“Playing the Part” ~ Book Review

Apr 4, 2016 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, Playing the Part.


As is my custom, if I could ask Jen one question about Playing the Part it would be — “Do you enjoy writing about independent heroines or dependent ones?” 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!

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From the Back Cover:

Lucetta Plum is an actress on the rise in New York City, but is forced to abandon her starring role when a fan’s interest turns threatening. Lucetta’s widowed friend, Abigail Hart, is delighted at the opportunity to meddle in Lucetta’s life and promptly whisks her away to her grandson’s estate to hide out.

Bram Haverstein may appear to simply be a somewhat eccentric gentleman of means, but a mysterious career and a secret fascination with a certain actress mean there’s much more to him than society knows.

Lucetta, who has no interest in Abigail’s matchmaking machinations, has the best intentions of remaining cordial but coolly distant to Bram. But when she can’t ignore the strange and mysterious things going on in his house, it’ll take more than good intentions to keep her from trying to discover who Bram is behind the part he plays.



Rachel’s Back Talk:

5 – award winning covers

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Absolutely wonderful! If there is an author that I know I will read despite the busyness of my schedule, it’s Jen Turano. It was a pleasure to see Lucetta’s story unfold after reading about her in Jen’s previous books.

I loved Lucetta’s steadfast determination that she would not fall in love. While she plays the part of a dependent heroine on the stage, she has no intention of being dependent on anyone in real life. Bram, on the other hand, thinks it is every female’s desire to be swept off their feet and saved. After watching Lucetta perform on stage, he thinks she is that type of girl, but he is oh so wrong.

It was great to see how both Lucetta and Bram worked to overcome their differences and work together. They come to a common ground and realize that neither of them are how they have been perceived.


*I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review which I have given*


Other books by Jen I will read next:

A Change of Fortune (Ladies of Distinction Book #1)

A Most Peculiar Circumstance (Ladies of Distinction Book #2)

A Talent for Trouble (Ladies of Distinction Book #3)

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