Book Review: At Your Request by Jen Turano (An Apart from the Crowd Novella)
Review by Joanne Troppello
Book: At Your Request
Author: Jen Turano
This novella takes place in January 1883 in New York City.
You can just feel the chemistry between Wilhelmina and Edgar oozing off the page. I loved "watching" them rekindle their romance.
This book was satisfying for a novella. Usually, they don't interest me as much since they are not generally as developed as a novel - which is normal due to the difference in length.
I love period pieces and this book did not disappoint. I loved the details that created interesting word pictures in my mind.
I highly recommend this book.
About the Book
After her father lost the family's fortune, Wilhelmina was cast out of the fashionable set and banished to the wallflower section. Taking a position as a social secretary to help support her family, she's mostly come to terms with her new status. But when her old friend Edgar returns to New York society for the first time since she rejected his marriage proposal, she's newly ashamed at how far she's fallen—and how hastily she dismissed him years ago. Her strategy is to avoid a face-to-face encounter at all costs, but he seems to have other plans. Will Edgar take advantage of their now reversed positions and make her regret her refusal, or is there still hope for a friendship between them--or something more? At Your Request is an e-only novella that gives an exciting introduction to Jen Turano's new Gilded Age historical romance series, Apart From the Crowd! Includes an extended excerpt of the first full-length novel in the series, Behind the Scenes.
About the Author
Jen Turano is the author of eight books and two novellas. A graduate of the University of Akron, she has a degree in clothing and textiles, is a member of ACFW, and lives in Denver, Colorado. For more information, visit her at her website.
About the Reviewer
Joanne Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.
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