Lucetta may not be the only one... Playing the Part by Jen Turano (Blog Tour Review)

Playing the PartPlaying the Part
(A Class of Their Own #3)
by Jen Turano
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 352 Pages
March 1st 2016 by Bethany House Publishers 


Can they accept who they are behind the parts they play in time to save the day?

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.

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My Review

PLAYING THE PART was full of adventure, hilarity, romance, and a touch of inspiration. The characters were so marvelously done in all their quirkiness. The plot was full of surprises and laugh-out-loud moments. The inspirational elements were sweet, believable, and inspiring. A fabulously entertaining and sweet read from beginning to end!

These characters were so unique, complex, and hilarious. I loved them all! I loved their depth, inner monologues, dialogue, and so many other things about them, especially in regard to Lucetta and Bram. Lucetta was a different heroine from what you normally find and I thought her delightful. She is full of confidence, wit, and intelligence. Bram was kind of a dashing rogue with a huge heart and some serious intelligence and talent of his own. They were very well matched.

Bram's staff and the whole situation was just hilarious! I also loved the way the romantic tension built. There were some serious swoon-worthy moments! I also enjoyed that even though I hadn't read the other stories (I'm sure that I would have liked this one more if I had as the former characters have cameos), I didn't feel lost at all. This worked fine for me as a standalone.

This is the first book from this author that I've read, but definitely won't be the last! If you enjoy unique, entertaining, inspiring romances then definitely give this one a try!

Content: Some innuendo and mild violence, but clean.

Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through Litfuse Publicity, which did not affect my review in any way.

Other Books in the Series

After a Fashion (A Class of Their Own, #1)After a Fashion
(A Class of Their Own #1)
by Jen Turano
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 346 Pages
March 3rd 2015 by Bethany House Publishers


Miss Harriet Peabody dreams of the day she can open up a shop selling refashioned gowns to independent working women like herself. Unfortunately, when an errand for her millinery shop job goes sadly awry due to a difficult customer, she finds herself without an income.

Mr. Oliver Addleshaw is on the verge of his biggest business deal yet when he learns his potential partner prefers to deal with men who are settled down and wed. When Oliver witnesses his ex not-quite-fiancée causing the hapless Harriet to lose her job, he tries to make it up to her by enlisting her help in making a good impression on his business partner.

Harriet quickly finds her love of fashion can't make her fashionable. She'll never truly fit into Oliver's world, with its fancy dinners and elegant balls, but just as she's ready to call off the fake relationship a threat from her past forces both Oliver and Harriet to discover that love can come in the most surprising packages.
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In Good Company (A Class of Their Own, #2)
In Good Company
(A Class of Their Own #2)
by Jen Turano
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 347 Pages
July 7th 2015 by Bethany House Publishers


After growing up as an orphan, Millie Longfellow is determined to become the best nanny the East Coast has ever seen. Unfortunately, her playfulness and enthusiasm aren't always well received and she finds herself dismissed from yet another position.

Everett Mulberry has quite unexpectedly become guardian to three children that scare off every nanny he hires. About to depart for Newport, Rhode Island, for the summer, he’s desperate for competent childcare.

At wit’s end with both Millie and Everett, the employment agency gives them one last chance–with each other. As Millie falls in love with her mischievous charges, Everett focuses on achieving the coveted societal status of the upper echelons. But as he investigates the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of the children’s parents, will it take the loss of those he loves to learn whose company he truly wants for the rest of his life?


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About the Author

Jen Turano, author of the Ladies of Distinction series and the A Class of Their Own series, is a graduate of the University of Akron. She is a member of ACFW and lives in a suburb of Denver, Colorado.

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