After A Fashion


 I cannot get enough of Jen Turano’s books. Perhaps it is because I tend to be a bit glum at times and her novels help to get me out of the dumps. Or it may just be that it is  because her books are filled with some of the most feisty, witty, and sometimes even outrageous characters that I just have to love them.

It is entirely possible that “After a Fashion” could be the most over-the-top Turano offering yet. There were times it bordered on slapstick comedy and I loved every minute of it! The characters are wonderful! Each one is a distinct individual and despite some of the craziness, believe it or not, each was entirely plausible. Harriet and Oliver were both special characters who were perfect for each other even if they took awhile to realize it. And Harriet’s roommates were an added bonus. I am hoping to find future books featuring each of them.

“After a Fashion” is just such a fun-filled story yet it has plenty of depth to it also. It is not just fluff. As always, I found a serious spiritual message woven throughout the story. There is also a bit of danger and mystery that apparently will continue into the next book of the series. I certainly don’t mind that – it just makes me anxious for its release.

Readers, if you have not experienced Jen Turano’s novels, please don’t wait any longer. “After a Fashion” would be an excellent book to begin.

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


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.

Read an excerpt from “After A Fashion” HERE.


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