Author: Jen Turano
Series: American Heiresses #2
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: September 3, 2019
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
Witty, hysterical, and all-around fun story!
Poppy Garrison is a social misfit. She doesn’t feel that she truly belongs in high society and wouldn’t be a part of the New York Four Hundred if she hadn’t had to agree to her grandmother’s terms to help save her family from financial ruin. Every step she takes towards becoming high class seems to land herself in some sort of unexpected fiasco. Through it all she keeps her wits about her if she can manage to make it through.
After almost being plowed over by Poppy during the Gypsy Quadrille, Reginald Blackburn wonders if he will see her again. To his surprise, he is requested to teach etiquette to Poppy by her grandmother, who admires his British manners. If their first encounter is anything to judge by, he just bit off more than he can chew.
I’ll admit that reading historical romance set in 1880s New York is not one of my usual go to genres. However, this book was downright hilarious to read. The situations that Poppy found herself in were so comical that I often laughed out loud. The wit displayed by both Poppy and Reginald made the book flow so smoothly that I just had to keep moving forward to get a little bit more. Not in a suspenseful way, but just in a way that you want to keep that feel good feeling as you read. The character development was spot on throughout the entire book. This is the first book that I’ve read by Jen Turano, but I can see why so many people see her as a go-to author. It is also the second in a series, but easily reads as a stand-alone. I recommend this to readers who love historical romances and to those who just want a good clean story.
I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.