Hello reader friends! Today I am so excited to share my thoughts about Jen Turano’s new book. Oh my goodness – her books are the best! Let me say this…..if you are ever in a bad mood, feeling blue, or just need a boost, read one of Jen’s books. They will easily brighten your spirits and make you laugh!! This one especially. I was laughing just about the whole book. 🙂
ABOUT THE BOOK
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, comes to her aid. Despite the fact that they immediately butt heads, they join forces to make a quick escape.
Upon her arrival in Chicago, Beatrix is surprised to discover her supposedly querulous Aunt Gladys shares her own suffragette passions. Encouraged by Gladys to leave her sheltered world, Beatrix begins working as a salesclerk at the Marshall Field and Company department store. When she again encounters Norman on a shopping expedition, he is quickly swept up in the havoc she always seems to attract.
But when another attempt is made to part Norman from his research papers, and it becomes clear Beatrix’s safety is also at risk, they soon discover the curious way feelings can grow between two very different people in the midst of chaos.
Dare I say this is the funniest book I’ve ever read by Turano? I probably feel that way with every book, but this one had me giggling on almost every page. First of all, how in the world could I fall for a character named Norman? Norman!? But in true Turano fashion, Norman Nesbit quickly become a favorite of mine. I found his cluelessness about women to be endearing at times. His inability to understand his interest in Beatrix was amusing. And I just found him to be kind of charming, in his own way of course.
With a comedic cast of characters, I highly recommend refraining from eating or drinking while reading this book. Beatrix is so spunky, and the things that come out of her mouth just make me smile. But the characters I found the most fascinating with Aunt Gladys. Gladys and her eccentric friends added a fun element to the story. As did Gladys’s scheming (wink wink). And let’s not forget Norman’s “friend” Theo. Although she played a smaller part in the grand scheme of things, I thoroughly enjoyed the scenes she was involved in, and wouldn’t mind seeing her character again in the future.
I’ve never met a Jen Turano book I didn’t thoroughly enjoy, and this one is no exception. With characters I would be honored to call my friends, laughs, some mystery, and an overall good storyline, you can’t go wrong with Storing Up Trouble! I received a complimentary copy of this book and was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Named One of the Funniest Voices in Inspirational Romance by Booklist, Jen Turano is a USA Today Best-Selling Author, known for penning quirky historical romances set in the Gilded Age. Her books have earned Publisher Weekly and Booklist starred reviews, top picks from Romantic Times, and praise from Library Journal. She’s been a finalist twice for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards and had two of her books listed in the top 100 romances of the past decade from Booklist. When she’s not writing, she spends her time outside of Denver, CO. She can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jenturanoauthor/ or visit her on the web at www.jenturano.com.
What was the last book that made you laugh out loud?