Books by Julie Klassen

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The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill

I've never read Julie Klassen before but know her by reputation - several of her inspirational romances have received good grades here at AAR. Therefore it pains me to say this, but her latest book is a predictable and meandering affair punctuated by plot holes that repeatedly took me out of the sto ...

B-
Lady Maybe

I had a real grading conundrum with Lady Maybe. On the one hand Ms. Klassen is an experienced wordsmith with smooth prose whose twisting, turning plot kept me eagerly engaged in the tale. On the other hand some of the twists and turns came across as more than a little melodramatic. I kept thinking ...

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The Dancing Master

There’s an old saying that tells us the road to hell is paved with good intentions. But you don’t need to go to that dark destination to realize that good intentions combined with bad actions can have devastating consequences. Regency pride and false morality make this tale about the sins of the ...

B
The Tutor's Daughter

The Tutor’s Daughter is largely inspired by Jane Austen. Her actual life, that is, as opposed to her works, although I am sure that they had some influence as well. It is an interesting look at one possible turn Jane’s life could have taken if she had been a teacher rather than a writer. Miss ...

B-
Lady of Milkweed Manor

Lady of Milkweed Manor is a debut book for new author Julie Klassen. It's a sweet story and a promising start. A vicar’s daughter from a small English town, Charlotte Lamb is kicked out of her house and cut off from her family when she commits the ultimate societal sin: Becoming ...