Sunday, 24 November 2013

A Talent for Trouble by Jen Turano

Back Cover: For years, Miss Felicia Murdock's every thought and action have been in pursuit of becoming a minister's wife. When the minister she'd set her sights on has other ideas, she decides something in her life needs to change - and soon - before she wastes any more time pretending to be someone she's not. If that means spreading her wings and embracing a more lively way of life, who's to say nay?

Grayson Sumner, Lord Sefton, has had his fill of spreading his wings and only hopes to settle into the life of a respectable New York gentleman. Prompted by his friends to lift the spirits of the disappointed-in-love Miss Murdock, he is surprised to encounter an adventurous young lady with an unfortunate knack for stumbling into troublesome situations.

Just as Grayson decides he's had quite enough of her antics, his past comes back to haunt him and his presence in Felicia's life endangers her. As they work together to extricate themselves from this latest complication, will Grayson and Felicia decide they want to spend the rest of their lives keeping each other out of trouble?

Review: This novel is just one laugh after another. I've had a rather tough week and this story was a wonderful escape. In one word, "A Talent for Trouble" was thoroughly entertaining. 

Felicia is eccentric, a little crazy, endearingly sweet, terrifyingly naive, and on a mission to make up for loosing four years of her life. She really is into the 'shock and awe' of scandalizing everyone in her life. She sings in a pub on Mott street of all places, lands up in a bar fight, races horses, stumbles into the world of Opium dens, petrifies with her wardrobe choices... and as if she couldn't find enough mischief on her own? Well, she hooks up with fellow rebel and female-rights-activist, Agatha of the New York Tribune, to steer herself in a whole bigger world of trouble. She's feisty, crazy, and oh-too-funny. 

This book made me laugh. I loved it. 

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from BakerBooks, a division of Baker Publishing Group"

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