Historical Fiction, Review

Caught by Surprise by Jen Turano

Hi, reader friends! Today, we welcome back our author friend Jen Turano for the final installment of her Apart from the Crowd series, Caught by Surprise!

about the book

Caught by Surprise by Jen Turano

Caught by Surprise by Jen TuranoMiss Temperance Flowerdew is on her way to work when a stranger suddenly grabs her off the street and sends her on a Chicago-bound train before she can figure out what happened.

When Mr. Gilbert Cavendish is called upon to rescue a missing woman, he follows the trail to Chicago only to discover that the woman is his good friend Temperance. Before they can discover who was behind the abduction, they’re seen alone together by a New York society matron, putting their reputations at risk.

Gilbert is willing to propose marriage–except Temperance will have none of it. She’s finally stepped out of the shadow of her relations and won’t give up her independence. But when it becomes clear the misunderstanding in Chicago has escalated into a threat on her life and followed her to New York, accepting Gilbert’s help in solving the mystery may lead to more than she ever could have dreamed.

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my thoughts

Caught by Surprise is a wildly appealing story of love and laughter for ladies everywhere. The longtime friendship between our hero and heroine is a solid foundation for robust banter and exasperated declarations.

Gilbert pursues Temperance with a dogged determination, logic, and something else he can’t quite name. As far as I’m concerned, he gets an A for both effort and list-making!

Temperance is a recently liberated wallflower and she’s not ready to let anything or anyone stifle her reclaimed independence. I love her feisty, fearless personality and spunky, can-do attitude.

Jen Turano’s delightful characters, humorous shenanigans, and sweet subtle romance entertain and inspire with sincerity and faith. I highly recommend this story for everyone from teens to the young at heart.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.


about the author

Jen TuranoJen Turano is the USA Today bestselling author of ten books.

She is a graduate of the University of Akron with a degree in clothing and textiles.

Jen is a member of ACFW and lives in a suburb of Denver, Colorado.

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Apart from the Crowd series

Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano Out of the Ordinary by Jen Turano 
At Your Request by Jen Turano All for Love by Mary Connealy, Kristi Ann Hunter, Jen Turano


Let’s have a little fun! BHP publicist Amy Green came up with this fun game…

Share your Jen Turano character name, reader friends! Do you have a hero, too?

My character name is Anastasia Covington and my hero is Cecil Bellamy!
Mrs. Anastasia Bellamy has a nice ring to it, don’t ya think?!

8 thoughts on “Caught by Surprise by Jen Turano”

  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts This book sounds like it could be a fun read.
    Also i’m sorry for what happened to your blog and your health. Hope things go back to normal soon.


  2. Clarabelle Willoughby and my hero would be Augustine Mayhew, it doesn’t sound right. I love my husband’s name Jerry.


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