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A Talent for Trouble (The Ladies of Distinction, Book 3) by Jen Turano (5 Stars)

Delightful Romance with a Little Mystery & Suspense (5 Stars)


A Talent for Trouble (The Ladies of Distinction, Book 3) by Jen Turano (Bethany House)

Felicia Murdock’s middle name is “trouble”, make that with a capital “T”!  She is the most delightful young woman who was in Book 2, A Most Peculiar Circumstance, and now she is center stage in this book, completely run-a-muck!

She has shed her rather flashy wardrobe and settled down to more stylish clothing, and that has brought her much more attention from the gentlemen.  But the only gentleman she can’t seem to get her mind off of, is Grayson Sumner (Lord Sefton).  He wants nothing to do with women nor marriage, his past has plummeted him with deep regrets and guilt and he can’t seem to get past them.  Then along comes Felicia!  A most troublesome woman, who can aggravate him and amuse him at the same time.  The adventures they, along with some friends and family, get into are sometime so funny you laugh out loud and then sometimes quite suspenseful.

You will quite frequently find yourself laughing at the circumstances that Felicia seems to get involved in and then you’ll find yourself on the edge of your seat wondering how they can possibly escape some very dangerous trouble.

I promise, that if you love a great historical, most times amusing, and sometimes a bit suspenseful read, you’ll love this book.  I was told that this series can be read as stand-alone books, but since the major characters carry over into the next book as secondary characters with backgrounds of their own, I recommend you read this series in order.  I have read Books 2 & 3…and now I’ve got to read Book 1.  And I can’t wait!!!  Yes, I did what I’m telling you not to do, but when I started I didn’t realize it was a series.  But each story is wonderful.  Jen Turano is now one of my favorite authors and I will read anything she writes without even looking at the description…I know that she cannot possibly write a bad book!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers for my honest opinion and did not receive any compensation for a favorable review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Let’s meet Jen: 


Jen grew up in the small town of St. Clairsville, Ohio, where she spent an idyllic childhood riding her purple spider bike, ice-skating on a little pond and reading Nancy Drew and Trixie Beldon books in her tree house. High School was, surprisingly enough, fabulous as Jen spent time with her girlfriends. She headed off to college with no idea of what she wanted to be when she grew up, but settled on pursuing a career in fashion because she thought it sounded glamorous. Her parents thought she’d lost her mind, but they resigned themselves to her choice and after earning a BA degree in Clothing and Textiles, Jen set off to take the fashion world by storm, only to discover retail was certainly not the glamorous career she’d imagined it would be. She moved to Buffalo, New York to take a job in the buying office of a large department store, learning all there was to know about cookware, which again, was hardly glamorous, especially to a girl who did not have a knack for cooking. She met her future husband, Al, a few months after taking this job and eight months later, they were married. After moving into management at another department store and working that for a few years, the company went out of business and Jen decided she’d had enough. One year later her son was born and Jen hung up her heels for good and concentrated on being a mom.

She began dabbling in writing when her son, then in elementary school, said he liked her made up stories as much as those in his books. It was then that she  fired up the computer and never looked back.

Jen loves to write humorous stories with quirky characters and a dash of intrigue and finds historical romances especially appealing, seeing as how she’s been reading them since she was a teenager. Her mother gave her a copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss, The Flame and the Flower, and Jen was hooked on the genre. When not reading romance, she loves to read mysteries, young adult and her favorite series of all time, Harry Potter.

Besides writing, Jen enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano (5 Stars)

Funny, Delightful, Romantic Suspense (5 Stars)

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A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano

Beautiful, strong-willed Arabella Beckett has landed herself in jail!  Of course, it was all an innocent mistake, but jail nonetheless.  She has been traveling across the country speaking at women’s suffrage conferences, and she was delayed by an unexpected side trip.  Her family back home was very concerned, so they got their son’s friend, and famous private detective, Theodore Wilder, to go on a search for her.  It took him quite a while and when he did find her they butted heads quite frequently.  It was so comical reading about all their conversations and sometimes, lack there of, and then there was all the other trouble that Arabella kept getting into!  It was driving Theodore crazy!

Arabella was intent on helping women get their rights and helping them improve their lives, only later did she realize as she was sitting in jail again, that her attempts were totally off base.  She was accused of being judgmental and that hurt and brought her back to God asking for His help in changing and truly helping the women that needed it most.  Of course, she has a crew of men out to do her harm and it’s almost more than Theodore can do to keep tabs on her while trying to track down the criminals.  I’ll not say anymore, other than you’ll love this book!

This is wonderful mixture of several genres that the author brought together beautifully.  It’s historical, suspenseful, romantic, and funny!  I can’t wait to read other books by this author.  Make sure you click on the authors name underneath the book cover and you’ll be directed to her website.  It’s full of great info and you can read her bio.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from The Book Club Network and Bethany House Publishers for my honest opinion and did not receive any compensation for a favorable review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Jen Turano Giveaway: 9-16 September 2013

Great giveaway from booklovers1.wordpress.com. This is a fantastic book, A Most Peculiar Circumstance! Make sure you go to the bottom of her post and click on the link to read the great interview with Jen Turano.


I am super thrilled to have my first giveaway being one of Jen Turano’s books: A Most Peculiar Circumstance orA Change of Furtune – The winner’s choice!!!

Firstly, however, I just wish to say a big THANKYOU to Jen for generously donating the signed copy of either book. I certainly don’t know how to thank you enough!!!

Giveaway Rules:
1. You MUST be a US resident (really appologise to anyone who isn’t)
2. Must follow my blog: Booklovers1 (only so no-one takes advantage of this offer and so that it is fair for the people already following me!!)
3. Leave a comment at the end of THIS post.. One entry per person.
4. DO NOT include your personal mailing address in your comment for security reasons.
5. If we do not hear back from you in 5 days, we will draw another winner.
6. Please allow 2-3 weeks for…

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