Out of the Ordinary (November 2017, Bethany)
Another Upbeat Confection!
Review by Carrie Fancett Pagels
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!