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Out of the Ordinary (#02 in Apart From The Crowd Series)

Out of the Ordinary (#02 in Apart From The Crowd Series)

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:Rollicking New Release from Humorous Historical Romance Author Jen Turano

Miss Gertrude Cadwalader hoped her position as the paid companion to Mrs. Davenport would be easy. But as she becomes acquainted with her employer, she realizes the wealthy Mrs. Davenport has a strange tendency to be a bit light-fingered with other people's trinkets. Gertrude is relieved when Mrs. Davenport decides to have a quiet summer away from the social scene--until the woman changes her mind in order to help a young socialite launch into society.

When Gertrude is caught in the act of trying to return one of the trinkets by Mrs. Sinclair, the mother of shipping magnate Harrison Sinclair, the woman jumps to an unfortunate conclusion. Harrison is determined to mend fences with Miss Cadwalader, but he's unprepared for the escapades a friendship with her will entail.

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:Rollicking New Release from Humorous Historical Romance Author Jen Turano

Miss Gertrude Cadwalader hoped her position as the paid companion to Mrs. Davenport would be easy. But as she becomes acquainted with her employer, she realizes the wealthy Mrs. Davenport has a strange tendency to be a bit light-fingered with other people's trinkets. Gertrude is relieved when Mrs. Davenport decides to have a quiet summer away from the social scene--until the woman changes her mind in order to help a young socialite launch into society.

When Gertrude is caught in the act of trying to return one of the trinkets by Mrs. Sinclair, the mother of shipping magnate Harrison Sinclair, the woman jumps to an unfortunate conclusion. Harrison is determined to mend fences with Miss Cadwalader, but he's unprepared for the escapades a friendship with her will entail.

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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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Fun Read
4 stars By Rochelle, NSW, Jan 14 2018
Jen Turano writes a fun and romantic story in Out of the Ordinary. Gertrude Cadwalader works for an eccentric employer who carries some hidden secrets. Gertrude becomes friends with Shipping magnate Harrison Sinclair. When Mrs Davenports antics put Gertrude in a misunderstanding between Mrs Sinclair and Harrison what can be done? How far can Mrs Davenport go before Gertrude will stand up for herself? 
With outrageous moments and heartfelt warmth, you'll enjoy turning the pages of this unfolding story. Well worth finding out what happens in this story.
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Very Funny
5 stars By Jacqui, Jan 10 2018
This is the second book in the Apart From the Crowd series and continues the story with Gertrude this time and all the characters from the first book are in it getting up to their usual antics. Jen Turano's characters as always are full of fun with a dash of vulnerability. The interaction between Gertrude and Harrison is sweet and funny. There were parts of this story where I laughed so much I cried tears.  An enjoyable book to read and I am looking forward to the next installment.
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Slow start but fast finish
4 stars By Iola, Dec 12 2017
Out of the Ordinary felt as though it took a long time to get going. There was a lot happening. But it all took place in a very short period of time. 

Out of the Ordinary was full of Jen Turano's trademark witty writing, with plenty of nonsensical plot elements. We briefly met Gertrude and Mrs Davenport in an earlier novel, so we know she is a woman with aspirations to fashion. Aspirations and money she may have, but taste she does not. Gertrude is often the victim of Mrs Davenport's fashion crimes, such as the offending bustle in Out of the Ordinary.

The second half was much better than the first. The romance perhaps proceeded more quickly than I might prefer, but it worked. I enjoyed the strong Christian undertones.

Yes, Out of the Ordinary is part of a series.Although Out of the Ordinary can be read as a standalone novel, it would be better to read the earlier stories first. Otherwise the sheer number of characters (and personalities) introduced at the beginning of Out of the Ordinary might be overwhelming.

A must-read for all Jen Turano fans, and those who like some wit and intelligence in their Gilded Age romance.

Thanks to Bethany House Publishing and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
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  • Catalogue Code 479794
  • Product Code 9780764217951
  • ISBN 076421795X
  • EAN 9780764217951
  • Pages 352
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Romance
  • Publisher Bethany House Publishers
  • Publication Date Nov 2017
  • Sales Rank #11073
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.312kg

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