Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Talent for Trouble (Ladies of Distinction #3) by Jen Turano

Book Description:  For years, Miss Felicia Murdock's every thought and action have been in pursuit of becoming a minister's wife. When the minister she'd set her sights on has other ideas, she decides something in her life needs to change--and soon--before she wastes any more time pretending to be someone she's not. If that means spreading her wings and embracing a more lively way of life, who's to say nay?

Grayson Sumner, Lord Sefton, has had more than enough of spreading his wings and only hopes to settle into the life of a respectable New York gentleman. Prompted by some friends to lift the spirits of the disappointed-in-love Miss Murdock, he is surprised to encounter an adventurous young lady with an unfortunate knack for stumbling into troublesome situations.

Just as Grayson decides he's had quite enough of her antics, his past comes back to haunt him and his presence in Felicia's life endangers her. As they work together to extricate themselves from this latest complication, will Grayson and Felicia decide they want to spend the rest of their lives keeping one another out of trouble?

My Thoughts:  I've been an avid reader of Ms. Turano's books since I first read Change of Fortune.  I like her writing style and the way the words on the page spark my imagination to live in the day and time of the story.
Now, in A Talent for Trouble the year is 1881 where we meet Miss Felicia Murdock who hopes, no longs, no makes it her life ambition to become a minister's wife.
Of course, life usually has a way of playing out quite differently than we expect, even for all our ambitions.  Most of all because God is in control and knows what is best for us. 
Well, Felicia has found her a minister, Reverend Fraser.  I like Ruth, Felicia's mom because she tells Felicia the truth...Ruth tells Felicia that maybe she does all the nice things like helping the needy and attending church on regular basis just because she enjoys the Reverend Fraser's company.  And then Mr. Sumner comes to call on Felicia.
Felicia does not wish to be called on or visit with Mr. Grayson Sumner but Ruth insists! that Felicia quit her sulking (as she calls her crush on Rev. Fraser) and so Felicia develops a rash (smile).  Felicia is quite the conniver!  
This read has a few loops and turns that makes it a read!  You may think you know the ending but guess on!
What a fanciful and delightful historical read!
*This book was kindly supplied for review by the author and Bethany House*
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (October 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764211269
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764211263
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