Historical Fiction, Review

Flights of Fancy by Jen Turano

Flights of Fancy is a country girl’s dream, a city gal’s worst nightmare, and lots of fun for all!

about the book

Miss Isadora Delafield may be an heiress, but her life is far from carefree. When her mother begins pressuring her to marry an elderly and uncouth duke, she escapes from the high society world she’s always known and finds herself to be an unlikely candidate for a housekeeper position in rural Pennsylvania.

Mr. Ian MacKenzie is known for his savvy business sense and has built his reputation and fortune completely on his own merits. But when his adopted parents are in need of a new housekeeper and Isadora is thrown into his path, he’s unexpectedly charmed by her unconventional manner.

Neither Isadora nor Ian expected to find the other so intriguing, but when mysterious incidents on the farm and the truth of Isadora’s secret threaten those they love, they’ll have to set aside everything they thought they wanted for a chance at happy-ever-after.

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my thoughts

Authentically quirky and occasionally zany, this heartwarming story proves that you can indeed take the city out of the city girl and with entertaining results! This book is Jen Turano storytelling at its finest, including the irresistible combination of children and animals.

Despite her privileged (and some might say pompous) upbringing, Isadora has a good heart, one open to new perspectives and experiences. Her journey of self-discovery and budding faith is the foundation of this adventure. Ian’s colorful background and eccentric collection of family and friends provide ample levity while his charming personality and masculine physique are guaranteed to land him on multiple book boyfriend lists! His ability to excel in both the business world and the hard work of life on a farm increases his appeal.

Whether readers will finish this story and long for a hobby farm or a butler is a complete toss-up. Turano skillfully crafts a uniquely entertaining and genuinely heartwarming story filled with her trademark humor and suspense. I highly recommend this story, and I’ll be sharing with both my teenage daughter and my grandmother as well.

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 Turano

A USA Today Best-Selling Author, Jen Turano has written the critically acclaimed Ladies of Distinction series, and A Class of Their Own series, published through Bethany House Publishers.

Her novel, After a Fashion, was chosen as a top pick from Romantic Times, as well as being named a top ten romance of 2015 from Booklist.  It is also a nominee for Romantic Times 2015 Reviewers’ Choice Award.

Her book, A Most Peculiar Circumstance, was chosen as a top ten romance by Booklist in 2013. Her seventh book, Playing the Part, released in the spring of 2016, followed by the Apart from the Crowd series.

When she’s not writing, Jen spends her time outside of Denver with her husband and neurotic Cattle Dog, enjoying herself as an empty-nester since her son recently abandoned her for the college life. Visit her website!


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Which would you choose: big city, small town, or country living?
Don’t you love the Flights of Fancy cover, reader friends?!

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