A brief summary from Jen Turano:
After Miss Wilhelmina Radcliff’s father lost the family fortune in a poor investment decision, she finds herself banished from the fashionable set within New York society and directly into the wallflower section. Taking on work as a social secretary in order to help with family expenses, she spends her time penning out invitations to all the most sought-after events, wondering if her life will ever improve.
While languishing one evening at a ball given by one of the esteemed New York patriarchs, Wilhelmina is appalled to discover that Mr. Edgar Wanamaker, her oldest and dearest friend, and the first gentleman to offer her a marriage proposal, has shown up at the ball unexpectedly, having been absent from New York ever since she rejected his offer years before.
Unwilling to allow him to witness how far she’s fallen, she goes to great lengths to avoid him, but when Edgar finally catches up with her, she discovers that her oldest friend has matured greatly while he’s been away, and can’t help but regret her careless disregard of his marriage proposal back when she’d been fashionable.
Jen Turano’s latest novella is laugh out loud hilarious! My sides have never ached so much from laughter until this novella graced my Kindle app.
Thanks to a mass departure of family fortune, Wilhelmina Radcliff has been reduced to wallflower status by the ton. A status that still enables her to join in the most prestigious social events, but not participate in them. In fact, the only thing Wilhelmina can respectably do is watch.
Watch the dancers.
Watch the flirtations.
Watch, but not speak or participate.
But when another wallflower incites conversation, Wilhelmina finds herself in the throws of chaos. Chaos her former best friend just so happens to view with a smile on his face. Edgar Wanamaker, back from New York, is only more than willing to help the love of his life from her accident prone antics. If only he could find a way to become more than best friends with Wilhelmina. Perhaps, even dating?
If you’re looking for a quick read full of quirky characters and hilarious anecdotes then you need to add At Your Request to your to be read pile. Now!! Thankfully, for you and me both, Jen Turano is offering At Your Request as a free download! Isn’t she the greatest? Grab a copy for your mobile library today!
I was graciously provided a free copy of this novel from Jen Turano in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.