This book was supplied to me by Bethany House Publishing in exchange for a Review.
Description of Story
Miss Permilia Griswold may have been given the opportunity of a debut into New York high society, but no one warned her she wasn’t guaranteed to “take.” After spending the last six years banished to the wallflower section of the ballroom, she’s finally putting her status on the fringes of society to good use by penning anonymous society gossip columns under the pseudonym “Miss Quill.”
Mr. Asher Rutherford has managed to maintain his status as a reputable gentleman of society despite opening his own department store. While pretending it’s simply a lark to fill his time, he has quite legitimate reasons for needing to make his store the most successful in the country.
Then Permilia overhears a threat against the estimable Mr. Rutherford, she’s determined to find and warn the man. Disgruntled at a first meeting that goes quite poorly and results in Asher not believing her, she decides to take matters into her own hands, never realizing she’ll end up at risk as well.
As Asher and Permilia are forced to work together and spend time away from the spotlight of society, perhaps there’s more going on behind the scenes than they ever could have anticipated. . . .
This book is the 1st book in Apart From The Crowd Series by Jen Turano. This is the first book I have ever read by Jen Turano and it won’t be the last, she was GREAT. In fact, I loved this book so much I couldn’t hardly put it down. I laughed so much in this book and I have never read a book where I laughed so hard.
This is the first book in the series and can’t wait until Jen Turano comes out with the next one. The book starts out as Permilia Griswold attends the Ball of the Town at the Vandermilt Mansion. She carries a secret of what she does in private and then she comes across Asher Rutherford, who owns a very well known department store in New York City. They get to know each other better as the story goes and Permilia just doesn’t know if that is good or not. Then Permilia overhears some bad things are said about Asher and she lets Asher know this.
After the ball is over with, Permilia and her friend, Gertrude, start following Asher to protect him so to speak. Then everyone finds out Permilia carries a gun, to me she is so funny. Then Permilia moves into a very nice hotel and Asher hires Pinkerton guards to protect her. This is all I am going to say about this book or I will ruin it for you. This is a GREAT book and one that you will enjoy especially if you like Jen Turano as much as I do.
I would suggest this book and this series to my friends and family. Again, it is just GREAT, I couldn’t hardly put this book down. Wonderful story. Thank you Jen Turano for giving us such a GREAT book. Thank you Bethany House for giving me an opportunity to read this book and give my review.