Tuesday, February 8, 2022

TO DISGUISE THE TRUTH by Jen Turano, Reviewed by Paula, Winnie, and Rebecca #Giveaway

Thanks to Author Jen Turano and Paula, we are able to offer a #GIVEAWAY of TO DISGUISE THE TRUTH paperback!

and see Paula's interview with Jen!

PAULA'S REVIEW:
Outrageous fun!

In the conclusion to the series we finally get to find out why Eunice dresses in all black with numerous veils to hide her identity. All is revealed when Arthur Livingston hires Eunice to find a missing heiress. When she vehemently discourages him, the fun is non-stop especially with her eclectic group of inquiry agents, a bodyguard and a Pinkerton helper.

Originally wanting to marry Eunice “for her own good”, Arthur changes his opinion of Eunice: “she was a delightful mix of practical, whimsy and dry wit, with her admission about having a romantic nature adding depth to her he had not realized existed.” And what could be more romantic than a man who gifts her with Pride and Prejudice, reads it to her and “knows his way around a good kiss.”

Then there is narrowing down the list of suspects in the murder of her grandfather. “Vincent should go on the list simply because there is something shifty about a bookstore owner who doesn’t sell Jane Austen.”

What happens when Eunice decides the truth will set her free? You will have to see for yourself as you read this delightful, comedic book. You will want to read the whole series!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House on behalf of the author. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*
5 stars and a faint faith thread

REBECCA'S REVIEW:
"Considering she'd once shot the man sitting across from her, Eunice Holbrooke was beginning to get the sneaking suspicion her past had finally caught up to her."

Thank goodness, she was completely covered in layers and layers of black fabric, complete with triple weeping veils and a disguised voice. . . . Eunice could only hope and pray that Arthur Livingston wouldn't recognize her. Not now, not ever. The exasperating man wanted to hire the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency (her agency!) to locate a missing person, only Eunice could vouch for the fact (on a stack of Bibles, if asked) that the young woman in question wasn't missing at all, but rather hiding in plain sight. His plain sight.

Dashing off to go undercover in an attempt to avoid Mr. Livingston, Eunice finds herself in an even deeper predicament, when what to her wondering eyes should appear in her moment of need (though she would refrain from admitting it) but Arthur Livingston.

This story was absolutely delightful from beginning to end, for there is certainly no lack of entertaining conversations combining with a massive number of underlying conundrums that have more layers that Eunice's widow's weeds. Would anyone figure out anything? The crux of the matters have lain hidden under disguises for way too long; the question being, can the truth find a way to set them all free? And doggone it, Eunice and Arthur need to merge their "romantic sides" in more ways than one.
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher, the opinions stated above are entirely my own.

4.5 stars

WINNIE'S REVIEW:
“Considering she’d once shot the man sitting across from her, Eunice Holbrook was beginning to get the sneaking suspicion her past had finally caught up with her.”

From the first sentence, I knew I’d be hooked by Jen Turano’s newest book, To Disguise the Truth. I’ve been eagerly awaiting Eunice’s story since I began reading this series, and I was definitely not disappointed. Eunice is courageous, intelligent, creative, and keeping herself hidden behind her “widow’s weeds” and “weeping veils.” When Arthur Livingston appears at the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency wanting to hire them to find a missing heiress, he’s met his match with the mysterious Eunice—in more ways than one.

Filled with Turano’s signature humor and dry wit, this tale is a delightful and captivating adventure from start to finish. Turano is a master at creating colorful, intriguing characters and plopping them down in amusing, intriguing situations. She then proceeds to extract them from those situations with hilarious results. With adventure, suspense, a dash of romance, and a whole lot of humor, this book was a delight to read and a wonderful conclusion to the series.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from Bethany House. All opinions are my own.

BackCover Blurb:
When a man arrives at the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency, anxious to hire them to find a missing heiress, Eunice Holbrooke realizes her past has finally caught up with her . . . and that she may no longer be able to hide under the disguise that has kept her safe for so long.

Arthur Livingston's goal in life is to make his mark on the world as a mining industrialist, but after the man who could help him achieve his goal is murdered, Arthur feels compelled to seek justice for the family--but he's left with more questions than answers after the eccentric Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency refuses to take on his case.

Desperate to conceal her real identity and avoid the irritatingly handsome Arthur, Eunice takes on a different case that requires her to go deep undercover and entangles her in one troublesome situation after another. When other secrets come to light, Eunice has no choice but to confront her past, hopeful that it will set her free but knowing it could very well place her life--and the lives of those she loves--in jeopardy.
 
Bethany House Publishers, January, 2022
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26 comments:

  1. I love how Jan’s books make me smile. I’m excited to read this one. I enjoyed your review.

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    1. I’m reading less since the pandemic. Nothing holds my attention right now. Blessings

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    1. I don't have a favorite <3
      Reading about the same.

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  3. My favorite character is Agnes Watson from A Match of Wits. Her antics are hysterical.
    Maryann

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  4. I am reading about the same.
    Maryann

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  5. I do not have a favorite among Jen's books or characters...yet.

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    1. I spent more time reading to my daughter during the pandemic than reading my own books. Now I'm trying to catch up.

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  6. I admit, I have not read a book by Jen yet! I hope to remedy that soon because I have her American Heiresses series on my shelf.

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    1. I find myself getting into more reading slumps lately. I'm trying to read more lighthearted books with humor or quick-witted characters or diolouge. It seems to help some 😊

      I bet Jen's books would do the trick since I know she writes witty stories.

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  7. I haven't read enough of Jen's books yet to choose a favorite. So far I've enjoyed them all! As to my reading habits, I think I probably read a bit more since the pandemic.

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  8. I love all of Jen's books. I can't Southam I have a favorite because each of them are special in their own quirky way!

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  9. I am definitely reading more since the pandemic. I live reading on my kindle.

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  10. My favorite is Gertrude from Out of the Ordinary. She is so clumsy and I relate all too well to that. I also think she's very funny overall.

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  11. I'm reading more since the pandemic. I read 111 books in 2020, 67 in 2021 (dang thumb surgery) and I'm on my 14th book for 2022.

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  12. I have enjoyed reading several of Jen's books, appreciating the humor and positive stories.

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  13. I am probably reading more since the pandemic started.

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  14. I love all of Jen’s books and I am reading way more!

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  15. I love all of Jen's books! My favorite character is Gertrude! I've been reading s lot more since the pandemic. It's a nice way to escape!

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  16. Usually, my favorite Jen Turano book is her last. Only a couple have been 4 stars instead of 5.

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    1. I have, sadly, been reading less. Too many family things going on that take top priority. But I do make a point to read my favorite authors! :)

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  17. I have read more since the Pandemic began. I like Jen's books.

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  18. My favorite character is Temperance Flowerdew.

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  19. I have been reading much more since the pandemic began. Books are a great way to think of something else for a while.

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  20. Do you have a favorite Jen Turano book or character?
    I really liked Daphne Beekman. She made me laugh, but she was relatable.

    Are you reading more or less since the start of the pandemic?
    I was reading less, as I couldn't focus on anything. I think I'm back to my usual pace now though.

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  21. Bloggers' reviews really help me decide what books to read, and I am delighted by Jen Turano's wit and humor. I read a lot and listen to a lot of books every year. This year I'm working a little more than I have in recent years, so that leaves me a little less time to read. However, reading is my hobby and a great form of entertainment for me.

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