Playing the Part by Jen Turano +Giveaway
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 New York City, but is forced to abandon her starring role when a fan’s interest turns threatening. Lucinda’s widowed friend, Abigail Hart, is delighted at the opportunity to meddle in Lucetta’s life and promptly whisks her away to her grandson’s estate to hide out. Bram Haverstein may appear to simply be a somewhat eccentric gentleman of means, but a mysterious career and a secret fascination with a certain actress mean there’s much more to him than society knows. Lucetta, who has no interest in Abigail’s matchmaking machinations, has the best intentions of remaining cordial but coolly distant to Bram. But when she can’t ignore the strange and mysterious things going on in his house, it’ll take more than good intentions to keep her from trying to discover who Bram is behind the part he plays.
About the AuthorJen Turano is the best-selling, critically acclaimed author ofThe Ladies of Distinction series, and A Class of Their Own series, published through Bethany House Publishers. Her novel, After a Fashion, was chosen as a top pick from Romantic Times, as well as being named a top ten romance of 2015 from Booklist. It is also a nominee for Romantic Times 2015 Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her book, A Most Peculiar Circumstance, was chosen as a top ten romance by Booklistin 2013. Her seventh book, Playing the Part, will release in the spring of 2016, followed by a new four-book series, The Wallflowers. When she’s not writing, Jen spends her time outside of Denver with her husband and neurotic Cattle Dog, enjoying herself as an empty-nester since her son recently abandoned her for the college life. She can be found on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/jenturanoauthor/ or visit her on the web at www.jenturano.com. She is represented by Susan Brower of the Natasha Kern Literary Agency. Her books may be found in most fine bookstores, or follow the Baker House Publishing link to find additional places to purchase her work.
The author has written another laugh out loud story that has meddlesome family members, household staff who seem to need an attitude adjustment , a castle that is more than what it seems, a dashing young man named Bram and of course our heroine the talented actress Lucetta.
Being a well known actress has its perks but being stalked by a crazed fan is not top on Lucetta's list. She needs to get away for awhile to shake this creepy person out of her life. Her friend Abigail has the perfect solution for Lucetta's dilemma . Abigail decides that they will go visit her grandson and hopefully find some peace and quiet there. I started laughing the minute I knew they would be visiting Abigail's grandson. Did Abigail forget to mention that she didn't really tell Bram they were coming ? There is the little part about Abigail and her daughter not getting along that might be important to tell Lucetta. All these things together bring an adventure the reader will never forget.
The arrival at the castle is not your typical glamorous day for a highly respected actress. She will make a big splash on her host and the high jinks begin. I can't forget to mention the goat that plays chase with Lucetta. What an amazing book that has so much laughter, extremely well written characters and a story that has you glued to the book. The castle is huge with stairs that take forever to get to Lucetta's room. The household staff is not so thrilled with their new guest and her room which they must use every muscle they have to get to her. The poor things must be exhausted after a day of looking after the special guest. I wonder if they really like Lucetta? Would they do something to scare her into leaving? Well something is not quite right in the castle as strange things keep happening. Will Lucetta and Bram become friends? Is their a matchmaker among the group trying to unite these two very different people? The book is sure to please everyone who enjoys a great laugh , non stop action and a story that will have you turning pages quickly to see what happens next .
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit and the author for an honest review.