Thursday, January 9, 2014

Litfuse Review: The Dancing Master by:Julie Klassen

 The Dancing Master
About the Book:
Leaving London, dancing master Alec Valcourt moves his mother and sister to remote Devonshire--but is stunned to discover that dancing is prohibited! He finds an unlikely ally in Miss Julia Midwinter, but her questions about his past are becoming harder to evade. Together, can they bring new life to this quiet village--and heal long-kept-secret scars?

About the Author:
Three-time Christy Award winner 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 and her husband have two sons and live in St. Paul, Minnesota. Learn more at 

My Review:
 Julie's life has been quite boring and she is looking for a change maybe in the way of a new adventure. Church use to be where she would find her enjoyment but even that has gone somewhat stale. When taking her horse out for an invigorating ride she happened along a man--a virtual stranger to the area. She quickly assumed he was free for the taking but Alec is not seeing things the way Julie is at first.

 Alec had moved to Devonshire to start over--to have a fresh new life, but had no idea dancing wasn't allowed. Because of his experience in the dancing world, how is this ever going to work out? So instead of looking at all the cons of the situation, he decides to look at the possibility of a new life and all that will afford him. He meets the beautiful Julie Midwinter at church and while she is quite stunning, he could never go for a girl like that. She acts as if she can pick and choose who she wants by her side and to Alec she is a spoiled brat. He decides that maybe with her help he can find out why dancing isn't allowed here.

 This story is a little bit of a twist on a familiar movie that outlined dancing prohibition, but it is also got a lot more involved than just that.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.