and to not die all you have to do is believe in Jesus Christ.

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