As you may or may not know, last weekend I attended the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat (CFRR) in Rockville, MD. I had such an amazing time and met met some incredible authors, bloggers, and readers while I was there. I will be sharing some blog posts to share more about my trip, but for this week I wanted to feature one of the books from my swag bag 🙂
September 1883–New York City
The first inkling Miss Temperance Flowerdew had that her rather mundane day was about to turn anything but mundane happened when a closed carriage trundled up beside her, keeping pace with her every step as she walked down the sidewalk adjacent to Broadway.
I recently read my first book by Jen Turano called Flights of Fancy. I’ve had this one on my TBR for quite some time as well but I plan on starting at the beginning of the series. One thing that is often talked about Jen’s books is the humor found within the pages. After reading Flights of Fancy and now meeting her in person, I can share that her sense of humor is more than enough reason to pick up each of her books! A certain friend of mine may or may not have won an entire chest of her books at CFRR, and I may or may not admit I’m a bit jealous 😉
About the Book:
After years of hiding her true nature, Miss Temperance Flowerdew is finally enjoying freedom outside of the shadow of her relations, so the last thing she expected on her way to work was to be grabbed off the street by a stranger and put on a train bound for Chicago.
When Mr. Gilbert Cavendish is called upon to rescue a missing woman, he follows the trail to Chicago only to discover that the woman is his good friend, Temperance. Before they can discover who was behind her abduction, they’re spotted alone together by a New York society matron, putting their reputations at risk.
Even though Gilbert is willing to propose marriage, Temperance is determined not to lose her newfound independence. But when the misunderstanding in Chicago escalates into a threat on her life, accepting Gilbert’s help in solving the mystery may lead to more than she ever could have dreamed.
About the Author:
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.
Now it’s your turn!
Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books.