Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes  -     By: Jen Turano
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0764217941
ISBN-13: 9780764217944
Series: Apart From the Crowd

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Start of a Delightful New Series from Historical Romance Author Jen Turano

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.
When 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. . . .

Author Bio

Jen Turano, author of eight books and two novellas, is a graduate of the University of Akron with a degree in clothing and textiles. She is a member of ACFW and lives in Denver, Colorado. Visit her website at www.jenturano.com.

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  1. Brittany_BnBblog
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Behind the Scenes Jen Turano (4.5 Stars)
    March 21, 2017
    Brittany_BnBblog
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    In Behind the Scenes, Ms. Turano builds upon a set of characters first introduced in her e-novella, At Your Request. As the first full-length novel in the Apart from the Crowd series, Behind the Scenes follows the non-traditional social wallflower, Permilia Griswold. Growing up travelling through American mines with her businessman father, Permilia finds that she shares his mind for business, in spite of her step-mothers determined efforts to launch her into proper society. Instead, Permilia has found a role for herself as Miss Quill, an accomplished society columnist for one of the New York newspapers. During one particularly eventful society event, Permilia overhears a threat on the life of Asher Rutherford, one of New Yorks most reputable gentlemen and a successful department store owner. Out of necessity, they form an unlikely partnership to discover the source of the threat, even as they find an unexpected source of acceptance and future possibilities in one another.

    Ms. Turano creates a compelling set of characters and situations that will have her readers crying out for more incredible and humorous tales. Behind the Scenes offers a fascinating introduction to a great new historical series.

    Overall, I really enjoyed reading Behind the Scenes! Ms. Turanos characters are surprisingly varied, even as they feel comfortable and familiar within their historical setting. I especially enjoyed seeing how Ms. Turano built upon these characters and others first introduced in her novella, At Your Request, while offering a few sneak peaks at those that will continue to play a part in her forthcoming novels. While some sections of the novel felt unevenly paced, as a significant portion of the story is spent at a single social event, Ms. Turano uses this structure to introduce many of the novels significant characters and events. By the end of the novel, readers will be left highly satisfied with a fun and fascinating tale that breaks the mold of romantic fiction set in New York high society.

    Special thanks to NetGalley and Bethany House Publishing for the advanced copy of Behind the Scenes!

    Thanks!

    Brittany at the Books and Biscuits Blog
  2. Suzie
    Nashville, TN
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    New Series, New Characters, Same Humor
    March 13, 2017
    Suzie
    Nashville, TN
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Throughout this entire book, I found myself smiling, giggling, and even laughing out loud once or twice. Permilia and Asher play off each other and navigate the perfect comedic dance. From the first pages of Behind the Scenes, I liked Permilia. Snubbed by society but unwilling to let that determine her worth, she finds other occupations to keep her entertained during the many times shes not asked to dance. While shes a strong woman, she also has a shy side with most men that is endearing.

    The one man she has no problem speakingher mindwith is Asher Rutherford. A business man with whom her previous interactions would cause her stepmother palpitations if she knew the entire tale. Yet Ashers attentiveness and kind words cause her to view him in a different light.

    As she and Asher try to unravel the murder plot against him, and the threat to her now as well, will spending more time together make them appreciate the other more or will Permilias headstrong willfulness and Ashers stodgy opinions tear their budding relationship apart?

    The first full-length book in the Apart from the Crowd series, Behind the Scenes delivers Turanos spot on humor, a peek inside high society during the gilded age, and the fashions of the time. A truly delightful read.

    Disclosure statement:

    I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255.
  3. Debbie from ChristFocus
    Harrison, AR
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Heroine more crazy then uncoventional; story more soap opera than romance
    February 24, 2017
    Debbie from ChristFocus
    Harrison, AR
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    "Behind the Scenes" is a Christian romance set in 1883 in New York City. Having read Turano's books before, I expected unconventional characters who don't care what society thinks and humor resulting from the silly situations they end up in. Unfortunately, the characters were borderline insane in this one, and their irrational behavior is intended to get the laughs.

