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Start of a delightful new series from historical romance author Jen Turano.

Miss Permilia Griswold may have been given the opportunity of a debut into New York high society, but no one warned her she wasn't guaranteed to "take". After spending the last six years banished to the wallflower section of the ballroom, she's finally putting her status on the fringes of society to good use by penning anonymous society gossip columns under the pseudonym "Miss Quill".

Mr. Asher Rutherford has managed to maintain his status as a reputable gentleman of society despite opening his own department store. While pretending it's simply a lark to fill his time, he has quite legitimate reasons for needing to make his store the most successful in the country.

When Permilia overhears a threat against the estimable Mr. Rutherford, she's determined to find and warn the man. Disgruntled at a first meeting that goes quite poorly and results in Asher not believing her, she decides to take matters into her own hands, never realizing she'll end up at risk as well.

As Asher and Permilia are forced to work together and spend time away from the spotlight of society, perhaps there's more going on behind the scenes than they ever could have anticipated....

©2017 Jen Turano (P)2017 Two Words Publishing

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Charming story...

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would. I really enjoyed listening to this book. I've always enjoyed historical fiction and this one was no exception. It was a very charming story.

What other book might you compare Behind the Scenes to and why?

I am not sure. I can definitely say that I found the story to be very chaste and engaging. I recall laughing out loud several times and it definitely improved my commute.

Which character – as performed by Lauren Ezzo – was your favorite?

I liked the main character the best but she did a great job on the male voices, I know that sometimes it's hard to do that well, but she was excellent.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Faith and diligence always leads to success.

Any additional comments?

You don't have to be a Christian to enjoy this book, but I found that it re-enforced my faith as I've also seen God's influence in my own life. This was a very enjoyable listen and greatly helped my commute.

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  • Ginny
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  • 01-28-18

Sweet, funny and delightful

Set in New York, Permilia overhears is an independent, outspoken young lady who has no problem speaking her mind whether it's proper or not. Asher Rutherford, a high born man, whose family suffered a financial blow, struggled to keep them out of poverty by becoming a businessman and made a big. It was at a masquerade ball that Permillia overhears a plot to kill Asher and thus it begins. This story will make you laugh time and time again. A sweet and delightful love story you will enjoy. Whether you prefer to listen to the story--the narrator did a great job-- or read it yourself, you will truly enjoy this novel.

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Delightful, clean, and witty.

This is the first book of Jen Turano, that I have come across. I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I loved it. She was able to write about a strong women caricature, and still put a sweet love story in there too. This book has humor, lovable caricatures, a love story, and a mystery too. It's also very clean. I'm very excited to have found this author! I hope she will continue to have more of her books made into audiobook form!!!
I received this book for free in exchange for an unbiased review.