21 August 2014

Teresa S. Mathews Reviews A Match of Wits by Jen Turano

A Match of Wits by Jen Turano

Bethany House Publishers July 2014

Reviewed by Teresa S. Mathews 

5 Stars*****

Jen Turano has once again piqued my interest and tickled my funny bone with this delicious tale of Agatha Watson and Zayne Beckett. If you have read any of the previous books in this series you will remember Agatha and Zayne and you will perhaps remember Agatha is an outstanding reporter with a penchant for getting into the most awkward and even more so, dangerous circumstances. So the story unfolds with Agatha far from her beautiful home in New York, roaming the Wild West with two bodyguards who are trying to keep at bay the person or persons that want Agatha dead.

Agatha, no matter how hard she tries not to, will find trouble or maybe it's the other way around; but this time it just wasn't her fault. Who would have dreamed she would have been accosted by the cutest little temperamental piggy ever? Not wanting the little dear to be sent to a place that makes bacon out of temperamental little piggies, Agatha rescues Matilda and throughout the whole book she kept me in stitches with her antics!!

When Agatha runs into a unruly, disheveled mountain man, she is shocked beyond belief to discover it's her old friend Zayne Beckett. After hearing his story Agatha is determined she is going to help him get back on the right track, even if Zayne doesn't want to be bothered. As only she can do, Agatha talks Zayne into going back home. She decides to accompany him even if it means she is making it easier for the person that is stalking her. 


Once they get home the fun really begins between these two, especially when Zayne tries to play matchmaker and find the ideal suitor for Agatha. Will Zayne finally realize that this crazy, high strung, zany woman is his perfect match or will her enemy succeed in doing away with her before he has the chance?

When I hear the name Jen Turano mentioned it brings a huge smile to my face. I have been a fan of Ms. Turano since I read the very first book in this Ladies of Distinction series. To my delight they have just gotten better and better; and how that can possibly be is beyond me when A Change of Fortune was sheer perfection in my humble opinion. If you haven't read one of her books you should grab one and get started. You might want to read them in order because all the young ladies in this series are acquaintances. Thank you Jen for another absolutely marvelous and uplifting read. 


***Thanks to the Publisher, Bethany House and to Net Galley for providing me a copy of this in exchange for my honest opinion.***

You may purchase this and other of Jen's books at AmazonCBD, and Barnes and Noble and your local bookstore. 

GIVEAWAY: We will be giving away a copy of one of Jen's books this week, Winners choice of book and format. International winner ebook only or paperback if available through Book Depository. Leave a comment to be entered and email address if new to OWG. 

38 comments:

  1. This looks like a fun book too read
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  2. DANIE you are so right...Jen has a wonderful sense of humor! Thanks for coming by!! :-)

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  3. Awesome review TERESA, sounds like an amazing read! I really need to catch up on the earlier ones so I can read this one... It just sounds too good!!

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  4. I just finished reading this (library book) and enjoyed it very much. I've read all 4 books in the series and they were all very funny and witty. Jen's a terrific writer. I'm looking forward to future books by her.

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    1. Yay another fan of Jen's!! She is an outstanding author with the best sense of humor! I have loved all the young ladies in this series!! Thanks for dropping in and helping me sing Jen's praises!! :-) If you want to be entered in the drawing so you can have one for yourself. Leave us you email address! You could be our blessed winner!!

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  5. Teresa, thanks for the great review! This book sounds awesome and I'm looking forward to reading it. One thing I love about the Christian romance genre - be they historical or contemporary - is that there are so many fantastic authors and stories that are clean and lift up the Name and Kingdom of the Lord!

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    1. Sending hugs to you CARYL!! Jen's books always make me lol and feel good.."A merry heart doeth good like a medicine..." Proverbs 17:22 I think I might have to reread all of Jen's soon!

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  6. post script - I meant to say how much I love the expression on Jen's cover and that I can't wait to meet Matilda! Blessings from Texas!

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    1. Ohmygoodness Miss Matilda was a hoot!!

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  7. This looks like a great read. Thank you for the chance to win one of her books.
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    1. SUSAN you are very welcome! Thanks for dropping in, here's hoping you win!! :-)

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  8. Thank you so much, Teresa, for the wonderful review of my book. I'm so glad you enjoyed Matilda - she was a complete riot to write - and thank you to everyone else for stopping by. Good luck with the giveaway!

    All the best,

    ~ Jen ~

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    1. Hi JEN I loved little Matilda, she was the perfect pet for Agatha. Thanks for coming by and thanks for all the hard work that goes into your books!! I can't wait for your next one!! :-)

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  9. Love Jen Turano. I have read the first two of the Ladies of Distinction books - they're addicting!

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    1. Hi ROBIN maybe you will win one on OWG!! Thanks for stopping in!! :-)

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  10. Is it wrong for me to be drooling over the hat on the cover???? Great review thank you.

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    1. LOL!! MARY absolutely not!!! It is a fine hat isn't it? :-)

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  11. Sounds entertaining. Never read anything by this author. I will have to check some of her books out.

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    1. MARY JEN has a free novella e-book on Amazon, it's the companion to A Change of Fortune JEN's first book. Here's a link to it. http://www.amazon.com/Gentleman-Dreams-Ladies-Distinction-novella-ebook/dp/B0091T62FS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1408677972&sr=8-1&keywords=jen+turano

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  12. Love the beautiful cover and the book sounds wonderful! Thank you for the giveaway!!!

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    1. MELANIE you are right this book is beautiful inside and out!! You are very welcome, so glad you dropped in!! :-)

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  13. I haven't read a book by this author and this book would be perfect for me.

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    1. JAMIE yes this book would be perfect for you. Wouldn't it be great if you won one on here?!! Thanks for coming by! :-)

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  14. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway which sounds captivating and special. Delightful post. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi TRAVELER it's great to see you here. JEN's books are truly special!! Good luck in the drawing!

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  15. Looks like an amazing read!
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    1. KATIE I don't think anyone could read one of JEN's books and not love them!! Thanks for stopping in!! :-)

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  16. I know it will be a hoot.

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    1. FRAN oh yes JEN's books will keep you laughing. Her characters are quite the handful!!

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  17. This sounds like a great book! Love to win it! Shelia Hall sheliarha64@yahoo.com

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  18. Thank for sharing this review. So refreshing to see the Lord honored in this manner! I look forward to reading A Match of Wits.

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  19. Have always wanted to read this book. Great review!

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  20. This sounds like a good read. lisajcowell (at) cs (dot) com

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  21. I absolutely LOVE this series! Jen's books are such fun to read. I was delighted when I learned A Match of Wits is Agatha and Zane's story since they are such fun characters. I like that the same characters are in each book (with a few additions). Thanks for the chance to win one of Jen's books; it would be wonderful to win this one.

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  22. I love a good book!
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  23. I love a book that has a lot of humor in it! This one sounds like a great book to read! Donna d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  24. This looks like a great book to read itself!!!

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  25. What a delightful review, Teresa - thank you!!

    It sounds like I definitely need to become acquainted with Jen Turano's writing!! She seems to have a style all her own - including humor, suspense, mystery, romance, and flawed characters all in the same book!!

    Now you have piqued MY interest and tickled MY funnybone!! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of "A Match of Wits"!!

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