Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Review & Giveaway: A Talent for Trouble by Jen Turano


A Talent for Trouble by Jen Turano
Ladies of Distinction: Book Three
Bethany House / 2013
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the 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 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?

My rating:
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My thoughts:


I didn't enjoy A Talent for Trouble as much as I thought I would, and I think one of the reasons for that is because I read this one right after finishing books one and two - there were just too many similarities in the stories and that just annoyed/frustrated me. I think if I would have only read this book (or read it months after the others), I would have enjoyed it more. Also, there were some things in A Talent for Trouble that just didn't seem believable to me.

I was surprised by how much I liked the main hero. I think he might be my favorite from the books so far. I didn't love Felicia's character, but she wasn't horrible either. I am still really looking forward to Agatha's book - her story sounds so good!

The plot to this story might be my favorite, but overall I just didn't enjoy it all that much. There were parts I really liked, but also things I didn't and it was just an okay read for me. I see many people on Goodreads have loved A Talent for Trouble, so I could be the only one that didn't connect to it and you might like it.

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31 comments:

  1. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the book as much as you thought to, I understand some of the reasons you listed and I know you're not the only one who feels that way. Felicia also annoyed me at some parts of the story, but I loved her heart despite some of her foolhardy ways :)

    I agree, I liked the hero in this story more also :) He enhances the plot tremendously. I'm also looking forward to Agatha's story, that one might be the most enjoyable of the series!

    So glad you gave this book a chance despite you not liking it as much as I did, you amaze me by how FAST you went through Jen's books!! Thanks for your honest review, Mel, and hoping you have more good reads to enjoy :) Hugs to you!! *this is not an entry*

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    1. Thanks, Kara! I think Agatha's story is going to be the most enjoyable - at least it's the one I'm most excited about. :)

      Thanks for commenting! :)

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  2. I'm sorry I haven't read any, but would love to.

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  3. No I don't believe I have read any books by this author

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  4. I have not read any of Jen Turano's books, sorry.

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  5. I have not read any of her books before. They could be good. I would enjoy reading and finding out!

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  6. I have read both of Jen's other books. I usually like her characters so I am looking forward to reading A Talent for Trouble. Thank you for your review I found your take on it interesting.
    mcnuttjem0(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. This sounds like a fun series. I'll have to check it out.

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  8. I haven't read any of Jen's previous work yet but I'd like to try to win this one for my wife. I think she'd really enjoy it. Thanks.

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  9. I haven't read any of Jen's books yet. I'll have to pick them up at my local library.

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  10. I am currently reading A change of Fortune and love it. I would love to win a copy of this book. The more I read about this book, the more I want to read it.

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  11. I liked your review. It's both open and honest. Those are the kind of reviews I prefer.

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  12. I'm totally looking forward to this book! Thanks for your honest opinion.

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  13. Thank you for the review. I haven't read any of her books yet, but they look good. I would love to win a copy.

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  14. I'm right in the middle of reading it and I love it. But you are right about it being similar to the other books. They are all very much alike, but I've read them far enough apart that it hasn't bothered me. I also like this book's hero the best.

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  15. I haven't had the opportunity to read any of Jen Turano's books, but I've read good reviews.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. I haven't read any of her books yet. I do want to though.

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  17. I haven't read any of Jen's books, yet. I appreciate your review. I am looking forward to reading a book by this author.

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  18. I haven't but I would like to! I love historical fiction with a dab of romance and this fits the bill!

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  19. Thanks for this give-away. And, the review. I would love to put my name in the drawing.
    MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

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  20. Thanks for the review and give-away. I would love a chance to read this! Sonja.nishimoto (at) gmail (dot) com I haven't read these books so would still like to give it a try!

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  21. Sharon Richmond BryantNovember 7, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Enter me!!
    Sharon Richmond Bryant
    Conway,SC.
    sharonruth126@gmail.com

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  22. I read "Gentleman of Her Dreams" a while back... Really enjoyed it & I'm looking forward to reading some more of her books! :)

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  23. I haven't read any of her books. But would really love to!

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  24. I have read the previous book in the series and would love a chance to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. Felicia Murdock reminds me of someone I know. I'm anxious to read the book and find out if they really do have the same personality.

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  26. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book for the tour.

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  27. I have a book in this series to read. I would love to have this book to go along with it. Thanks!
    Nancycooks4u(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. I have not read her books before she is a new to me author

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  29. I've read Gentleman of Her Dreams, it was a fun read.

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