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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Book Review--A TALENT FOR TROUBLE by Jen Turano

A Talent for Trouble   -     
        By: Jen Turano

As usual, Jen Turano's writing is delightfully humorous as well as romantically suspenseful. What's not to love about a rebelliously honest (well, sometimes) woman in danger of becoming a maiden aunt? That is, if she lives that long.

Felicia Murdock's plans to become a minister's wife, a role for which she had auditioned for the past years, come to naught when the minister she had in mind marries another. However, he's gracious enough to send another marriage-minded minister her way. A rather persistent one, in fact, determined to set Felicia back on the right track.

Grayson Sumner, aka Lord Sefton, is far from being a minister and not at all what Felicia is looking for. Even if he is handsome and makes her heart trip a lively jig.

When his past comes back to haunt him and endanger both of them, they are forced to join forces. And then....

And then you may buy the book from Amazon, Barnes and Nobel, or Christian Book Distributors. Or, if you love the possibility of winning free books, leave your email in a comment below by October 30 to be entered to win a copy of Jen Turano's latest book.

76 comments:

  1. This looks like a wonderfully funny book. I am looking forward to reading it. I love humor in romances. Thank you for the opportunity to win.
    Blessings
    Katrina
    eppersonkatrina@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Katrina!

      Thank you for stopping by and good luck with the drawing!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  2. This sounds like a fun read. I'm not quite clear when and where it takes place, though. Is it Regency England, which is what I've come to expect when I see the use of British titles, or is it Victorian, as the lovely purple gown suggests? One final question: what did you think of the story?

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    1. Hi Keli!

      It's set in The Gilded Age in New York City. When I first started writing romance, I wrote Regency - and just can't seem to help myself from pulling those delightful aristocrats into some of my stories:) Thanks for stopping by and good luck with the drawing!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  3. I have the second book but haven't been able to read it just yet! I'm hoping to read it soon because she sounds hilarious! Thank you for giving us a chance to win her novel!
    sylvesternator(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi Laura,

      Great to see you here and I do hope you enjoy A Most Peculiar Circumstance. I have a huge pile of books waiting to be read as well, but I'm in the midst of an edit so just can't seem to find the time to read at the moment. Good luck with the drawing!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen

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  4. Looks like a must read. momtr3@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Bonnie,

      Thank you for stopping by and good luck with the drawing.

      Hope you have a great week.

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  5. I loved this book!!!!! The laughter along with the suspense was a perfect combo! Just love those sassy high society gals!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Kimberly! I love sassy gals as well:)

      Have a fabulous week!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  6. thanks for this lovely post and giveaway which sounds special. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Good luck with the drawing and thank you so much for leaving a comment:)

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  7. A Talent For Trouble sounds thrilling(and utterly hilarious)! Just the cover itself is enough to make me grin with glee..I cannot wait to read it!! Thank you for the giveaway.

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    1. Hi Julianna,

      This is one of my favorite covers. I love purple and I think the model is simply gorgeous! Thanks for leaving a comment and good luck with the drawing.

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  8. I am currently reading A Change of Fortune and love it! I would love to win this book.

    wwchildren at gmail dot com

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    1. It's wonderful to hear from you, Wilani. Delighted you're enjoying A Change of Fortune and here's wishing you luck in the drawing!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  9. I am a voracious reader and love intriguing books like this one and I must say it has a story that has definitely piqued my curiosity to indulge myself in reading!!! michelle(dot.)perry162 (at@)hotmail(dot.)com

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    1. I love learning someone's a "voracious" reader. Good luck with the drawing and I hope you have a fabulous week!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  10. Looks like another great one by Jen! Love the humor in her books!

    cyndilou83(at)gmail(com)

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    1. Thank you, Cyndi! Good luck with the drawing:)

      Wishing you all the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  12. I love a book that can make me laugh! This sounds like a fun read.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi Patty!

      I love reading books that make me laugh as well, and if you win a copy - I hope A Talent for Trouble has you smiling.

      Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have a great week!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  14. I really want to read this great book. Thanks for the giveaway.

    faith_loves(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Xeria. Good luck with the drawing and have a wonderful week!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  15. Totally love her writing style. Would LOVE this book
    ewe_r_merritt(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. And I totally love your comment, R Merr:) Good luck with the drawing!

      Wishing you all the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  16. I have enjoyed all of her other books and look forward to reading this one!

    tbaxter630(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Tiffany! Thrilled to learn you've enjoyed my other books - that always makes my day:) Good luck with the drawing.

