After a Fashion by Jen Turnao

9780764212758

 

About

Miss Harriet Peabody dreams of the day she can open up a shop selling refashioned gowns to independent working women like herself. Unfortunately, when an errand for her millinery shop job goes sadly awry due to a difficult customer, she finds herself out of an income.

Mr. Oliver Addleshaw is on the verge of his biggest business deal yet when he learns his potential partner prefers to deal with men who are settled down and wed. When Oliver witnesses his ex not-quite-fiance cause the hapless Harriet to lose her job, he tries to make it up to her by enlisting her help in making a good impression on his business partner.

Harriet quickly finds her love of fashion can’t make her fashionable. She’ll never truly fit into Oliver’s world, but just as she’s ready to call off the fake relationship, fancy dinners, and elegant balls, a threat from her past forces both Oliver and Harriet to discover that love can come in the most surprising packages.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

I enjoy everything Jen Turano writes but this one took me a while to get into. There was a bit too much going back and forth in the beginning that I skipped through some of it. Bit for me, it gets better and I had fun reading and laughing like usually with one if Jen’s books.

I enjoyed following Harriet and Oliver, they are so different, they come from completely different worlds, yet they are able to be quite entertaining to say the least. I enjoyed seeing Harriet’s personality, and they fact that she has such a caring heart is Heartwarming in itself. The characters developed nicely as the story unfolds. Overall I really enjoyed this story and and always looking for the next Jen Turano story!

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


Endorsements

I love Jen Turano’s books. She has a way of keeping me turning the pages and wishing there were more when the book is done. She’s a fantastic storyteller and I look forward to her next book!

Tracie Peterson


THE AUTHOR

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Jen Turano

Named one of the funniest voices in inspirational romance by BooklistJen Turano is a USA Today bestselling author, known for penning quirky historical romances set in the Gilded Age. Her books have earned Publishers Weekly and…

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Reviews

Incorporating a bit of mayhem, a modicum of charm, and a dash of skullduggery into Harriet and Oliver’s love story, Turano creates an engaging tale with a delightfully unexpected twist at the end.

Publishers Weekly

Extremely fast-paced and humorous, Turnao’s latest will please old fans and should make some new ones. A fun romance and some great twists. . . . What a delightful tale!

RT Book Reviews Top Pick

Witty dialogue, slapstick situations, crazy misunderstandings, and an oddball cast of secondary characters, including a notorious actress and a young woman who is dictionary-challenged, add to the fun of this uproarious story. Turano continues to be one of the funniest voices in the inspirational genre, and her spunky heroines will appeal to readers across the romance spectrum.

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