Only Jen Turano could put her heroine in the hilariously unexpected position that society wallflower Wilhelmina finds herself in as she attempts to hide from the man whose proposal she once rejected. What follows is a delightful romp, as Edgar and Wilhelmina work through their emotional issues, though not without a mishap or two.
As an introduction to a new series, this is a delight, particularly when several wallflowers break the unwritten social rule and actually speak to each other. This definitely does the job it sets out to do, introducing characters and their social environment, leaving the reader anxious to read the novels to follow.
Highly recommended for fans of Jen Turano or anyone who wants to give her writing a try, as well as those who love more than just a dash of humor in a Historical Inspirational Romance. I’m so glad I waited to read this novella until the first novel, Behind the Scenes, was released so that I can dive right in!
From the Publisher:
After her father lost the family’s fortune, Wilhelmina was cast out of the fashionable set and banished to the wallflower section. Taking a position as a social secretary to help support her family, she’s mostly come to terms with her new status. But when her old friend Edgar returns to New York society for the first time since she rejected his marriage proposal, she’s newly ashamed at how far she’s fallen–and how hastily she dismissed him years ago. Her strategy is to avoid a face-to-face encounter at all costs, but he seems to have other plans. Will Edgar take advantage of their now reversed positions and make her regret her refusal, or is there still hope for a friendship between them–or something more?
At Your Request is an e-only novella that gives an exciting introduction to Jen Turano’s new Gilded Age historical romance series, Apart From the Crowd! Includes an extended excerpt of the first full-length novel in the series, Behind the Scenes.
At Your Request, an Apart From the Crowd novella by Jen Turano | Bethany House, December 2016 | ebook only, 105 pages (kindle edition)
This review is based on a free e-novella downloaded from Amazon. All opinions expressed are my own.