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  17. This book sounds really good! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    Nancycooks4u[@]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Thank you, Nancy! Good luck with the drawing and I hope you have a fabulous week:)

      All the very best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  18. Sounds like a wonderfully romantic book, with a side of humor - would love to read it! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Bonnie! Good luck with the drawing and have a wonderful rest of the week:)

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  19. I love your style, can't wait to read it and it could only be better if I won it:)

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    1. Thank you, Marilyn:) This book is definitely a little quirky, but pretty much on line with my other books. Good luck with the drawing!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  20. Love Jen Turano! Can't wait to read this book!
    csaunderson123@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Miss C! What a delightful comment - I simply adore the word "love." Good luck to you and have a great week:0

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  21. Looks Awesome!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

    richmond.abigail@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by today, Abigail! Good luck with the drawing:)

      Wishing you all the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  22. I have loved Jen Turano's other books, can't wait to read this one!
    cajohannes22@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Christine. Delighted to learn you've enjoyed my other books. Good luck with the drawing!

      Wishing you all the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  23. I would love to read this book great story line & characters. Have really enjoyed Jen's books in past. Thank you
    mcnuttjem0(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Jackie! Thank you so much, and most of the characters from books one and two come back in A Talent for Trouble - especially Miss Agatha Watson - I'm working on her story right now:) Good luck with the drawing!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  24. This sounds so fun and interesting as to what kind of life would come back to haunt him.
    grammador at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Dorie - and Grayson's past is a little disturbing...and dangerous which makes it all the more troubling when Felicia inadvertently gets pulled into that danger:) Good luck with the drawing!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  25. I would love to win this book for my church library.
    Thanks for the opportunity to do so.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Janet,

      Thank you so much for stopping by and good luck with the drawing!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  26. This book sounds like a lot of fun. Thank you for giving us a chance to win a copy.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

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    1. Thank you, Susan! Good luck to you with the drawing and I hope you have a fabulous week:)

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  27. If it's anything like her books, A Most Peculiar Circumstance and A Change of Fortune, it will be funny, mysterious, and intriguing. I look forward to reading it! Thank you for offering a chance to win a copy!
    bjtower(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Becky, for your delightful comments. Good luck with the drawing!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  28. A Talent for Trouble sounds very enticing! I haven't read any of Jen's books. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Kay, for stopping by and if you win, hope you enjoy the story!

      Wishing you all the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  29. Jen Turano is my favorite author! I love the smart, spunky & spontaneous heroines whose antics & innocent situations capture your interest & your heart!

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    1. Hi Linda,

      You've just made my evening. Thank you for your truly encouraging words:)

      Wishing you all the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  30. I love the cover! a_stonecipher@yahoo.com

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    1. I love the cover as well, in fact, it's one of my favorites:) Thanks for stopping by and good luck with the drawing.

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  31. I love your books. Always try to read them. Thereadmaster@me.com
    Have a good day.

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    1. Thank you so much, Virginia! Delighted to learn you enjoy my books. We authors love to hear encouraging words like that:) Good luck with the drawing!

      Wishing you all the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  32. I want to win! stacyharp(at)gmail.com

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    1. Hi Stacy!

      Thanks for stopping by and I wish you luck with the drawing!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  33. Thanks for posting this very nice offer. To readers of your books, it is really very nice, and it is nice for people who have not read your books to get acquainted with your writings this way perhaps. I would ask to kindly be entered into the list to be considered for a book. Thanks so much. bettyjstarr@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Betty! I love giveaways and you're right, they do allow readers to get acquainted with my writing, while giving a little extra something to readers who are already familiar with my books. Good luck with the drawing:)

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  34. This sounds like a book to make one giggle while reading it!

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    1. I do hope my books cause an occasional giggle or two:) Those were always my very favorites to read growing up and I still remember a Harlequin romance I read as a teen - I have no idea what the title was, but there was this hilarious scene with a horse named Jamie - Good luck with the drawing!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  35. Humor and suspense, a great combo! Would love to win and read this. Grayson is my grandson's name! So that is cool, too! Sonja.nishimoto (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Your grandson has a very cool name, Sonja - I adore the name Grayson! Thank you so stopping by and good luck with the drawing!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  36. I love Jen Turano! Her other books have had me laughing and smiling. I would love to win a copy.
    boernerb (at) fuse (.) net

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    1. Thank you so much! And I have to tell you, I'm originally from Ohio - small town by the name of St. Clairsville - I just love it back there - I live outside of Denver now - it's fabulous here but I do miss all the trees! Thanks for stopping by and good luck with the drawing:)

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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    2. The trees are beautiful this time of year. There is nothing like an Ohio small town festival either. :-) Thanks for responding.

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  37. Beautiful cover; captivating, for sure! Would love to read what is inside! rmaney@firstarpchurch.org

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca. I do adore this cover - it's been a toss up for me between this one and A Change of Fortune - although, since A Change of Fortune was my first book...hmmmm.... Good luck with the drawing!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  38. We have a winner. The person has one week to respond; otherwise, we'll pick another winner. However, I have to tell you your chances are really slim now, so go ahead and buy the book. :D

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  39. And our winner responded! Help me congratulate Ohio Home School!

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