The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen features Alec as a dance master in a town that does not allow dancing and Julia as the lady of the manor whose life changes through their friendship.
I will be honest with you, this book was not one of my favorite. And I will probably not re-read it. Sluggishly written at times, it was hard to get into the book until over half way through and the characters were not easy to like. The last quarter of the book does somewhat redeem itself, making the time reading the book worth it. All that said, I feel like if you like historical fiction then you will like this book. Just be aware that it does take some time for the story to take off.
**I was provided a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.