Apart from the Crowd

4 books in series
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Behind the Scenes Publisher's Summary

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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  • Book 1

    • Behind the Scenes

    • Apart from the Crowd, Book 1
    • By: Jen Turano
    • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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". When Permilia overhears a threat against the estimable Mr. Rutherford, she's determined to warn him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charming story...

    • By Iluv2knit on 01-13-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Out of the Ordinary

    • Apart from the Crowd, Book 2
    • By: Jen Turano
    • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

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    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Out of the Ordinary

    • By Amazon CustomerBeliever on 05-11-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Caught by Surprise

    • Apart from the Crowd, Book 3
    • By: Jen Turano
    • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

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    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun, Mystery, Friendship, & Love

    • By A+D on 08-01-18

    Regular price: $24.95