Felicia Murdock is an adventurous lady who has spent the last four years trying to win the affections of a minister. Thwarted in love and realizing she is nearly old enough to be called a spinster, Felicia sets out to quit being so ‘perfect.’ This isn’t a problem for Felicia as trouble has a way of finding her whether she seeks it out or not.
Enter Grayson, a widower with a dark, secret past. He has a daughter to care for and a world of guilt on his shoulders. He doesn’t need adventure or attachment. Fortunately he has a matchmaking sister who keeps pushing him into the path of Felicia. And Felicia has a matchmaking mother pushing Felicia into his path. The more he is around Felicia the more he desires to protect the haphazard woman. But, the secrets of Grayson’s past have found him in New York, and Felicia, being the trouble magnet she is, is stepping right into the midst of danger.
This isn’t my favorite Jen Turano novel (my favorite is In Good Company – Millie’s
story), but I very much enjoyed the story and mirth that accompanies her work. I did like how the secrets were resolved and the wedding scene at the end of the story. Agatha was one of my favorite secondary characters in this story and I can’t wait to read her story in A Match of Wits. I still say, when you need a book to lift your spirits and make you smile pick up a book by Jen Turano!
For years, Miss Felicia Murdock’s every thought and action have been in pursuit of becoming a minister’s wife. When the minister she’d set her sights on has other ideas, she decides something in her life needs to change–and soon–before she wastes any more time pretending to be someone she’s not. If that means spreading her wings and embracing a more lively way of life, who’s to say nay?
Grayson Sumner, Lord Sefton, has had his fill of spreading his wings and only hopes to settle into the life of a respectable New York gentleman. Prompted by friends to lift the spirits of the disappointed-in-love Miss Murdock, he is surprised to encounter an adventurous young lady with an unfortunate knack for stumbling into troublesome situations.
Just as Grayson decides he’s had quite enough of her antics, his past comes back to haunt him and his presence in Felicia’s life endangers her. As they work together to extricate themselves from this latest complication, will Grayson and Felicia decide they want to spend the rest of their lives keeping each other out of trouble?