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Storing Up Trouble
by Jen Turano
From the back cover:
After Miss Beatrix Waterbury suffers multiple mishaps due to her involvement with the suffrage movement, her mother decides a change of scenery is in order for her incorrigible daughter. Banished from New York, Beatrix is sent off for an extended stay with her Aunt Gladys in Chicago.
Mr. Norman Nesbit, a gentleman and a brilliant man of science devoted to his work, doesn’t have time to be distracted with members of the feminine set. When robbers descend on the train, intent on divesting him from his important research papers, Norman is thrust into Beatrix’s company when she has the audacity to interfere–leaving him no choice but to try to save her from herself.
When Beatrix’s life is put at stake after she takes employment as a salesgirl, she and Norman find themselves propelled into each other’s company again and again. With danger and intrigue dogging their every step, they become surprisingly drawn to each other–until information comes to light that threatens this relationship that’s barely had a chance to blossom.
About the author:
Named one of the funniest voices in inspirational romance by Booklist, Jen Turano is a USA Today bestselling author, known for penning quirky historical romances set in the Gilded Age. Her books have earned Publishers Weekly and Booklist starred reviews, top picks from Romantic Times, and praise from Library Journal. She’s been a finalist twice for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards and had two of her books listed in the top 100 romances of the past decade from Booklist. She and her family live outside of Denver, Colorado. Readers can find her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and at jenturano.com.
A comical conclusion to the American Heiresses series.
Beatrix may be an American heiress, but she’s headed for an experience she’ll never forget! Sent to visit her aunt in Chicago, Beatrix runs into one complication after another, all beginning with an unusual scientist by the name of Norman–whose life seems to take similar unusual turns upon meeting Beatrix.
Storing Up Trouble is a crazy series of events, coupled with characters who are equally crazy and yet lovable because of their eccentricities. While the overall story is rather predictable, Storing Up Trouble is a fun read because of its lighthearted humor.
This conclusion to the American Heiresses series can be read alone. The previous heroines do make an appearance, but their stories are independently understandable. However, you’ll want to enjoy Flights of Fancy and Diamond in the Rough, too. If you need an escape with shake-your-head humor, you’ll want to check out all three!
(I received a complimentary copy of this novel. The thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.)