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  • Sexual Tension
  • The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen
What is Miss Midwinter up to?
  • Kiss
  • The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen
The dancing master steals a kiss.
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen
Alec addresses the scandal in his past.
  • It Might Be Love
  • The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen
Julia mixes dog grooming with daydreams.
  • Declaration of Love
  • The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen
The London season turned out quite differently than expected.

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  • Sexual Tension
  • What is Miss Midwinter up to?
  • Kiss
  • The dancing master steals a kiss.
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Alec addresses the scandal in his past.
  • It Might Be Love
  • Julia mixes dog grooming with daydreams.
  • Declaration of Love
  • The London season turned out quite differently than expected.

Publisher's Summary

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.

©2013 Julie Klassen (P)2014 Recorded Books

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wonderfully narrated

I got so caught up with the story narrated so beautifully by the British accented narrator. I loved it and I highly recommend it.

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  • Jennifer
  • St. Helena, CA, United States
  • 01-06-15

Too Slow

Honestly, I love Julie Klassen's books, however, this book got off to such a slow beginning that I have never finished it. Sorry. I shouldn't write a review on something I haven't completed, but I didn't think the beginnings of this plot held up to what I expect from the author. I would recommend every Klassen book I've read or listened to before this one -- but would suggest a different title if you want a more gripping storyline.

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Excellent Plot

Dancing master Alec Valcourt runs from the gossip and shame of his father's bad behavior to hide in the little village of Beaworthy. There God introduces Alex to one young woman. , whose restless heart"yearns to beloved. Excellent plot. Well crafted writing and fairly well done narration. PG13 content.

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Clean romance

good story that is clean. romantic but not descriptive. The story builds nicely and leaves you with several surprises that tie things together nicely.

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