Saturday, April 25, 2015

Review: After a Fashion by Jen Turano

After a Fashion
(A Class of their Own, #1)
by Jen Turano 
Adult Inspirational 
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.33
Published by: Bethany House Publishers 
Published on: March 3, 2015
Pages: 352

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

Miss Harriet Peabody dreams of the day she can open up a shop selling refashioned gowns to independent working women like herself. Unfortunately, when an errand for her millinery shop job goes sadly awry due to a difficult customer, she finds herself out of an income.

Mr. Oliver Addleshaw is on the verge of his biggest business deal yet when he learns his potential partner prefers to deal with men who are settled down and wed. When Oliver witnesses his ex not-quite-fiance cause the hapless Harriet to lose her job, he tries to make it up to her by enlisting her help in making a good impression on his business partner.

Harriet quickly finds her love of fashion can't make her fashionable. She'll never truly fit into Oliver's world, but just as she's ready to call off the fake relationship, fancy dinners, and elegant balls, a threat from her past forces both Oliver and Harriet to discover that love can come in the most surprising packages.
 


My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. 

Disclaimers: I received an e-galley of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review.

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I went into this with little expectations. I had never read anything by this author before. I was blown away. I loved the plot and the characters. 

Harriet was a character who left me laughing out loud. I absolutely adored reading about her. Oliver was also a great character. He wasn't perfect, but he was very likable. I loved watching the chemistry between them. 

The plot was fantastic. It left me laughing out loud. While the plot was predictable, I really did enjoy it nonetheless. 

An enjoyable read that I loved. I will definitely be keeping my eyes on this author. 

So why 4 stars? It was fantastic. It definitely stood out from other books I've read in the genre. 

Warnings/Side-notes: Perfectly acceptable for readers of all age. 

The Wrap-up: I adored this book. It was hilarious and a great read. 

Love,

Danica Page

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