After A Fashion
By: Jen Turano
Publisher: Bethany House
Harriet Peabody, an out-spoken lowly hat girl, dreams of owing her own fashion shop where she can refurbish out-dated gowns to help the financially-strapped working class such as herself. However she finds that dream quickly crushed when the owner of the shop where she works sends her to make a delivery to wealthy socialite, Miss Birmingham. After the fiasco that ensued from that meeting, Harriet finds herself unemployed and reluctantly accepts a position as a companion to Miss Birmingham’s ex-fiancée , Oliver Addleshaw, who was her fiancée only in her mind. Although Mr. Addleshaw is one of the richest men in America, no self-respecting young woman would ever become a paid companion…It just wasn’t acceptable in those days…but what’s girl to do with no job, no money and a family with a questionable background?
MS Turano creates another wonderful book with a lively cast of characters that will worm their way into your heart. They will have you laughing one minute and crying or seething at the injustices of the world the next minute. I recommend this book, especially if you are looking for an uplifting fun book. It is filled with adventure and antics that will lighten your heart and keep you turning the pages. In my opinion this highly colorful novel culminates in one of the best endings ever. It was subtly filled with the constant desire to follow God’s will, but it is not overwhelming or “preachy” thus making it appealing to both Christian and secular readers.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the publisher, Bethany House, through NetGalley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.