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A REVIEW BY BlueJeansAndTeacups
Book#2 in The Ladies of Distinction Series has everything…strength of character, amusing comedy, romance, mystery, and Christian values. I could not wait to get my hands on book #2 and Jen Turano really delivers! It was so good, I sped through it in less than a weekend. This author is new to the scene, but she lands right on top as far as I am concerned.
I enjoyed getting to know Theodore better. We were introduced to the chauvinistic private investigator in book #1 “A Change of Fortune”. It seems there is more to him than meets the eye. His grandparents are absolutely delightful as are their résumés. His sister Katherine also becomes involved in the ludicrous antics that ensue, and adds depth to his family history and sense of where he comes from. But she does not linger in the background, but rather we get to know her in her own rite.
In book #1, we learned that Zayne and Hamilton’s sister, Arabella was away touring on behalf of the suffragist movement. Now, we get to meet her in person. She is every bit as strong as Eliza and Agatha from book #1, whom she joins forces with in book#2, and she fits right in with their knack for finding trouble. She buts heads with Theodore constantly, but in a very delightful way to the reader. She does have her sensitive moments, and she finds comfort in a very close relationship to God, which I enjoyed very much. The author does a great job of showing how God is not some distant being, but someone we can intimately share our thoughts with daily. Arabella is a well rounded character.
I love that the characters in book #1, are not left behind in the dust. Grayson returns, although still a bit in the background. He enjoys taunting Theodore, although we do not seem to know why. I am looking forward to finding out more about him in the next book, “A Talent for Trouble”.
Ladies of the night also play an important role in the mysteries of this book. I was happy to get to know a little about several of them and see them portrayed in different lights. We are given a strong lesson in the importance of not judging others, but rather opening our eyes to others circumstances and beliefs in order to have compassion and consideration.
The twists and turns of the story are edge of your seat exciting. The last several chapters are somewhat heart pounding and a bit repulsive at its evil root because these things are happening in the world still (I’m trying not to give anything away directly), and the enemy always seeks to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). But, in the end, of course good triumphs and ultimately I was both happy and satisfied. Theodore devises a very grand gesture which is so sweet for the ending.
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WHAT SOME OF MY OTHER FRIENDS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK
Just the right amount of wit, romance, and great plot to keep you more than satisfied.
Jen Turano offers a clean, fun, mostly-lighthearted, fast paced, Christian fiction story with great- yet simple- spiritual principles we all need to hear more often about trusting in God, giving our lives to Him, and being willing to do His will rather than our own.
Excellent sequel! This was such a fun read. I thoroughly enjoy Jen Turano’s marvelous characters and exceptional larks! The wit and banter in this book was so funny…
It’s a fun and simple read for any Historical Christian Fiction fan. It’s filled with humor, wit, romance, and suspense to keep you entertained.
…full of chuckle worthy mayhem and characters you cannot help but adore. Arabella is a lively heroine with plenty of attitude that I had no problem getting behind and rooting for.
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I highly recommend the “Ladies Of Distinction” series!