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Behind the Scenes (#01 in Apart From The Crowd Series)

Jen Turano

Behind the Scenes (#01 in Apart From The Crowd Series)

Jen Turano

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:Start of a Delightful New Series from Historical Romance Author Jen Turano

Miss Permilia Griswold may have been given the opportunity of a debut into New York high society, but no one warned her she wasn't guaranteed to "take." After spending the last six years banished to the wallflower section of the ballroom, she's finally putting her status on the fringes of society to good use by penning anonymous society gossip columns under the pseudonym "Miss Quill."

Mr. Asher Rutherford has managed to maintain his status as a reputable gentleman of society despite opening his own department store. While pretending it's simply a lark to fill his time, he has quite legitimate reasons for needing to make his store the most successful in the country.
When Permilia overhears a threat against the estimable Mr. Rutherford, she's determined to find and warn the man. Disgruntled at a first meeting that goes quite poorly and results in Asher not believing her, she decides to take matters into her own hands, never realizing she'll end up at risk as well.

As Asher and Permilia are forced to work together and spend time away from the spotlight of society, perhaps there's more going on behind the scenes than they ever could have anticipated... .

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About "Behind the Scenes (#01 in Apart From The Crowd Series)"

:Start of a Delightful New Series from Historical Romance Author Jen Turano

Miss Permilia Griswold may have been given the opportunity of a debut into New York high society, but no one warned her she wasn't guaranteed to "take." After spending the last six years banished to the wallflower section of the ballroom, she's finally putting her status on the fringes of society to good use by penning anonymous society gossip columns under the pseudonym "Miss Quill."

Mr. Asher Rutherford has managed to maintain his status as a reputable gentleman of society despite opening his own department store. While pretending it's simply a lark to fill his time, he has quite legitimate reasons for needing to make his store the most successful in the country.
When Permilia overhears a threat against the estimable Mr. Rutherford, she's determined to find and warn the man. Disgruntled at a first meeting that goes quite poorly and results in Asher not believing her, she decides to take matters into her own hands, never realizing she'll end up at risk as well.

As Asher and Permilia are forced to work together and spend time away from the spotlight of society, perhaps there's more going on behind the scenes than they ever could have anticipated... .

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Meet the Author

Jen Turano

Jen Turano is a graduate of the University of Akron with a degree in Clothing and Textiles. She pursued a career in management for nine years before switching to full-time motherhood after the birth of her son. When she's not writing, Jen can be found watching her teenage son participate in various activities, taking long walks with her husband and dog, socializing with friends, or delving into a good book. She lives in suburban Denver, Colorado. Learn more at www.jenturano.com. A

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Witty and Fun
4 stars By Hannah, Jun 13 2017
I loved the delightfully crazy conversations between the two main characters in this book, something I've come to expect in any of Jen Turano's books! The characters have a habit of circumventing tradition, making life all that bit more interesting. There was more intrigue than I was expecting but it certainly kept me interested all the way to the last page wondering how on earth they were going to make it to the end with all the shenanigans they were getting up to. I liked the overarching theme of finding not just who you are and valuing yourself for it but also the acceptance that God made you like that for a purpose. Great story and can't wait for more.  
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A New Jen Turano Series!
4 stars By Iola, May 08 2017
Jen Turano is one of my favourite Christian historical romance authors. I love her characters, her witty dialogue, and the underlying truth (Truth) in her novels. And Behind the Scenes is no exception. 

The story has touches of Cinderella, with Permilia as the motherless girl, a self-centred stepmother and an even more self-centred step-sister, an absent but loving father, and Mr Asher Rutherford, the owner of one of New York's biggest department stores, as Prince Charming. 

But there is also a suspense element, after Permilia overhears a death threat against Mr Rutherford ... and he doesn't believe her. This leads a quirky troupe of characters on what is best described as a merry chase as Permilia and Asher spend more and more time together as they attempt to find the source of the threat. 

My one issue was that there were parts of the story I didn't quite understand, almost as if I'd missed something ... I had. I'd missed At Your Request, the free novella introducing this new series (partly because the novella didn't release until January 2017 and I couldn't resist reading this as soon as the review copy was available. In December 2016). Anyway, I suggest you don't make the same mistake.

Recommended for fans of witty historical romance. 

Thanks to Bethany House and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
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Delightful and Hilarious
5 stars By Jacqui, May 02 2017
I fell in love with this book from the start.  Permilia is just as unique and fun as her name. The situations she gets herself into and her interactions with Asher are funny and intriguing. I loved all the complimenting characters too.  As this is the first book in a series I can't wait for the next ones and have had fun guessing which characters from this book will be the main ones in the next book.
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  • Catalogue Code 462496
  • Product Code 9780764217944
  • ISBN 0764217941
  • EAN 9780764217944
  • Pages 352
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Romance
  • Publisher Bethany House Publishers
  • Publication Date Apr 2017
  • Sales Rank #12306
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.315kg

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