A Talent for Trouble   -     By: Jen Turano
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Determined that something needs to change--and soon--Felicia discovers she is finally ready to spread her wings and embrace life the way she's always wanted.

Grayson Sumner--or Lord Sefton, as he's officially known--has had more than enough of spreading his wings and only hopes to settle into the life of a normal, respectable New York gentleman. Prompted by some well-meaning friends to lift the spirits of the disappointed-in-love Miss Murdock, he is surprised to encounter a young lady who seems to have become quite adventurous and quite determined to get herself into all sorts of troublesome situations.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0764211269
ISBN-13: 9780764211263
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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?

Author Bio

Jen Turano, author of A Change of Fortune, A Most Peculiar Circumstance, and A Talent for Trouble, is a graduate of the University of Akron with a degree in Clothing and Textiles. She is a member of ACFW and lives in a suburb of Denver, Colorado. Visit her website at www.jenturano.com.

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  1. Kimberley, BC
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A Talent for Trouble
    August 7, 2015
    Yellow flower
    Kimberley, BC
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 0
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    Meets Expectations: 0
    This novel takes place in 1881 in New York at a time when the dresses were very large and ladies were ladies and gentlemen were gentlemen. Although personalities were ahead of their time and so trouble and situations were not the normal fare. This novel is a funny, witty and a light read, thoroughly enjoyed the characters and the time period.
  2. Central NY
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    This may have been my favourite of the series
    July 20, 2015
    Jennifer
    Central NY
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I have so enjoyed this series of books from Jen Turano. They are light and fun and whimsical and such a treat after all the terrible news in the real world. Felicia, the main character in this story, has disguised her true self in order to appeal to a man she was never meant for nor ever really loved. Ive known this girl, or at least a version of this girl, in some of my friends and can certainly see in myself where I have tried to be or thought I should be someone I am not in order to fit in, or be cared for or just to protect myself though certainly not in the degree of dear Miss Murdock. This story does stand on its own, but truly the rest of the series is so fun it would be a pity not to read them all!
  3. Oklahoma
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A Talent for Trouble
    March 19, 2015
    aunt Di
    Oklahoma
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Cute, entertaining, Our heroine is somewhat impulsive and immature., still enjoyable and funny.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Absolutely Loved It
    March 15, 2015
    Lily
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Enjoyed every page of this book.. great sense of humor, great story
  5. Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 11, 2014
    alwaysreading
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    For four years Felicia Murdock has believed that God has ordained her to be Reverend Frasers' wife. With that goal in mind she sets about to become the perfect ministers wife changing everything about her from her personality to her wardrobe. However when the good Reverend weds another and her mother invites Lord Grayson Sumner to escort Felicia to an event, Felicia begins to wonder if God doesn't have another path for her life.

    With a horrifying past that he feels no woman should have to endure, Grayson Sumner, Lord Sefton, has sworn off women. That is until he meets Felicia. With her endless energy and adventurous spirit, Grayson begins to feel the ice that has encased his heart begin to thaw and feelings that he thought he buried long ago start to resurface.

    Truth be told, I wasn't really impressed by Grayson when we read about him in the authors previous books but I actually enjoyed the character in this book. The backstory and the strengths and weakness that the author choose to for him worked extremely well. He turned out to be quite the unexpected hero.

    I thought that Felicia and Grayson worked well together. They were believable as a couple and it was amusing to read about them. I also enjoyed the scenes with Grayson's adopted daughter Ming. Being three years old, I thought her character was written as a real three year old would be, which made the scenes she was in very authentic.

    The story overall was well written and great fun to read. There were many place that I found myself laughing out loud. But I also found a couple of places in the story that were a little over the top. The social issue that the author chose to include in her story was something I have not read in too much Christian fiction. The author was both honest and real about the effects that it had on the people of the time.

    This author has quickly become one of my favorites. She has a great flair for the dramatic which is can be a great change of pace. If you like historical fiction I believe that you would enjoy this book.
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