Sunday, April 30, 2017
Behind the Scenes!!
Here is another delightful read by Jen Turano which delves into a time period where High Society ruled the ballrooms of New York City. We meet Miss Permilla Griswold, the daughter of a very rich mine owner. Introduced to the high society by her Stepmother, while having to be on the outskirts of her stepsisters hunt for a husband. When Permilla was approached with an amazing opportunity to use her position as a wallflower as a way to earn some income. But her position as a wallflower also has put her into a very dangerous situation.
Upon overhearing a conversation between two men that leaves her fear the for life of a well-known merchant Asher Rutherford. With help of some very unlikely friends, Permilla sets out to keep Asher safe from harm. The more time they spend together, Asher starts to realise there is more to his wallflower than what he sees on the outside. Will they be able to solve the mystery of who is plotting to kill them?
The twists and turns that take this story thru the streets of New York city also draw us into the ballrooms of the elite. Intermixed with the excitement and mystery is the humour of the antics of Permilla and her friends. I love the sprinkle of romance with a murder plot that hangs over the main characters heads, The references to the changes in the workforce with women being able to further their education and hold a job. Reading bits of history in books well written like this is something I love. Jen Turano turned out another outstanding story that gives us a glimpse into history.
I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Bethany House publishers as part of their blogging program. The opinions expressed are my own and I am not required to give a positive critique.