|Series: Apart from the Crowd #.05|
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Bethany House
Released: Jan. 3, 2017
After her father lost the family's fortune, Wilhelmina was cast out of the fashionable set and banished to the wallflower section. Taking a position as a social secretary to help support her family, she's mostly come to terms with her new status. But when her old friend Edgar returns to New York society for the first time since she rejected his marriage proposal, she's newly ashamed at how far she's fallen--and how hastily she dismissed him years ago. Her strategy is to avoid a face-to-face encounter at all costs, but he seems to have other plans. Will Edgar take advantage of their now reversed positions and make her regret her refusal, or is there still hope for a friendship between them--or something more?
At Your Request is an e-only novella that gives an exciting introduction to Jen Turano's new Gilded Age historical romance series, Apart From the Crowd! Includes an extended excerpt of the first full-length novel in the series, Behind the Scenes.
My Rating & Thoughts: 🌟 🌟 🌟 (3 stars)
“You may be known as a wallflower to society, Wilhelmina, but I’ll always think of you as the most extraordinary woman I’ve ever known.”
This is an intro to the series, Apart from the Crowd. It is a short little novella that introduces the setting and some of the characters in this series. There is really not a lot of substance to the plot but it was sweet, romantic and had me laughing out loud with some of the antics that happened throughout. Some incidents were a bit over the top unbelievable at times, but if you can just accept them you will enjoy some humorous and romantic moments. Story may revolve around Wilhelmina and Edger but I was intrigued the most by their friends Permilla and Asher. I look forward to spending more time in the 1880’s with these characters.
(I purchased my copy of this book; opinions expressed in this review
are my honest opinion and completely my own.)