Thursday, March 5, 2015

After a Fashion by Jen Turano

I can't tell you how much I adored this book. After a Fashion is the first I've read of author Jen Turano, and I can assure you will not be the last. I don't know the last time that I enjoyed a book this much. It made me laugh, it made me cry, and it truly made me shocked when an unexpected plot twist erupted towards the end. This, right here, is what other books aspire to be. The characters came alive and I even visualized Buford the dog. Truly wonderful reading and I recommend this book so highly that if you can only buy one book this year, I say make it this one. 

From the back cover:
Miss Harriet Peabody dreams of the day she can open up a shop selling refashioned gowns to independent working women like herself. Unfortunately, when an errand for her millinery shop job goes sadly awry due to a difficult customer, she finds herself without an income.
Mr Oliver Addleshaw is on the verge of his biggest business deal yet when he learns his potential partner prefers to deal with men who are settled down and wed. When Oliver witnesses his ex not-quite-fiancee causing the hapless Harriet to lose her job, he tries to make it up to her by enlisting her help in making a good impression on his business partner.
Harriet quickly finds her love of fashion can't make her fashionable. She'll never truly fit in Oliver's world, with its fancy dinners and elegant balls, but just as she's ready to call off the fake relationship a threat from her past forces both Oliver and Harriet to discover that love can come in the most surprising packages.

This book was provided for review by Bethany House.

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