Storing Up Trouble by Jen Turano
Well, she’s done it again! Jen Turano has given us once more a delightfully sweet, excruciatingly humorous historical fiction. I’m kind of sad, because this book is the final book in her American Heiresses series.
I like so much about this book, but I especially love the cover! I’ve always been so intrigued by those huge department stores in this time period. So much to see, so fascinating, and I love the way the publishers caught so much of it on this book!
I loved this heroine. Beatrix was so fun. I couldn’t help but love her right from the get-go. She’s not the typical heroine of historical fiction, no, she’s so much more.
In spite of being high society, she’s the kind of gal that is down to earth.
When the story begins, we find Beatrix on a train. And then, we find her in the middle of a train heist. And what does she do, but rescue herself with…wait for it… her specially designed pistol purse.
This is where we meet the hero, Mr. Norman Nesbit. At first, I wasn’t all too sure about him…I mean, even his name…well, it sounds interesting. And when it came to rescuing Beatrix, he left a lot to be desired.
But, the more I read about him, the more I began to like him. He’s one of those gentlemen that is too busy inventing things and thinking complicated things to really know what’s going on around him.
At first, he and Beatrix did nothing but annoy each other. And yet, they couldn’t stop thinking about the other.
I really enjoyed getting to know them more, seeing the scrapes they got themselves into.
Oh, and this book does have a bit of mystery, and some action involved, just to keep you more involved! If you are looking for a fun, easy-to-read book, then look no further!
This one is guaranteed to have you laughing as you turn the pages.
I rate this book a 4 out of 5 stars.
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About the book
When Miss Beatrix Waterbury’s Chicago-bound train ride is interrupted by a heist, Mr. Norman Nesbit, a man of science who believes his research was the target of the heist, comes to her aid. Despite the fact that they immediately butt heads, they join forces to make a quick escape.
Upon her arrival in Chicago, Beatrix is surprised to discover her supposedly querulous Aunt Gladys shares her own suffragette passions. Encouraged by Gladys to leave her sheltered world, Beatrix begins working as a salesclerk at the Marshall Field and Company department store. When she again encounters Norman on a shopping expedition, he is quickly swept up in the havoc she always seems to attract.
But when another attempt is made to part Norman from his research papers, and it becomes clear Beatrix’s safety is also at risk, they soon discover the curious way feelings can grow between two very different people in the midst of chaos.