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Series: A Class of Their Own #1
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Also by this author: A Most Peculiar Circumstance
Genres: Christian Historical Fiction
Published by Bethany House Publishers on March 3rd 2015
Format: eARC, Paperback
Source: NetGalley, Bethany House Bloggers
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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 without 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-fiancée causing 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, with its fancy dinners and elegant balls, but just as she's ready to call off the fake relationship a threat from her past forces both Oliver and Harriet to discover that love can come in the most surprising packages.
The first in the new ‘A Class of Their Own’ series
If you read my post about reasons to read an e-novella then you know how I first discovered Jen Turano was through a freebie that I stumbled upon and I knew immediately that I had found a new favorite author. Since then I have been delighted with all the stories in the Ladies of Distinction series and now I’m finding myself to have the same opinion of the A Class of Their Own series. Through a fluke I actually was able to read In Good Company (my review), the second in the Class of Their Own series before I finished After a Fashion and while they can easily stand on their own as independent reads, they do build the story with friend (and friendly!) characters. In November 2012, I was given the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance Best Tour Review for the first Ladies of Distinction novel and prequel from Jen Turano in A Change of Fortune and Gentlemen of Her Dreams. You might want to see that review, back here.
Every page turned entertained me with witty humor and amusing characters as well as a bit of mystery. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy more of Turano’s books title unseen and recommend them to friends. Hopefully I can express my opinions without giving too much away of the plot; however, I would love for you to know how this story is an excellent storytelling of an orphan romance. Every girl imagines if she was without parents to be a princess. Whether one falls into a pretend life of a princess, or perhaps becomes one, or perhaps discovers she is in fact a missing one… It’s a magical tale of romance, mystery, and intrigue in a fun and attractive package.
If you enjoy the time frame of novels such as this, you might find another recommendation of note in my list of early 20th century romance titles in the picture lists.
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!