Review: After A Fashion.


        'After A Fashion' (Jen Turano) is a historical fiction novel dated in the 1800's. The female protagonist, Miss Harriet Peabody, is a milliner. The male protagonist, Mr. Oliver Addleshaw, is a wealthy businessman. I think the author's stand is that the rich and poor can intermingle.

         Although this novel is interesting, the writer's style was hard for me to follow. However, everything seems to come together near the end. 'After A Fashion' is followed by another novel in the series, 'In Good Company'.

         'After A Fashion' has some comical situations as well as some unexpected twists. I found the description of Miss Harriet's hat to be amusing. Although the cover shows a beautiful lady with a beautiful hat.

          I give this book 4* and would recommend it to readers who like historical fiction.

 Question: What era of history would you most like to live in?

 I won this book from author Jen Turano. Thanks, Jen!

My apologies: author Jen Turano did not write `A Sparrow in Terezin` as I had previously stated. That novel was written by Kristy Cambron.

 Author Bio:

Jen Turano is the best-selling, critically acclaimed author of The Ladies of Distinction series, and A Class of Their Own series, published through Bethany House Publishers.  Her novel, After a Fashion, was chosen as a top pick from Romantic Times, as well as being named a top ten romance of 2015 from Booklist.  It is also a nominee for Romantic Times 2015 Reviewers’ Choice Award.  Her book, A Most Peculiar Circumstance, was chosen as a top ten romance by Booklist in 2013.  Her seventh book, Playing the Part, will release in the spring of 2016, followed by a new four-book series, The Wallflowers.  When she’s not writing, Jen spends her time outside of Denver with her husband and neurotic Cattle Dog, enjoying herself as an empty-nester since her son recently abandoned her for the college life.  She can be found on Facebook at or visit her on the web at She is represented by Susan Brower of the Natasha Kern Literary Agency. Her books may be found in most fine bookstores, or follow the Baker House Publishing link to find additional places to purchase her work -


Sandee said…
Sounds like a great read. I read a bunch of books you reviewed earlier this year and enjoyed them all.

What era would I live to live in? All of them. Just for a bit to see how the world evolved.

Have a fabulous day. ☺
Raising Samuels said…
Sounds like a great book! I love historical fictions. Thanks for sharing!

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