Saturday, March 19, 2016

"Playing The Part" by Jen Turano Book Tour And A GiveAway

Book: Playing the Part
Author: Jen Turano
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction
Lucetta Plum is an actress on the rise in New York City, but is forced to abandon her starring role when a fan’s interest turns threatening. Lucinda’s widowed friend, Abigail Hart, is delighted at the opportunity to meddle in Lucetta’s life and promptly whisks her away to her grandson’s estate to hide out.
Bram Haverstein may appear to simply be a somewhat eccentric gentleman of means, but a mysterious career and a secret fascination with a certain actress mean there’s much more to him than society knows.
Lucetta, who has no interest in Abigail’s matchmaking machinations, has the best intentions of remaining cordial but coolly distant to Bram. But when she can’t ignore the strange and mysterious things going on in his house, it’ll take more than good intentions to keep her from trying to discover who Bram is behind the part he plays.
Author Information
Jen Turano is the best-selling, critically acclaimed author of The Ladies of Distinction series, and A Class of Their Own series, published through Bethany House Publishers.  Her novel, After a Fashion, was chosen as a top pick from Romantic Times, as well as being named a top ten romance of 2015 from Booklist.  It is also a nominee for Romantic Times 2015 Reviewers’ Choice Award.  Her book, A Most Peculiar Circumstance, was chosen as a top ten romance by Booklist in 2013.  Her seventh book, Playing the Part, will release in the spring of 2016, followed by a new four-book series, The Wallflowers.  When she’s not writing, Jen spends her time outside of Denver with her husband and neurotic Cattle Dog, enjoying herself as an empty-nester since her son recently abandoned her for the college life.  She can be found on Facebook at or visit her on the web at She is represented by Susan Brower of the Natasha Kern Literary Agency. Her books may be found in most fine bookstores, or follow the Baker House Publishing link to find additional places to purchase her work.
My Review: 
"Playing The Part" by Jen Turano is the third book in the (A Class of Their Own) series. "Playing The Part" was a joy to read!

It can be read as a standalone but I recommend reading the other two first because It mentions characters from the other two and I think it enriched the story knowing how the characters all related to this story. But it is still a complete story if you don't read the other two.

This story has a little comedy and mystery and yes there is violence, but the violence isn't in great detail.

"Playing The Part" even has some Spiritual truths written within it's pages. I am including one of those truths in this review, "he believes God puts people on certain paths. And when you cross paths with a person who is in need, and you have the solution to that need, well, God expects you to put that solution to use."

While reading "Playing The Part" I could actually see the scenes happening.

I loved the ending but it left me wanting more books in this series.

I have to be honest and say that even though I liked this book and I am giving it five stars, a few times I though this is a little too much repeating of the same action (like shooting the cannons).

This story has a character that is a mysterious author, and dysfunctional families and a matchmaker.

The title really fits the story because the main character Lucetta Plum is an actor and must perform her best to save her life.

I was given a copy of "Playing The Part" by the author and Celebrate Lit for an honest review. These opinions are my own.

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Tour Dates: 

March 16: cherylbbookblog
March 18: Bookworm Mama
March 21: A Greater Yes
March 21: Southern Chelle
March 22: Splashes of Joy
March 23: Bigreadersite
March 23: Texas Book-aholic
March 24: 100 pages per hour
March 25: simpleharvestreads
March 25: Karen Krayons
March 26: Buwurmzzz
March 27: The Power of Words