Friday, June 9, 2017

Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano

Behind the ScenesMiss Permilia Griswold may have been given the opportunity of a debut into New York high society, but no one warned her she wasn't guaranteed to "take." After spending the last six years banished to the wallflower section of the ballroom, she's finally putting her status on the fringes of society to good use by penning anonymous society gossip columns under the pseudonym "Miss Quill."

Mr. Asher Rutherford has managed to maintain his status as a reputable gentleman of society despite opening his own department store. While pretending it's simply a lark to fill his time, he has quite legitimate reasons for needing to make his store the most successful in the country.
When Permilia overhears a threat against the estimable Mr. Rutherford, she's determined to find and warn the man. Disgruntled at a first meeting that goes quite poorly and results in Asher not believing her, she decides to take matters into her own hands, never realizing she'll end up at risk as well.

As Asher and Permilia are forced to work together and spend time away from the spotlight of society, perhaps there's more going on behind the scenes than they ever could have anticipated. . . .

Heidi here. The premise of this book was amazing, Jen Turano always seems to find unique interests or jobs for her characters. I love that we encounter Permilia Griswold, who is a high society woman, as she is attempting to take notes for her anonymous gossip column at a fancy ball. Of course, when Asher Rutherford is kind to her, I kind of fell a little in love with the man myself!

I enjoyed how Permilia constantly got herself into trouble and Asher helped her out. Though, one time the tables were turned and she helped him. This was an enjoyable book and I'd highly recommend it!


  1. Sounds like another fun book to read with the plot. Thank you for sharing, Heidi.

    1. You are welcome, Marilyn! Thanks for dropping by :-)

  2. Heard a lot of good things about this book. Anxious to read it!

  3. Jen's books are always entertaining! Thanks for sharing.