Friday, March 13, 2015

After a Fashion Book Review


About the Book

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 out of 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-fiance cause 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, but just as she's ready to call off the fake relationship, fancy dinners, and elegant balls, a threat from her past forces both Oliver and Harriet to discover that love can come in the most surprising packages. (Goodreads)

My Review

I have read all of Jen Turano's books and I will say her first two remain my favorite. This book is slightly similar to the previous books as the setting seems very similar. I really enjoyed Harriet's character as she is very strong willed but as you read you understand why. The first few chapters set the tone for the book and are very silly and comical. This is a very light funny read with lots of dialogue and unusual circumstances. There were some times when I thought the author was trying a little too hard to be funny and I wanted a little more depth but the ending surprised me and wrapped the story up nicely.

For a light romantic comedy set in 1882 this is a good read!

Four stars.

"I received this book from Bethany House Publishing for free in exchange for an honest review."

1 comment:

Heather @ Simple Wives said...

I loved the first two books the best, as well! But, I still want to read this one, soon. The last book left a lot to be desired IMHO.