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Caught by Surprise
by Jen Turano
From the back cover:
After years of hiding her true nature, Miss Temperance Flowerdew is finally enjoying freedom outside of the shadow of her relations, so the last thing she expected on her way to work was to be grabbed off the street by a stranger and put on a train bound for Chicago.
When Mr. Gilbert Cavendish is called upon to rescue a missing woman, he follows the trail to Chicago only to discover that the woman is his good friend, Temperance. Before they can discover who was behind her abduction, they’re spotted alone together by a New York society matron, putting their reputations at risk.
Even though Gilbert is willing to propose marriage, Temperance is determined not to lose her newfound independence. But when the misunderstanding in Chicago escalates into a threat on her life, accepting Gilbert’s help in solving the mystery may lead to more than she ever could have dreamed.
About the author:
Jen Turano is a USA Today Bestselling author, known for her quirky characters and amusing story lines. Her novel, After a Fashion, was a Reviewer’s Choice finalist with RT, as well as being named a top ten romance of 2015 from Booklist. Her book, A Most Peculiar Circumstance, was chosen as a top ten romance by Booklist in 2013, and Booklist has called her “One of the funniest voices in the inspirational genre.” When she’s not writing, Jen spends her time outside of Denver, CO. She can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jenturanoauthor/ or visit her on the web at www.jenturano.com.
Some of the best light-hearted fun!
Earlier in the Apart From the Crowd series, we met a very quiet Miss Temperance. However, circumstances have changed and she has found her true self again, much to the delight of her childhood friend, Gilbert. Trouble seems to cling to Temperance, and the crazy situations she finds herself in will keep you laughing throughout the story.
The cast of characters in this series contributes to the humor with their sometimes outlandish ideas and behaviors. You won’t find morose or plain characters in this bunch!
While Caught by Surprise may be able to stand alone, there are enough references to previous characters and their stories that you’ll likely want to read these books in order. All three are fun and certainly worth reading.
If you need something light and entertaining, you won’t go wrong with Caught by Surprise (or the entire Apart From the Crowd series). Step back to the Gilded Age and meet the wallflowers of society — who may not be as overlooked as they first seem!
(I received a complimentary copy of this novel. The thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.)