Category: Jen Turano


Book Review: To Steal a Heart by Jen Turano

Book Review: To Steal a Heart by Jen Turano

Posted December 8, 2020 / 4 Comments

TO STEAL A HEART SERIES: The Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency #1 GENRE: Inspirational Historical Romantic Comedy PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: November 17, 2020 PAGES: 361 After spending her childhood as a street thief, Gabriella Goodhue thought she’d put her past behind her until a fellow resident at her boardinghouse […]


Book Review: Storing Up Trouble by Jen Turano

Book Review: Storing Up Trouble by Jen Turano

Posted May 28, 2020 / 3 Comments

STORING UP TROUBLE SERIES: American Heiresses #3 GENRE: Inspirational Historical Romance PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: May 5, 2020 PAGES: 352 When Miss Beatrix Waterbury’s Chicago-bound train ride is interrupted by a heist, Mr. Norman Nesbit, a man of science who believes his research was the target of the heist, […]


Book Series Review: American Heiresses series by Jen Turano

Book Series Review: American Heiresses series by Jen Turano

Posted February 25, 2020 / 6 Comments

Today I’m continuing my ‘reviews from the teetering TBR pile‘ with the two last books I still need to review for Jen Turano – which also happen to be the first two books in the American Heiresses series –  Flights of Fancy & Diamond in the Rough. FLIGHTS OF FANCY […]


Book Series Review: Apart From the Crowd series by Jen Turano

Book Series Review: Apart From the Crowd series by Jen Turano

Posted February 23, 2020 / 8 Comments

Today, I’m featuring reviews for the Apart From the Crowd series  – Behind the Scenes, Out of the Ordinary and Caught By Surprise – by Jen Turano! Most people know that I’m hopelessly behind when it comes to reading and reviewing. Like, almost three years behind lol. 2017 was a tough, […]


First Line Friday (week 164): Diamond in the Rough

First Line Friday (week 164): Diamond in the Rough

Posted October 11, 2019 / 12 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring Diamond in the Rough by the ever-fabulous Jen Turano! And the first line is… New […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Finding Margo by Jen Turano

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Finding Margo by Jen Turano

Posted November 21, 2016 / 36 Comments

Off the charts and on the run. International pop star Margo Hartman could use a night off. A grueling tour and overbearing entourage have sent her over the edge. It’s time for this diva to disappear. And who would think to look for the superstar in a small town in Ohio? Sheriff’s […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Tell Me Again (or… My Favorite Retellings)

Top Ten Tuesday: Tell Me Again (or… My Favorite Retellings)

Posted September 13, 2016 / 68 Comments

This week on Top Ten Tuesday, we are asked to give our Top Ten ALL TIME FAVORITE books of _____ genre.  Ok…so… my head exploded when I first read that topic and I went into what is commonly known as the book blogger fetal position. This occurs whenever someone asks […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Need Another Laugh?

Top Ten Tuesday: Need Another Laugh?

Posted April 19, 2016 / 89 Comments

  This week’s theme is books that make you laugh.  My first thought was, “Really?” Because it feels like I just did that topic (probably since I did).  So I thought about doing some bookish humor instead… but … eh.  At the end of the day, I decided I have enough […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway): Jen Turano & Playing the Part

Author Interview (and a Giveaway): Jen Turano & Playing the Part

Posted April 6, 2016 / 47 Comments

Y’all.  I am overwhelmed by all the great authors who will be stopping by the blog this month – my blogiversary month! YAY! We’ve already visited with three of my faves – Ruth Logan Herne, Pepper Basham, and Cynthia Ruchti – and today JEN TURANO IS HERE! (In case you’re wondering, […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Most Recent 5-Star Reads

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Recent 5-Star Reads

Posted March 29, 2016 / 58 Comments

To close out the month of March here on Top Ten Tuesday, we’re talking about our most recent 5-star reads. This was actually another difficult topic for me to cut off at 10 books because I’ve read so many fantastic books lately! But if I didn’t cut it off at 10, I’d still be talking about them next Tuesday… and probably the Tuesday after that.


Review (and a Giveaway!): Playing the Part by Jen Turano

Review (and a Giveaway!): Playing the Part by Jen Turano

Posted March 19, 2016 / 7 Comments

Playing the Part by Jen Turano is a 352 page book in the Christian historical fiction genre. It is published by Bethany House Publishers and was released on March 1, 2016. To purchase your own copy, click here. About the Book Lucetta Plum is an actress on the rise in […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Need a Laugh?

Top Ten Tuesday: Need a Laugh?

Posted March 1, 2016 / 82 Comments

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted as always by The Broke and the Bookish) is “books to read when you’re in the mood for ______”. I really enjoy these more open-ended themes because everyone’s posts have a greater chance of being tailored to their own personalities.


Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016 (Historical)

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016 (Historical)

Posted December 29, 2015 / 52 Comments

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is the books we are most anticipating in the first half of 2016. I started out the list yesterday with my contemporary “can’t waits”. Today I’m going to look at the historical fiction I’m most looking forward to from January to June.

And I’m warning you right now – there’s way more than ten 🙂


Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books 2015 – Historical

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books 2015 – Historical

Posted December 15, 2015 / 81 Comments

Yesterday I gave you my list of the best contemporary books I’ve read this year. Continuing my “best-of” theme for the week, today’s Top Ten Tuesday post fits right in. In no particular order, here are the ten 15 best books in the Historical genre that I read in 2015.


Top Ten Tuesday: My Auto-Buy Authors

Top Ten Tuesday: My Auto-Buy Authors

Posted August 18, 2015 / 97 Comments

I must confess – today’s topic (also known as – If you write it, I will read it) stresses me out.  Why? Because I have SO MANY AUTHORS on my I-will-read-whatever-they-write list.  I can’t possibly narrow it down to ten.  (Next confession: My budget doesn’t allow for a lot of […]



Review: After A Fashion (A Class Of Their Own #1) by Jen Turano

Review: After A Fashion (A Class Of Their Own #1) by Jen Turano

Posted July 30, 2015 / 3 Comments

When you read a book by Jen Turano, prepare to alternately laugh and swoon.  Sometimes you skip the “alternately” clause and head straight for “simultaneously”.  During the course of the book, you may also find yourself holding your breath, biting your nails, flailing dramatically, and grinning.  So much grinning. Miss […]