Storing Up Trouble

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Storing Up Trouble
Written by: Jen Turano
Publisher: Bethany House
Month, Year: May 2020
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A brief summary from Bethany House:
After Miss Beatrix Waterbury suffers multiple mishaps due to her involvement with the suffrage movement, her mother decides a change of scenery is in order for her incorrigible daughter. Banished from New York, Beatrix is sent off for an extended stay with her Aunt Gladys in Chicago.

Mr. Norman Nesbit, a gentleman and a brilliant man of science devoted to his work, doesn’t have time to be distracted with members of the feminine set. When robbers descend on the train, intent on divesting him from his important research papers, Norman is thrust into Beatrix’s company when she has the audacity to interfere–leaving him no choice but to try to save her from herself.

When Beatrix’s life is put at stake after she takes employment as a salesgirl, she and Norman find themselves propelled into each other’s company again and again. With danger and intrigue dogging their every step, they become surprisingly drawn to each other–until information comes to light that threatens this relationship that’s barely had a chance to blossom.

My Thoughts:
Grab some popcorn and settle into a cozy chair. This book reads like a movie with its fast paced plot, rambunctious heroine, and outlandish mishaps.

Beatrix is a high society lady who just can’t seem to stay out of trouble’s way. Banished by her mother on behalf of the high society of New York, she heads to live with her aunt in Chicago. But even a train ride can’t derail trouble from finding her, including being tossed off the train! Despite all of the mishaps, Beatrix really does have the best intentions…even if it doesn’t pan out the way she had hoped.

Norman…oh Norman….what to say about the leading male in this book? He quite annoyed me in the beginning. His mansplaining was beyond aggravating and I couldn’t figure out how Jen was going to get her readers endeared to him. But, happily, as the story unfolded, I began to approve of him as he experienced major character growth.

While this isn’t my favorite of Jen’s novels, I did enjoy reading this last book in the American Heiress trilogy. If you’re looking for a quick, light-hearted read to whisk you away from current life (ya know, Covid, politics, Covid…did I mention Covid??) then this novel, well, truly any of Jen’s novels are what you should read! Every last one of her books are comedic errors of witty adventure all wrapped up in laughter. 🙂

I was graciously provided a free copy of this novel from Jen Turano, Bethany House, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. 

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