Monday, October 7, 2013

A Talent For Trouble By Jen Turano Book Review

/ / A Talent For Trouble / /

/ / A Novel By Jen Turano / /

{Review By Madi}
Book Title: A Talent For Trouble
Author: Jen Turano
Source: Bethany House Publishers
Number Of Pages: 346
ISBN: 978-0-7642-1126-3
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Year Of Publication: 2013
Madi's Rating: 4 Out Of 5 Stars
/ / Book Description / /
Miss Felicia Murdock firmly believed her destiny was to become a minister's wife. When the minister on whom she had set her sights marries another lady, Felicia is forced to take a close look at her life and comes to a few uncomfortable conclusions. Determined that something needs to change--and soon--Felicia discovers she is finally ready to spread her wings and embrace life the way she's always wanted.

Grayson Sumner--or Lord Sefton, as he's officially known--has had more than enough of spreading his wings and only hopes to settle into the life of a normal, respectable New York gentleman. Prompted by some well-meaning friends to lift the spirits of the disappointed-in-love Miss Murdock, he is surprised to encounter a young lady who seems to have become quite adventurous and quite determined to get herself into all sorts of troublesome situations.

Intent on remaining independent, Felicia is reluctant to accept Grayson's help, especially as she finds herself developing feelings for him. However, just as Grayson decides he's had quite enough of her antics, his past comes back to haunt him and his presence in her life has endangered Felicia. Will Grayson and Felicia decide they want to spend the rest of their lives keeping one another out of trouble?
/ / Madi's Book Review / /
Felicia Murdock has had a bit of an infatuation over her minister for four long years, so when he marries someone else she feels entitled to a bit of a pity party. No sooner had she dramatically thrown herself onto her bed then her mother walked into her room and announced that she had arranged for a very eligible bachelor to escort her to dinner. Felicia was tired of her mother's matchmaking, and decided to make everything as difficult as possible for Mr. Grayson Sumner. She wore ridiculous clothes, assumed another identity for a day, called him by a name not his own, drove his horses like a wild woman, and acted deplorable in each and every way. But she still somehow charms Mr. Sumner with her social awkwardness, and he is a goner from day one. Sort of. Though they were attracted to each other, they didn't get along so well at first (Understandably). What, with Felicia (or should I say Clara?) acting like she belongs in an insane asylum and Grayson guarding his heart, these two get off to a rocky start.
Felicia figures that if she can't have the minister then she just won't get married. Why bother? She knows her mother is trying to set her up with Mr. Grayson Sumner, but she will have nothing of it. Besides, once she gets to know Grayson, she discovers that he has quite the past, and she doesn't want anything to do with him. At first.
Grayson is guarding his heart from this beautiful, vivacious woman, because he knows that he can never deserve her. When a man has a past like his he has no right to bring a woman into his troubles. He wasn't planning on her putting herself in the mix!
I really liked this book! I read a novella by this author a while back titled "Gentleman of Her Dreams", and I LOVED it. I was so excited when I heard that Jen Turano had another book out. Of course I had to have it, ;).  This novel is a page turner, that's for sure and for certain! Also, the characters were hilarious! Especially Felicia ;). I often found myself giggling while reading this novel (much to the amusement of my family). If you like historical fiction in the tiniest bit, you'll love this book. There was fighting, comic relief, suspense and so much more! I would recommend this book to any female looking for a new favorite historical fiction.
~Madi For The Literary Maidens
NOTE: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not paid to write this review and all thoughts expressed in this post are completely my own and totally unbiased.

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