Murder, Marriage And Mayhap
Caught By Surprise by Jen Turano is another absolutely delightful Christian historical offering. It is the third book in the Apart From The Crowd series but can be read as a stand-alone. I really enjoyed meeting up with familiar faces.
The book has an air of frivolity with much light hearted humor that has the reader smiling throughout. Botched attempts at kidnap are greeted with amusement by both the heroine, who is very much a modern miss, and the reader.
Women play a prominent role in the novel. Their outlook is philanthropic and forward thinking. A school is set up to improve the lot of young women. “You will attend school… because it’ll give you a future.” With education comes more choice and the possibility of breaking out of poverty.
Out Of The Ordinary by Jen Turano is a most delightful and fun Christian historical mystery romance. It is the second book in the Apart From The Crowd series but can be read as a stand-alone.
Out Of The Ordinary is a wonderful light hearted read that will have you laughing out loud at many of the antics. I think my favourite (of which there were many) is very reminiscent of a scene from The Vicar Of Dibley television series where the heroine meant to step in a puddle but disappears into a hole! It is a fun read that will brighten any day.
The characters are an eclectic mix and all wonderfully drawn – from the matriarch with light fingers to the heroine with a big heart and a protective nature.
Challenging The Conventions
Behind The Scenes by Jen Turano is a delightfully amusing Christian historical romantic mystery and I really enjoyed it. It is the first book in the Apart From The crowd series and I cannot wait for the subsequent books.
Jen Turano’s books are always entertaining and amusing. Her heroine in Behind The Scenes is a very modern and unconventional lady for her time. She gets in to some amusing scrapes. With her attitude of “I do prefer using a pistol to my fists,” she is indeed an unusual woman in the nineteenth century.
There is a social conscience running throughout. “Simply because one comes from wealth does not mean one should abandon their thrifty principles.” Wealth is not to be squandered but used to do good.
Finding Margo by Jen Turano is a contemporary Amish thriller. It is the first book in the Finding Home series which promises to be a totally gripping series. I just could not put the book down.
Finding Margo is a nail biting thriller that will have your heart racing as the past collides with the present and the mystery unravels. A crime from twenty years ago seems to have links to present day crimes as FBI agent Brock asks questions that shake the past.
Finding Margo has the theme of searching. Famous singer, Margo is searching for peace. Her mother has been running her schedules and she cannot stand the pace. Margo, on the run, stumbles across a peaceful Amish community and feels drawn to the people and their lifestyle.