Klassen has penned a story of the scandalous collision of two families with a stupendous cast of characters. Her work appeals to all who seek a riveting Regency romance.

London dancing master Alec Valcourt takes his family to live in the small village of Devonshire. Once there, he learns that the town matriarch does not allow dancing. Alec’s arrival means a new friend for Julia, the matriarch’s daughter who wishes to learn to dance, but it also threatens the secrecy behind the matriarch’s strict rules. Will the heir of Midwinter secretly learn to dance and restore the apparent chaos it brings to her village? (BETHANY HOUSE, Jan., 432 pp., $14.99)

Reviewed by: 
Lindy J. Swanson