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Julie Klassen

Julie Klassen

Julie Klassen is a fiction editor with a background in advertising. She has worked in Christian publishing for more than twelve years, in both marketing and editorial capacities. Julie is a graduate of the University of Illinois. She enjoys travel, research, books, BBC period dramas, long hikes, short naps, and coffee with friends. Julie and her husband have two sons and live in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota
Julie Klassen: For Love of Austen

Julie Klassen: For Love of Austen

(January 24, 2013)
Rel Mollet
Christy Award-winning author Julie Klassen’s long abiding love of Jane Austen novels inspires her to pen stories of love and manners, set in England in the early 1800s. “I’m drawn to the chivalry of the Regency era— men in tail coats and tall boots, ladies in beautiful gowns, and the courtly restraint of a ball where the mere brush of fingertips sparked romance.”

However, as Julie explains, there’s more to it: “On a deeper level, it was a time when being a virtuous lady or true gentleman mattered, when things [such as] evening prayers, attending church and having the vicar to dine were commonplace; therefore, including faith elements in my novels is, hopefully, natural.”

In The Tutor’s Daughter (Bethany House), Emma Smallwood accompanies her father to the Cornwall coast to tutor the young sons of a baronet only to discover secrets abound and his older sons may not be what they seem.



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