Thursday, July 17, 2014

"A Talent for Trouble" by Jen Turano



About this book:

  “For years, Miss Felicia Murdock's every thought and action have been in pursuit of becoming a minister's wife. When the minister she'd set her sights on has other ideas, she decides something in her life needs to change--and soon--before she wastes any more time pretending to be someone she's not. If that means spreading her wings and embracing a more lively way of life, who's to say nay?
   Grayson Sumner, Lord Sefton, has had his fill of spreading his wings and only hopes to settle into the life of a respectable New York gentleman. Prompted by friends to lift the spirits of the disappointed-in-love Miss Murdock, he is surprised to encounter an adventurous young lady with an unfortunate knack for stumbling into troublesome situations.
   Just as Grayson decides he's had quite enough of her antics, his past comes back to haunt him and his presence in Felicia's life endangers her. As they work together to extricate themselves from this latest complication, will Grayson and Felicia decide they want to spend the rest of their lives keeping each other out of trouble?



 Series: Book 3 in the “Ladies of Distinction” series {The novella prologue, “Gentleman of Her Dreams”, review Here!; Book #1, “A Change of Fortune”, Here!; and Book #2, “A Most Peculiar Circumstance”, Here! {I would recommend reading this series in order.}}


Spiritual Content- Felicia has a strong Faith; Prayers; Talks about God, forgiveness, & how He works; Grayson says he doesn’t think God can forgive him for what he’s done.


Negative Content- Blood parts (not detailed & a semi), Guns get pointed (highest being a semi-detailed), semi-detailed fighting (like physical fighting), and Murder (prior to the book, lightly semi-detailed); Going to a pub & people drinking; Opium (& opium dens) play a major role in this book, but it does not say what opium is except that people were/are smoking it.     


Sexual Content- a ‘hag’ and a ‘hoyd*n’; A couple not-detailed kisses; Grayson notices Felicia’s curves (semi-detailed); Love & Falling in love.

-Felicia Murdock
-Grayson Sumner
                                         P.O.V. switches between them.
                                              Set in 1881
                                                        342 pages

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My personal Rating-


I found the parts about China interesting but I did not like how all the Chinese people were either dead, trouble, or mean. “A Talent for Trouble”’s wittiness is just in between book #1, “A Change of Fortune”, and book #2, “A Most Peculiar Circumstance”.  Enjoyed this book but probably best for 15+.


See y'all tomorrow with the review of the last book in this series!



*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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