Book Review: “After A Fashion” by Jen Turano

July 18, 2015 at 7:18 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Jen Turano in her new book, “After A Fashion book coverAfter A Fashion” Book One in the A Class of Their Own series published by Bethany House Publishers takes us into the life of Harriet Peabody.

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 out of 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-fiance cause 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 into Oliver’s world, but just as she’s ready to call off the fake relationship, fancy dinners, and elegant balls, a threat from her past forces both Oliver and Harriet to discover that love can come in the most surprising packages.

The plot of this book is what happens when a situation gets really out of control. Harriet really wants to open a dress shop but her fashion sense is pretty much non-existent. She gets fired from her job by Oliver’s ex-fiance so Oliver feels somewhat responsible. To land a prospective client he needs to appear married so he asks Harriet to pose as his bride. Along the way romance develops and this is when things really start to spiral out of control. Like all of Ms. Turano’s books I think “After A Fashion” should be made into a major motion picture.  Ms. Turano has given us one really fun book filled with some great characters and a rollicking plot. Harriet and Oliver are extraordinary and well written.  This is a just plain fun, exciting story that entertains while giving us an adventure.  Ms.Turano has batted in a winner and I enjoyed it a lot.  I am so looking forward to the next book in this wonderful series.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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