Playing the Part : A Class of Their Own, Book 3(Thorndike Press Large Print Christian Historical Fiction) (Lady Emily Mysteries) Hardcover – Large Print, January 18, 2017
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- ASIN : 141049568X
- Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print; Large type / Large print edition (January 18, 2017)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 485 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781410495686
- ISBN-13 : 978-1410495686
- Item Weight : 1.25 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.6 x 1.1 x 8.6 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #7,473,896 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I also commend the author on all her beautiful book covers featuring lovely women with character in period appropriate dress. Outstanding. No heads cut off, no weirdly muscular bare chests, no modern evening gowns being passed off as period, no woman being undressed. These are period romances and none of that is appropriate according to the society of the era. And the covers actually have a connection to the stories with correct hair color, etc... How refreshing. Jane Austen would approve.
From the back of 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. Lucetta'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.
My thoughts on Jen Turano:
Jen Turano is one of the FUNNIEST authors I think I have ever read in my life. She throws complete random sections of funny or adventure into her books. She is also such a sweet person who really gets to the heart of the matter. I know Jen Turano is my mom and sister's favorite author. We all crack up laughing when someone reads her books out loud.
My thoughts on the characters:
Bram- Love love love him! He reminds me of Captain Hook or better known as Colin O'Donoghue. He just seems so mysterious, kind and soft-hearted once you really get to know him.
Abigail-I LOVE meddling matchmakers, which is funny because I would hate it if it were me that they were trying to set up. I love that she is trying to make up for past mistakes. :)
Mr. Skukman- He has got to be one of my all time favorite Jen Turano characters because he just makes me smile and laugh with his reactions to everything.
Iris- Hmmm??? Not sure what I think about her completely since I am only half way through the book.
Ruby- Seems young and silly but also mature at times. Can't wait to see what happens to her. Love the name Ruby by the way.
Silas- Love the name but he is kind of a stinker huh? Why does it seem like every book or show that has a Silas, they are all evil or bad? I challenge someone to write a character named Silas who turns out to be a decent guy.
My thoughts on the book:
Although I am only half way through the book, I absolutely am loving the story line. This book is a SLAM DUNK for Jen Turano. Just when I thought I would stop laughing, Jen threw in another chaos and I would start all over again because I couldn't imagine if that happened to me though sometimes my life feels like it could spin out of control like in the books by Jen.
The book definitely is a roller coaster with many turns and many spots that make you think "What would I do if I was in that situation?"
I can't wait to see where this journey continues to go but I am having a GREAT TIME with reading it. That should be a compliment to Jen Turano because I tend to struggle with reading and staying interested in stories. I would highly recommend this book to others with a RAVING 5 Stars!!!
Lucetta Plum is a highly acclaimed actress whose very life is threatened by a overly obsessed stage-door Johnny, as these over-eager fans are called. However, this particular fan is also very dangerous and his intentions are nefarious. Lucetta’s dear friend, Abigail, insists that Lucetta repair to her grandson’s estate where hopefully she will be kept safe. The goings-on at the estate are uproariously funny and kept me reading just to see what would happen next. I think you will really enjoy this delightful book. I especially enjoyed the surprise ending.
I would like to thank LitFuse Publicity for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone.
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