Friday, May 13, 2016

Book review: Playing the Part by Jen Turano

A haunted castle, a handsome loner bachelor, and a skirt-chasing goat all come together to form an interesting story that will keep you turning the pages.

It was delightful to get to know actress Lucetta Plum in the third installment the A Class of Their Own series by Jen Turano.  After having spent many enjoyable hours reading Harriet's and Millie's stories, learning about the mysterious Lucetta was a treat.  This novel gave insight into the wonderfully talented Lucetta's personality.  And while she was gifted in many ways, she was humble enough to recognize areas in her life where she needed to forgive, let go of anger, and be more vulnerable.

Bram Haverstein, the handsome grandson of Abigail Hart, has many secrets, but his admiration of Lucetta Plum is not one of them.

Once again, Jen Turano offers a story filled with laugh-out-loud scenarios, along with mystery and romance, that will delight readers of historical fiction.  Playing the Part stands alone, but characters from the first two books return, and the surprise ending skillfully wraps up the series.

I received this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.

About the author:

Jen Turano is the best-selling, critically acclaimed author of The Ladies of Distinction series, and A Class of Their Own series, published through Bethany House Publishers. Her novel, After a Fashion, was chosen as a top pick from Romantic Times, as well as being named a top ten romance of 2015 from Booklist. It is also a nominee for Romantic Times 2015 Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her book, A Most Peculiar Circumstance, was chosen as a top ten romance by Booklist in 2013. Her seventh book, Playing the Part, released in the spring of 2016, will be followed by a new four-book series, Apart from the Crowd.

When she’s not writing, Jen spends her time outside of Denver with her husband and neurotic Cattle Dog, enjoying herself as an empty-nester since her son recently abandoned her for the college life. She can be found on Facebook at She is represented by the Natasha Kern Literary Agency. Her books may be found in most fine bookstores, or follow the Baker House Publishing link to find additional places to purchase her work –

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