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

The following is a review of The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen. 
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 of The Dancing Master from Amazon.

About the Author

About the author: Julie Klassen loves all things Jane---Jane Eyreand 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:

     My daughters and I enjoy all things regency, especially dancing, so I thought this book would be an enjoyable read, especially since the preview hinted at mystery. Those elements combined did keep my attention. The story had a familiar feel to it, and once I compared it to Footloose, that stayed in my mind until I completed the book. Mix a whole town following one influential person's command not to dance, a handsome young newcomer trying to reintroduce dancing to the townspeople, but the time period changes it up. /i love the chivalry and the clothing of the regency period, but this book wove more details into the story that added to its authenticity. From the lady's maid to embroidered gowns and satin sashes, the period was almost visible. Though the time period was that of Jane Austen, the style was much different. The mystery intrigued the main character, a teenage daughter of the lady that the whole town seems to fear. Superstition and fear is a larger part of the novel than the Bible in this Christian fiction book. Love and grace are evident in the end, though, when everything has a ring of happily ever after.

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

Disclaimer: A copy of this book was provided for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was provided. Affiliate links are embedded.
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