14 December 2017

Giveaway & Review of Jen Turano's "Out of the Ordinary"



Out of the Ordinary (November 2017, Bethany)

Another Upbeat Confection!

Jen Turano provides the reader with another lovely read in Out of the Ordinary. Gertrude Cadwalader is a funny eccentric character full of life and heart as is her match, Harrison Sinclair. I always find Jen's stories uplifting and Out of the Ordinary was no exception. Gertrude is beside herself chasing after her employer, Mrs. Davenport, who has "sticky fingers" which lands Gertrude in a predicament in this novel.

Harrison is a sweetie. I love his idiosyncrasies.  His family members are also enchantingly unique. This story is full of many characters who will stay with you love after you have finished reading the story.

I teach writing classes about "Why Backstory Matters" and this novel is a great example of revealing why knowing the backstory really does matter in understanding characters. And no, I'm not telling what is revealed in this novel!

Giveaway: A paperback copy of Jen Turano's delightful new novel from Bethany!



37 comments:

  1. I love the storyline and it sounds like a fun read, especially with the "sticky fingers." The cover is a beauty! Thank you for the review & giveaway opportunity. Merry Christmas!

    perrianneDOTaskewATmeDOT com (no google)

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    1. Perrianne, this story by Jen Turano is wonderful! Treat yourself with a copy for Christmas!

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  2. Wonderful review, Carrie! I'm excited to read Jen's new series!

    psalm103and138atgmaildotcom

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    1. Congrats, Caryl! Per random.org, you won't he paperback copy of Jen Turano's "Out of the Ordinary" which is a great read!!!

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    2. WON the novel not won't he lol! Darned autocorrect! Merry Christmas!

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    3. I'm so excited! Thank you Carrie and Jen! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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  3. I love Jen Turano books. I would love to read this one. I want to know what is revealed. LOL
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  4. Thank you, Carrie for your wonderful review. I would love this book,for sure! Thank you for the opportunity. mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Melanie! I think your reader group would love Jen Turano's Out of the Ordinary!

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  5. Sounds like a this will be great fun to read! Lovely review and thanks for the giveaway.
    bettimace at gmail dot com

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  6. I love Jen Turano’s books! This sounds wonderful, of course. 😊 Thank you for the chance to win and read.
    ttmom42 at gmail dot com

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  7. I would love to read this one! Thanks for the chance.

    mindyhoung AT msn DOT com

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  8. I love Jen's books! Always so fun!
    pacer8 at hotmail dot com

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  9. I would love to read this book!

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  10. Oh! This sounds fun! I love Jen Turano's books. I agree and say that her stories are uplifitng ~ they always make me chuckle and smile. Thanks! :)
    cjmatt1427@gmail.com

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  12. Love it! I really enjoy Jen's books. This one is definitely on my wish list! Thank you for the chance to win! jcrea at comcast dot net

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  13. Sounds like another winner for Jen, thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  14. Thanks for the review, Carrie! I've been wanting this book for a long time. It sounds like a fun read.

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  15. No spoilers on the backstory thank you.

    This sounds lovely.


    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  16. Can’t wait to read this story! So excited for it! Thanks for the review! Not sure if this is open to Australia but if it is, would love the chance to win!
    tanya_terpstra@hotmail.com

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  17. Love Jen Turano. Would love to win a copy of her newest book.
    Becky B.
    ohiohomeschool (at) gmail (dot) com

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  18. Ohhh! Another fantastic read. Can't wait!!!

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  19. I just love Jen's stories. I'm reading 'Playing the Part' right now and just love the way that her books make me laugh out loud. I'm soooo looking forward to reading this newest series. Thanks for the review and the giveaway! momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  20. I've heard Jen's books are so fun to read, but alas, I haven't had a chance to read a single one by her *sigh*. So thank you for the chance to win "Out of the Ordinary" so I can discover her writing for myself! :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Trixi O. you've been missing out by not having read any of Jen Turano's books yet! You'll need to remedy that!

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  21. I can't decide if an eccentric kleptomaniac for a boss is endearing or annoying! I can't wait to read this and find out how I feel about it! Lol

    mylittlebirdiebooks (at) gmail (dot) com

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  22. Oh I just love her books! I need to add this one to my list!
    lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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  23. Our church library patrons enjoy reading Jen's books.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Merry Christmas!
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I love Jen's books and can't wait to read this one. I always love seeing how the characters overcome situations that are going on in their lives. This looks to be another good one from Jen!

    Laura
    LLWaltz [at] gmail [dot] com

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  25. I always enjoy Jen Turano's books! This one is in my list but I haven't purchased it yet.

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    1. I would love to read this book. It looks so good! Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.

      faithdcreech(at) gmail (dot) com

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  27. Vera Wilson said,

    Sounds like a book I would enjoy reading. Thanks for the chance.

    snoopysnop1 at yahoo dot com

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  28. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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