Monday, May 9, 2016

Review ~ Playing the Part by Jen Turano

Published March 1st 2016 by Bethany House Publishers

 Jen Turano is a graduate of the University of Akron with a degree in Clothing and Textiles. She pursued a career in management for nine years before switching to full-time motherhood after the birth of her son. When she's not writing, Jen can be found watching her teenage son participate in various activities, taking long walks with her husband and dog, socializing with friends, or delving into a good book. She lives in suburban Denver, Colorado. Learn more at

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Anne's Review

Lucetta Plum is a popular actress in New York and when a fan’s interest turns obsessive, an elderly friend, Abigail Hart, sweeps her off to a remote estate owned by Bram Haverstein, who just happens to be Abigail’s handsome grandson. Lucetta has no intention of becoming romantically involved with anyone, let alone the mysterious and secretive Bram.  Abigail is a crafty matchmaker though and is sure these two are meant for each other. 

It’s hard to come up with new ways to describe a Jen Turano book. Jen is exceptional at writing comedy interlaced with suspense and faith. Talk about a great twist to the story, I was intrigued with the mystery surrounding Bram and totally surprised when it was revealed. Playing the Part had me laughing out loud many times but then that’s a given with Turano’s stories. You’re always in for a fun ride!

There’s much more to the story; especially Lucetta’s back story. I sure didn’t see any of that coming. Fascinating plot twists, action and suspense, humor and faith all equal a Top Ten Read of 2016 in my book! 

Playing the Part is the third and final book in A Class of Their Own series. Now, I’m sure some will say you can read them in any order as there is enough back story to give the reader a pretty solid foundation, but… my advice is to read them in order to get the full enjoyment these stories bring. 

I want to thank Bethany House for providing me a copy of the book for review purposes. No compensation has been received.


  1. I always enjoy reading your reviews! Sounds like such a fun read!

    1. Oh, you sweet friend! I can only hope to attain your writing ability someday.

      I love all of Jen's books! :)


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