Age: 14+ Genre: Historical Fiction Quality Read: Good
The Dancing Master follows Alec Valcourt when he moves his mother and sister from London for reasons unknown to the residences of Devonshire. Alec looks to start a dancing school in Devonshire, but this hope is squashed when he discovers that the town’s matriarch, Mrs. Midwinter, has forbidden dancing. Alec, however, resolves to find a way to bring back dancing to the community with the help of Julia Midwinter, the matriarch’s flirtatious daughter. Alec and Julia both discover faults from their pasts.
Julie Klassen takes her readers on a stunning adventure. Her characters have such deep secrets that keep her audiences turning pages until the last. There is some adult content suggested in this book. It is very well written, and it allows a taste into the past of England.
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