Friday, April 1, 2016

Playing the Part by Jen Turano

Jen Turano is back with another delightful book. Playing the Part is Lucetta Plum's story and she owns it. 
From the back cover:
Lucetta Plum is an actress on the rise in New York City, but must abandon her starring role when a fan's interest turns threatening. Lucetta's widowed friend, Abigail Hart, seizes the opportunity to meddle in Lucetta's life and promptly whisks her away to safety at her eligible grandson's estate. 
At first glance, Bram Haverstein appears to be a gentleman of means -- albeit an eccentric one -- but a mysterious career  and a secret fascination with a certain actress mean there's much more to him than society knows.
While Lucetta has to interest in Abigail's matchmaking machinations, she can't ignore the strange things going on in Bram's house and the secrets he hides. As the hijinks and hilarity that Bram, Lucietta, and they friends are swept away into take a more dangerous turn, can they accept who they are behind the parts they play in time to save the day?

My thoughts:
This book was a delight to read. I laughed out loud several times and was fully drawn into the story. This author writes historical fiction like few others do, always adding humor to the story. Clean and fun to read. 

Jen Turano is the author of seven books, including the Ladies of Distinction and A Class of Their Own series. Her novel, After a Fashion, is a Booklist Top 10 Romance of 2015 and a nominee in the 2015 RT Book Reviews Reviewer's Choice Awards. She makes her home in Denver, CO, with her husband and son. Visit her website at

This book provided for review by Bethany House and LitFuse

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