Happily, amidst familiar faces from the “Apart from the Crowd” series, I excitedly joined the adventure of Caught by Surprise which kicked off immediately as Miss Temperance stages her great escape from a coffin! With Jen Turano’s usual light and witty writing, the story flies along with twists and turns in each chapter. The characters are delightful, I find this particular cast well-balanced, interesting and the sort with whom I’d like to have a cup of tea. Tastefully seasoned with Christian wisdom, the principles of love, forgiveness and persistence are beautifully illustrated. It’s fun, romantic and an all-round good book! Five out of five!

From the back cover:

Miss Temperance Flowerdew is on her way to work when a stranger suddenly grabs her off the street and sends her on a Chicago-bound train before she can figure out what happened. When Mr. Gilbert Cavendish is called upon to rescue a missing woman, he follows the trail to Chicago only to discover that the woman is his good friend Temperance. Before they can discover who was behind the abduction, they’re seen alone together by a New York society matron, putting their reputations at risk. Gilbert is willing to propose marriage–except Temperance will have none of it. She’s finally stepped out of the shadow of her relations and won’t give up her independence. But when it becomes clear the misunderstanding in Chicago has escalated into a threat on her life and followed her to New York, accepting Gilbert’s help in solving the mystery may lead to more than she ever could have dreamed.

I received a complimentary copy of the book from Bethany House Publishers through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Read my reviews for the previous two in this series here:

Behind the scenes: https://moonglotexas.com/2017/03/04/review-of-two-great-books-for-the-younger-reader/

Out of the Ordinary: https://moonglotexas.com/2017/12/05/book-review-out-of-the-ordinary-by-jen-turano/

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