Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Julie Klassen’s “The Dancing Master” giveaway and “All Things Jane” webcast 1/23!

Enter Today - 1/6 - 1/23!
Julie Klassen The Dancing Master
Best-selling author Julie Klassen will be hosting a Kindle Fire HDX giveaway and a live webcast event (1/23) to celebrate the release of her latest novel, The Dancing Master. Enter and RSVP today!

  One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on January 23rd. Winner will be announced at the "All Things Jane (from Austen to Eyre)" Live Webcast Event on January 23rd. Connect with Julie for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Julie will also be taking questions from the audience and giving away books, Jane Austen DVDs, fun "Jane" merchandise, and gift certificates throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of The Dancing Master and join Julie and friends on the evening of January 23rd for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by signing up for a reminder. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 23rd!

Book Info
About the 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?

Filled with mystery and romance, The Dancing Master brings to life the intriguing profession of those who taught essential social graces for ladies and gentlemen hoping to make a "good match" in Regency England.

Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/s7Yl1

About the author: Julie Klassen loves all things Jane---Jane Eyre and Jane Austen. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Julie worked in publishing for sixteen years and now writes full time. She is a three-time Christy Award winner and a 2010 Midwest Book Award winner for Genre Fiction. Julie and her husband have two sons and live in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota.

Learn more about Julie at: http://julieklassen.com

My Review:
Julie Klassen's latest novel, "The Dancing Master," is beautifully written and filled with characters you cannot help but fall in love with.  Alec is the man of the home now and is forced to make some decisions that change his family's life, including moving.  However, he learns that dancing is prohibited in his new town and that is Alec's profession.  Julia's family has had their share of sorrow and she is trying to get out from under her mother's control and wants her own freedom.  When Alec arrives in town, Julia of course tries to befriend him. There are secrets and issues in the past of these two; will they cause a barrier or will love prevail?
This story is so well written, it flows nicely and the friendship is developed well between Alec and Julia. The romance in this book is sweet and the mystery adds a nice touch as well as it will keep you reading and completely engrossed in the story and in the characters' lives.  I have enjoyed all of Julie's books and she brings this time period to life and I love the escape while reading!

To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!

*Thanks to LItfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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