Sunday, May 17, 2020

Storing Up Trouble by Jen Turano

I've read several of Turano's books. I keep thinking she'll run out of funny scenes and quirky characters. Not so. She has provided readers with another humorous and insightful novel.

While the plot is somewhat interesting, it's the characters making this such an entertaining read. Beatrix is a kick. She's headstrong and full of suffragette energy. And Norman is such a scientifically minded, socially unaware dork. I love the interaction the two have. The snappy dialogue is great.

The plot is not the strongest element of this novel. I did like all the information on class distinction during the time as well as the sad state of affairs for working women. The mystery surrounding stealing Norman's papers is weak and the resolution a bit far fetched.

This is a novel for readers who enjoy humor and well crafted characters who are bigger than life.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Jen Turano is a USA Today bestselling author. Her books have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist as well as top picks from Romantic Times and praise from Library Journal. She and her family live outside of Denver, Colorado. You can find out more at

Bethany House Publisher, 363 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

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