“After A Fashion” Book Review

Aug 17, 2015 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Jen Turano’s book, After A Fashion.


As is my custom, if I could ask Jen one question about After A Fashion it would be — “How, how, HOW did you make Oliver and Harriet’s ending SO PERFECT?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!


And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk!


From the Back Cover:

Miss Harriet Peabody dreams of the day she can open up a shop selling refashioned gowns to independent working women like herself. Unfortunately, when an errand for her millinery shop job goes sadly awry due to a difficult customer, she finds herself out of an income.
Mr. Oliver Addleshaw is on the verge of his biggest business deal yet when he learns his potential partner prefers to deal with men who are settled down and wed. When Oliver witnesses his ex not-quite-fiance cause the hapless Harriet to lose her job, he tries to make it up to her by enlisting her help in making a good impression on his business partner.
Harriet quickly finds her love of fashion can’t make her fashionable. She’ll never truly fit into Oliver’s world, but just as she’s ready to call off the fake relationship, fancy dinners, and elegant balls, a threat from her past forces both Oliver and Harriet to discover that love can come in the most surprising packages.


Rachel’s Back Talk:

5 – award winning covers


After reading Jen’s In Good Company, I knew that I had to read the first book in the series After a Fashion. I was not disappointed. It was phenomenal! I love Jen’s style of writing and the storyline was great. I’ve never seen “My Fair Lady” but now I want too.

I loved Harriet! She and Oliver were the perfect duo. Their humor had me laughing all through the night and when midnight came around, I knew I would have to finish the book the next night. Harriet’s reluctance to do what Oliver asks, but she soon finds herself enjoying herself too much. She also knows that she would sacrifice her happiness to make sure that Oliver will remain in favor with society. Meanwhile, Oliver realizes the stunning reality that money isn’t everything. Loved this change of heart for him!


Other books by Jen I will read next:

Playing the Part (A Class of Their Own Book #3)

Gentleman of Her Dreams (A Ladies of Distinction novella)

A Change of Fortune

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