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Diamond in the Rough
by Jen Turano
From the back cover:
When Miss Poppy Garrison accepts her grandmother’s offer of financial help for her family in exchange for Poppy joining the New York social Season, she quickly realizes she is far less equipped to mingle with the New York Four Hundred than even she knew. As she becomes embroiled in one hilarious fiasco after another, becoming the diamond of the first water her grandmother longs her to be looks more impossible by the day.
Reginald Blackburn, second son of a duke, is in New York to help his cousin find an American heiress who can help save his family’s estate. But when his very proper British manners lead Poppy’s grandmother to request he teach etiquette to Poppy, he quickly finds himself in for much more than he bargained for.
And while they couldn’t be more opposite, Reginald and Poppy just might find they have more to teach each other than they ever could have expected.
About the author:
Jen Turano, the USA Today bestselling author of eleven 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.
Oh my, the mishaps and mayhem! When I need a good laugh and light-hearted adventure, Jen Turano’s books come to mind. Diamond in the Rough does not disappoint when laughter is the best medicine.
Poppy just needs to become a lady able to shine in society’s spotlight. That insurmountable feat lands her in decorum lessons with Reginald, who is determined to succeed in his mission. Every event seems to find some new situation for Poppy to stumble into, though.
I enjoyed the variety of characters who joined Poppy and Reginald in Diamond in the Rough. Some were kind and well-intentioned, some manipulative, and some eccentric. From the riffraff to the elite, their unique traits made so many of them memorable.
If you enjoy historical romance with a good dose of comedy, you’ll want to read the American Heiresses series. (Diamond in the Rough is book 2 in the series, but each story can stand alone.)
I received a complimentary copy of this novel. The thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.