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Jen Turano

Author of A Change of Fortune

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Works by Jen Turano

A Change of Fortune (2012) 228 copies, 31 reviews
A Most Peculiar Circumstance (2013) 133 copies, 20 reviews
After a Fashion (2015) 122 copies, 15 reviews
A Talent for Trouble (2013) 120 copies, 8 reviews
Gentleman of Her Dreams (2012) 93 copies, 4 reviews
A Match of Wits (2014) 92 copies, 12 reviews
Flights of Fancy (2019) 89 copies, 15 reviews
In Good Company (2015) 85 copies, 11 reviews
To Steal a Heart (2020) 85 copies, 23 reviews
Behind the Scenes (Apart From the Crowd) (2017) 84 copies, 14 reviews
Diamond in the Rough (2019) 82 copies, 15 reviews
Playing the Part (2016) 78 copies, 13 reviews
A Match in the Making (2023) 74 copies, 33 reviews
Storing Up Trouble (2020) 70 copies, 24 reviews
Out of the Ordinary (Apart From the Crowd) (2017) 69 copies, 13 reviews

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I am a longtime Jen Turano fan. I recommend her books quite frequently, especially to those who are looking for a fun, lighthearted read or a book to get them over a reading slump. I will be a bit more cautious about recommending this one. Meeting Her Match goes beyond fun and lighthearted into corny and silly. The interesting mystery of identifying would-be-kidnappers quickly fell to the wayside until the last quarter of the book. I would especially caution residents of Appalachia and those who hold the region in special affection. I do look forward to Turano's next book. She has too many wonderful books under her belt for me not to anticipate another wonderful one.

I am grateful to have received a complimentary copy of Meeting Her Match from Bethany House via NetGalley without obligation. All opinions expressed here are my own.
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claudia.castenir | 6 other reviews | Jul 16, 2024 |
After reading the previous books in the series, I was looking forward to Camilla’s story. It did not disappoint!
The story starts with an attempted kidnapping that leaves our perfect lady heroine soaked in a muddy river. Camilla and the hero are instantly at odds, but they end up being thrown together.
I am a fan of the haters-to-lovers’ trope, so I enjoyed reading the banter and the growing relationship of Camilla and Owen.
The book includes Jen’s signature humor. The supporting characters are quirky and fun. Crazy pets, including a marauding pig, add to the story.
And then, there is the infamous apple pie recipe…
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys rom-coms, historical romance in a unique setting, and fun characters.
I am grateful to have received a complimentary copy for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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MissJBluestocking | 6 other reviews | Jul 16, 2024 |
Jen Turano’s books never fail to delight me. Her wry and hilarious sense of humor, casts of quirky and endearing characters, and rib-tickling plots combine to make for hours of reading fun. Meeting Her Match is set in the Gilded Age, partly in the Hudson River Valley of New York, but mostly in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Renowned matchmaker, Camilla Pierpont, is recruited by Owen Chesterfield to help his sister become more acceptable in society. A dangerous situation prompts Camilla to accept his offer, since she feels she would be safer in West Virginia. She, of course, has to bring along her entourage of unconventional servants which, combined with the many eccentric characters in Owen’s family and vicinity, make for a lively and entertaining group. Adding to the fun are Esmerelda the pig, El Cid the cat, and Gladys the dog, along with a Chesterfield family apple pie recipe superstition.

Like many of her stories, Turano’s tale gives subtle (and some not so subtle) pokes at “High Society” and “the New York Four Hundred.” I liked the juxtaposition of high society New York and down-to-earth West Virginia, and the slow-burn relationship change between Camilla and Owen. They are some of my favorite Turano characters. I recommend this book and series to those who enjoy amusing, light-hearted historical romance. 4.5 stars

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from Bethany House. All opinions are my own.
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swissgranny | 6 other reviews | Jul 13, 2024 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
Miss Camilla Pierpont, a renowned matchmaker in New York's elite society, has vowed never to marry. Rescued from an abduction attempt by the outspoken Mr. Owen Chesterfield, she agrees to sponsor his sister's social rehabilitation and travels with him to West Virginia, where she finds herself charmed by Owen and his small hometown. As danger looms, Camilla faces the possibility of making her most spectacular match yet—her own.

Well, this was a fun, if a bit ridiculous, tale. It was light-hearted and good for a weekend afternoon. Camilla was a fun character to follow, though I didn’t feel as though she grew at all. She was the same person at the end of the book as she was when the story began. Owen was more interesting, and I enjoyed his part of the story.

I did not enjoy how there would be conversations about things that would have been more fun to see. I also felt like there were so many people saying ‘You’re perfect for each other’ but I didn’t really see it.

Overall, this was well-written and sweet. I would recommend it to anyone who loves silly historical adventures with some romance. I received an advance reader copy via NetGalley and all opinions expressed are my own.
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TheQuietReader | 6 other reviews | Jul 2, 2024 |

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