    I expected Permilia to be observant and clever. But, no. She danced a complete quadrille without noticing that everyone else was doing a set pattern and only she was making up steps. Her dancing usually results in injury to others, yet she agreed to dance with two men whom she likes. Really? The first 35% of the book was this lavish ball where Permilia blundered into trouble or panicked when men tried to talk with her.

    Despite Asher inexplicably being attracted by Permilia's blundering (and perfume) at the ball, he refused to take her warning about an assassin seriously. The book description made it sound like Asher and Permilia would work together to figure out who's after them. Nope, they left figuring that out to other people. Permilia spent more time trying to figure out what God wanted her to do with her life. And more scenes were about various woman throwing things or trying to strangle each other than on murder attempts by an assassin. There was no sex or bad language.

    I received an ebook review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
  4. Heart2Heart
    Victorville, CA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Love this strong-willed and fearless Permilia! Watch out high society!
    January 31, 2017
    Heart2Heart
    Victorville, CA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Fans of traditional regencies will definitely LOVE Jen Turano's latest novel Behind the Scenes! Miss Permilia Griswold is what society has deemed a wallflower, but she has the spirit to not let anyone tell her what she can and can't do, especially since her stepmother, Ida and stepsister, Lucy seem intent on making sure that she finds a suitable match and if not, to do nothing to embarrass their attempts to secure the right man for Lucy. Mrs. Ida Webster, a formidable lady one learned rather quickly not to cross - and a lady who staunchly believed a woman's place was in the home, not traveling around the country participating in...business.

    For Permilia she loved being considered a wallflower. It was the only time she could travel with ease behind the scenes, observing society without anyone noticing. This would help her to blend in better at all the society functions Ida and Lucy insist she attend and one that would allow her to gather facts to write about in her society column under the pseudo name of Miss Quill. Only in this circumstance at the Vanderbilt ball, Permilia is about to face her greatest challenge, Mr. Asher Rutherford of Rutherford and Company. He is a self-made man who is society's greatest eligible bachelor who finds the untamed and unconventional spirit of Permilia to his liking for some odd reason. She holds nothing back and isn't about to conform to what Ida or Lucy deem appropriate for her. All she desires is to work with her father in his mining business and has taken it upon herself to learn all she can about the business world.

    When she learns of a plot to murder Asher Rutherford while hiding in the Vanderbilt mansion, she will do whatever it takes to ensure that no harm comes to him, even if it means tarnishing her reputation. She even manages to gain some help from other wallflowers in an effort to be taken serious, of which Asher is convinced that Permilia has simply jumped to conclusions. Nevertheless, he finds simply being in her company to be like a moth to a flame only he needs to make sure that he doesn't get burned in the process. After all, most of society shops within the doors of Rutherford and Company for all their latest fashions and he needs to ensure that he doesn't do anything rash to make headlines in the local gossip columns.

    I received Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano compliments of Baker Publishing Group and Net Galley. There is something to Jen Turano's writing style that casts a hook into you and you don't want this novel to end. Her character of Permilia is well-conceived, strong and determined and willing to not be a role model for what society deems is appropriate. She wants more out of life and isn't waiting around for a man to provide it. While she definitely has gumption, she also walks a tight-rope to ensure she doesn't embarrass her father and cause undo harm to his business while she seeks to find her own way in the world. I easily give this one a 5 out of 5 stars in my opinion and find myself relating to Permilia as that would likely be how I would have been in her world. No fear, bold and full of passion! This is the first novel in the Apart From The Crowd series and one I am looking forward to!
  5. Carrie
    Virginia
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Delightful Confection!
    January 1, 2017
    Carrie
    Virginia
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 0
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    Meets Expectations: 5
    As usual, a lovely, lively, and entertaining confection of a read from Jen Turano. I would compare this novel to "Divinity" which is a fantastic delightful candy. Like Divinity, this read is a frothy, light, slightly nutty, and an altogether enjoyable treat! I love forward to Jen Turano's next historical romance and highly recommend Behind the Scenes! I read an advance copy through NetGalley.
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