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About the Book
Book: Behind the Scenes
Author: Jen Turano
Genre: Inspirational Historical Romance
Release Date: April, 2017
Miss Permilia Griswold may have been given the opportunity of a debut into New York high society, but no one warned her she wasn’t guaranteed to “take.” After spending the last six years banished to the wallflower section of the ballroom, she’s finally putting her status on the fringes of society to good use by penning anonymous society gossip columns under the pseudonym “Miss Quill.”
Mr. Asher Rutherford has managed to maintain his status as a reputable gentleman of society despite opening his own department store. While pretending it’s simply a lark to fill his time, he has quite legitimate reasons for needing to make his store the most successful in the country.
When Permilia overhears a threat against the estimable Mr. Rutherford, she’s determined to find and warn the man. Disgruntled at a first meeting that goes quite poorly and results in Asher not believing her, she decides to take matters into her own hands, never realizing she’ll end up at risk as well.
As Asher and Permilia are forced to work together and spend time away from the spotlight of society, perhaps there’s more going on behind the scenes than they ever could have anticipated. . . .
Behind the Scenes is the latest historical, romantic comedy by Jen Turano, and once again the author does not disappoint. Permilia Griswold was such a laugh out loud funny character, who is almost as peculiar as her name. Raised by her father and having spent her childhood traveling with him on his business trips, Permilia doesn’t fit in with the society that she is forced to endure- as a wallflower at that! But never fear she will certainly find ways to amuse herself… The whole cast was very endearing actually, from Permilia’s fellow wallflowers to her step family, and I certainly hope that we will read more about a certain amusing author in the next books in this series. And that leaves us with Asher Rutherford who was quite an entertaining character and I appreciated his efforts to always be gallant and gentlemanly, as well as his struggle to become a dangerous gentleman. The mystery certainly had a twist and I was kept guessing till the end.
This story has elements of Cinderella woven in which I found very interesting seeing as I am always one for a fairy tale retelling. Add in the comedy, and that it was written by one of my favorite authors and this was a solid ‘yes please’. With an attention to historical detail, engaging characters, and hilarious scenes this book is definitely one of my favorites from this author.
I received a copy of this book for free. I was not required to give a positive review and all the views and opinions expressed are my own.
Reviewed by Nicki
About the Author
Jen Turano, author of nine books and two novellas, is a graduate of the University of Akron with a degree in clothing and textiles. She is a member of ACFW and lives in a suburb of Denver, Colorado. Visit her website at www.jenturano.com.
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