I became a Jen Turano fan after reading her first book. I just finished the third book in her Ladies of Distinction series and they just keep getting better. In each of the novels set during the gilded age, the primary female character is what many would describe as somewhat eccentric. However you might describe them, they do not exhibit the usual behavior for proper ladies of that era, yet they are all women of excellent character. I have loved and laughed at the antics of each heroine and Felicia can hold her own with both Eliza and Arabella from the previous two novels.

I thoroughly enjoyed Felicia and her penchant for getting into trouble even when she was trying to do the right thing. It was encouraging to watch her discover how to really be herself.  And Grayson – what a perfectly imperfect hero he was. Weighted down with guilt from his past he tried so hard not to fall for Felicia but was such a caring person he could not stop himself from trying to protect Felicia and eventually loving her. I was glad to see him learn to rely on God and accept His forgiveness. The dialogue between Felicia and Grayson as well as other characters was so entertaining. I found myself trying to stifle my laughter as I read while my husband slept.

I also enjoyed catching up with Eliza, Hamilton, and Piper from “Change of Fortune” and Arabella and Theodore from “A Most Peculiar Circumstance”. I do hope that there will be at least one more book in this series because I would love to see how Agatha’s story ends.

“A Talent For Trouble” is a great book and can easily stand alone – but if you have not read the previous two books of the series, you would miss so much fun if you pass them up.

This book was provided for review by the author and her publisher
Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


A Talent For TroubleFor 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 more than enough of spreading his wings and only hopes to settle into the life of a respectable New York gentleman. Prompted by some 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 one another out of trouble?

Read an excerpt from A Talent For Trouble HERE.

Read what the author has to say about A Talent For Trouble HERE.

What others are saying about Jen Turano’s books:

This madcap battle of the sexes is the sequel to Turano’s hilarious A Change of Fortune, and it is perfect for any readerwho enjoys stories bubbling with humor.”
—Booklist on A Most Peculiar Circumstance (starred review)A Top 10 Pick for Romance!
A Talent for Troubleis a laugh-out-loud historical romance with feisty, fun-loving characters who want to live the way they want to—not the way society demands.”
—RT Book Reviews (four stars)


Jen TuranoJen Turano, author of A Change of Fortune, A Most Peculiar Circumstance, and A Talent for Trouble, is a graduate of the University of Akron with a degree in Clothing and Textiles. She is a member of ACFW and lives in a suburb of Denver, Colorado. Visit her website at