Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Storing Up Trouble

Storing up Trouble
by Jen Turano

Storing Up Trouble is the third book in the awesome American Heiresses series. Jen Turano brings the challenging life of debutants in the late 19th century to life. But these aren't just any debutants, these are complex women who are not at all enamored with all the expectations their parents' wealth brings. And the results are always hilarious.

Miss Beatrix Waterbury has always had a soft spot in her heart for the women's suffrage movement, but when she is sent for an extended stay at her aunt's home in Chicago she gets a whole new understanding for the challenges of the working class. It starts when she is a victim in a train robbery where she 'saves' the life of a scientist who doesn't understand women at all and who is unaware of her heritage. Needless to say they become easily offended by each other, but nevertheless sparks will fly.

I am always joyful when Jen Turano publishes a new book. No matter what my mood or what is going on in the world, the situations her characters find themselves in never fail to make me laugh out loud. I'm fascinated with this period in history and somewhat horrified by the expectations placed on wealthy young women of the day, and Jen brings heart and soul to those we might think of as unrealistically proper and poised. I highly recommend all of her books!

After Miss Beatrix Waterbury suffers multiple mishaps due to her involvement with the suffrage movement, her mother decides a change of scenery is in order for her incorrigible daughter. Banished from New York, Beatrix is sent off for an extended stay with her Aunt Gladys in Chicago.

Mr. Norman Nesbit, a gentleman and brilliant man of science devoted to his work, doesn't have time to be distracted with members of the feminine set. When robbers descend on the train, intent on divesting him from his important research papers, Norman is thrust into Beatrix's company when she has the audacity to interfere -- leaving him no choice but to try to save her from herself.

When Beatrix's life is put at stake after she takes employment as a salesgirl, she and Norman find themselves propelled into each other's company again and again. With danger and intrigue dogging their every step, they become surprisingly drawn to each other -- until information comes to light that threatens this relationship that's barely had a chance to blossom.

Jen Turano, A USA Today bestselling author, has written four historical romance series. She ios a member of ACFW and RWA and live sin a suburb of Denver, Colorado. Visit her website at

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