About the Book
When Miss Beatrix Waterbury's Chicago-bound train ride is interrupted by a heist, Mr. Norman Nesbit, a man of science who believes his research was the target of the heist, comes to her aid. Despite the fact that they immediately butt heads, they join forces to make a quick escape.
Upon her arrival in Chicago, Beatrix is surprised to discover her supposedly querulous Aunt Gladys shares her own suffragette passions. Encouraged by Gladys to leave her sheltered world, Beatrix begins working as a salesclerk at the Marshall Field and Company department store. When she again encounters Norman on a shopping expedition, he is quickly swept up in the havoc she always seems to attract.
But when another attempt is made to part Norman from his research papers, and it becomes clear Beatrix's safety is also at risk, they soon discover the curious way feelings can grow between two very different people in the midst of chaos.
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Jen never, and I mean never, disappoints. Beatrix and Norman will have you glued to the page immediately with their quirks, their disputes, and their beautiful complexity as hero and heroine. Norman is quite the unexpected hero as a quirky, yet endearing scientist type. Beatrix acts anything but an heiress, and the dialogue and humorous situations that arise between the two teasing each other is quite the story. Did I mention some action from as early as page 1 as well? As always, Jen's sub-characters always contribute to the story in their own way and every page transports you to the time and place. I love how the hero and heroine speak properly and in tune with the 1880s, and yet they manage to banter and be really down to earth characters to relate to at the same time. All the while, Jen spins a tale of a delicate, blossoming romance, with a light thread of faith as well as a visit from previous heroines in the series. Jen's historical descriptions, development, plot twists and continuity, and one of a kind characters weave together seamlessly for an unforgettable historical romance. If you're not a fan already, pick up this book and you will understand why so many are.
I received a complimentary copy of this book, and all opinions given are entirely my own.
About the Author
Named One of the Funniest Voices in Inspirational Romance by Booklist, Jen Turano is a USA Today Best-Selling Author, known for penning quirky historical romances set in the Gilded Age. Her books have earned Publisher Weekly and Booklist starred reviews, top picks from Romantic Times, and praise from Library Journal. She’s been a finalist twice for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards and had two of her books listed in the top 100 romances of the past decade from Booklist. When she’s not writing, she spends her time outside of Denver, CO. She can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jenturanoauthor/ or visit her on the web at www.jenturano.com. She is represented by the Natasha Kern Literary Agency.