Wednesday, May 13, 2020
STORING UP TROUBLE by Jen Turano, Reviewed by Winnie and Paula
With a stunning cover, a fun premise, and the promise of more of Jen Turano’s signature brand of humor, Storing Up Trouble has been eagerly awaited by this reader. I was more than ready to meet Beatrix Waterbury and read about her adventures--or maybe that should be misadventures. Beatrix and the other colorful, quirky characters took me with them on a delightful journey of fun and craziness. Turano is a master at creating (and naming) quirky but lovable characters and shoving them into impossible, or at least improbable, situations. She then proceeds to extract them from said situations in ways that will have the reader smiling, chuckling, and laughing out loud.
If you love historical fiction that’s full of humor, wit, and charm, treat yourself to this final book in Turano’s American Heiresses series. Although it’s part of a series, it can easily be a standalone. 4.5 stars
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the author and Bethany House Publishers. All opinions are my own.
There is more than trouble in store in the third book of The American Heiresses series by Jen Turano. There is comedy galore.
Beatrix Waterbury, one of the New York City elite, has been shipped off to Chicago to visit her Aunt Gladys. She seems to get into trouble at the drop of a hat on behalf of the Women Suffragettes movement. On the journey to Chicago during a train robbery, she encounters wealthy, eccentric inventor, Norman Nesbit. They spend a lot of time trying to find out who wants Norman’s research papers and doing their best to thwart the thieves.
I love the quirky characters and signature animals that are featured in Ms. Turano’s stories. This one includes a mule named Mort and a herd of cats owned by Aunt Gladys. Norman Nesbit may be eccentric but he is lovable and sometimes clueless, which gets him in trouble with his collaborator in all things scientific a girl named Theo.
The quirkiness is not to be outdone in Beatrix, who is outspoken but doesn’t want anyone to know she is an heiress. Especially since her aunt has secured her a position in Marshall Fields Department Store. Let the fun and trouble begin.
My love of all things historical extends to the hilarious books of Jen Turano. I especially loved the covers of this series. They are beautiful and evoke the time period perfectly.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Bethany House Publishers on behalf of the author. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*
When Miss Beatrix Waterbury's Chicago-bound train ride is interrupted by a heist, Mr. Norman Nesbit, a man of science who believes his research was the target of the heist, comes to her aid. Despite the fact that they immediately butt heads, they join forces to make a quick escape.
Upon her arrival in Chicago, Beatrix is surprised to discover her supposedly querulous Aunt Gladys shares her own suffragette passions. Encouraged by Gladys to leave her sheltered world, Beatrix begins working as a salesclerk at the Marshall Field and Company department store. When she again encounters Norman on a shopping expedition, he is quickly swept up in the havoc she always seems to attract.
But when another attempt is made to part Norman from his research papers, and it becomes clear Beatrix's safety is also at risk, they soon discover the curious way feelings can grow between two very different people in the midst of chaos.
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