Upon my never ending search for great author's, I came across a new favorite. Although perhaps that is a bit premature considering I am only 3/4 of a way through my first novel penned by such person.
Julie Klassen is the authoress. The first words on her website hooked me! "If you love romance, English accents, Jane Eyre, or anything by Jane Austen, then you and I are soul sisters and I write for you!"
I have almost completed her second book and am not only enjoying it, but am pleasantly surprised by the feeling of authenticity from an American women residing in the St. Paul area. The romantic interest is unguessable until you are more then half way through. This is refreshing! I have observed in most novels you can surmise the end a quarter of a way through. But with this read I have delighted in the mystery of the unknown.
Klassen has written three novels. The Silent Governess, The Apothecary's Daughter and her most recent, Lady of Milkweed Manor.
If you love Austen as do I, you must dive into Klassen. I believe it will not disappoint!
Disclaimer- I am in no way associated with anyone for any kind of financial gain from this review.