A Talent for Trouble (Ladies of Distinction #3) by Jen Turano
Thoughts Before Reading:
So thus far we have had a book about Lady Eliza Sumner (Beckett), and Arabella Beckett (Wilder) and even though we have had Agatha Watson as an important character we still don’t have a book about her!
That is so unfair! Agatha is one of the best characters!
Instead we get a book on Felicia Murdock! Felicia?!!! We’ve barely spent any time with her and we get a book on her life? Really?!
Felicia Murdock has been after the young handsome minister for quite some time now. She has done everything in her dress, actions, volunteer work, and demeanor to prove that she is the best woman for him.
Unfortunately, he has chosen another woman.
Felicia, being upset, decides she needs a drastic change from her life. She throws out her frumpy clothes, let’s down her hair, and starts living life up with no worry for reputation or how this will affect others.
Grayson Sumner, Lord Sefton (and Lady Eliza’s brother), has had a wild time sowing his oats and adventuring. He now is ready to become respectable, live in New York, and raise his adopted Chinese daughter Ming.
He is asked to help raise Felicia’s spirits, but finds her wild spirit the exact opposite of what he wants his life’s path to be; yet at the same time he finds her irresistible.
Unfortunately, Grayson’s past refuses to remain in China and comes to get him; Felicia getting caught up in it. Will they be able to get out of this trouble?
Thoughts After Reading:
I didn’t like this book at all. I thought the character of Felicia was annoying.
The first two books were better. I think they had a stronger foundation as we spent time with the characters in the previous books, while not so much with these ones. It seemed very repetitive of the previous book and the end was not very good.
And I’m still mad that Agatha hasn’t had a book yet. She should have been book #2.
For more Ladies of Distinction, go to A Most Peculiar Circumstance
For more by Jen Turano, go to A Change of Fortune
For more historical fiction, go to Capital Bride
For more Christian fiction, go to The Butterfly and the Violin