The Dancing Master

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The Dancing Master

By Julie Klassen

Bethany House Publishers, Paperback, 9780764210709, 424pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2014

Bestselling Regency Fiction from Award-Winning Author Julie Klassen
Finding himself the man of the family, and with no other options, London dancing master Alec Valcourt moves his mother and sister to remote Devonshire, hoping to start over. But Alec is stunned to learn the village is controlled by a wealthy widow who has prohibited all dancing, for reasons buried deep in her past.
Alec finds an unlikely ally in Miss Julia Midwinter, the widow's daughter. While initially wary of Julia's reckless flirtation, he comes to realize her bold exterior disguises a vulnerable soul--and a hidden sorrow of her own.
Julia Midwinter is instantly intrigued by the handsome dancing master--a man of whom her mother would never approve. She cannot fathom why he would leave London--or why he evades questions about his past.
Together, can Alec and Julia bring new life to this quiet village--and to one woman's hardened heart?

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. Three of her books, "The Silent Governes"s, "The Girl in the Gatehouse", and "The Maid of Fairbourne Hall", have won the Christy Award for Historical Romance. "The Secret of Pembrooke Park "was honored with the Minnesota Book Award for genre fiction. Julie has also won the Midwest Book Award and Christian Retailing's BEST Award, and has been a finalist in the Romance Writers of America's RITA Awards and ACFW's Carol Awards. Julie and her husband have two sons and live in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota. For more information, visit