Monday, March 23, 2015

"After a Fashion" by Jen Turano

About this book:

  “Miss Harriet Peabody dreams of the day she can open up a shop selling refashioned gowns to independent working women like herself. Unfortunately, when an errand for her millinery shop job goes sadly awry due to a difficult customer, she finds herself out of an income.
  Mr. Oliver Addleshaw is on the verge of his biggest business deal yet when he learns his potential partner prefers to deal with men who are settled down and wed. When Oliver witnesses his ex not-quite-fiance cause the hapless Harriet to lose her job, he tries to make it up to her by enlisting her help in making a good impression on his business partner.
  Harriet quickly finds her love of fashion can't make her fashionable. She'll never truly fit into Oliver's world, but just as she's ready to call off the fake relationship, fancy dinners, and elegant balls, a threat from her past forces both Oliver and Harriet to discover that love can come in the most surprising packages.”

Series: Book #1 in the “A Class of Their Own” series. {Book #2 will be releasing in July!}

Spiritual Content- Talks about God & His Will with the Reverend; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘shut up’, a ‘stupid’, and three forms of ‘idiot’; Sarcasm; Mentions of drinking, gambling & smoking; a Mention of a dead infant (no details).

Sexual Content- Two almost kisses/Wanting to kiss and Two semi-detailed kisses; Hand kisses; Noticing & Staring; Silas is married but still hints about mistresses & brothels; Aunt Jane tells Harriet that she’s illegitimate and her mother was a man’s mistress; Love, falling in love, & the emotions. 

-Harriet Peabody, age 22
-Oliver Addleshaw, age 31
                                         P.O.V. switches between them. (With the Epilogue in the Reverend’s)
                                              Set in 1882
                                                        346 pages

Pre Teens-
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Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating- 
This was such a cute book! I’ve been looking forward to Jen Turano’s next book ever since finishing “A Match of Wits” back in July! Like the first book in the author’s debut series, I laughed many, many times! The only thing I wish there was more Spiritual content in “After a Fashion”, but I will continue with this series as the next books come out! (And hopefully there’ll be more Spiritual content!) :)

See y’all on Wednesday with a new review!

*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.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Bethany House) for this review.


  1. I've heard great things about Jen Turano! Her books all sounds cute and funny. Thanks for the review!

  2. I loved this book!!! Can't wait for the next one:)