Fiction Books

Playing the Part Blog Tour

playingthepartFBcover-300x111Playing the Part by Jen Turano is a 352 page book in the Christian historical fiction genre. It is published by Bethany House Publishers and was released on March 1, 2016. To purchase your own copy, click here,

PlayingThePart_mck.inddAbout the Book

Lucetta Plum is an actress on the rise in New York City, but is forced to abandon her starring role when a fan’s interest turns threatening. Lucinda’s widowed friend, Abigail Hart, is delighted at the opportunity to meddle in Lucetta’s life and promptly whisks her away to her grandson’s estate to hide out.

Bram Haverstein may appear to simply be a somewhat eccentric gentleman of means, but a mysterious career and a secret fascination with a certain actress mean there’s much more to him than society knows.

Lucetta, who has no interest in Abigail’s matchmaking machinations, has the best intentions of remaining cordial but coolly distant to Bram. But when she can’t ignore the strange and mysterious things going on in his house, it’ll take more than good intentions to keep her from trying to discover who Bram is behind the part he plays.

About the Authorjen-turano-200x300

Jen Turano is the best-selling, critically acclaimed author ofThe Ladies of Distinction series, and A Class of Their Own series, published through Bethany House Publishers. Her novel, After a Fashion, was chosen as a top pick from Romantic Times, as well as being named a top ten romance of 2015 from Booklist. It is also a nominee for Romantic Times 2015 Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her book, A Most Peculiar Circumstance, was chosen as a top ten romance by Booklist in 2013. Her seventh book, Playing the Part, will release in the spring of 2016, followed by a new four-book series, The Wallflowers. When she’s not writing, Jen spends her time outside of Denver with her husband and neurotic Cattle Dog, enjoying herself as an empty-nester since her son recently abandoned her for the college life. She can be found on Facebook at or visit her on the web at She is represented by Susan Brower of the Natasha Kern Literary Agency. Her books may be found in most fine bookstores, or follow the Baker House Publishing link to find additional places to purchase her work.

My Review:

Jen Turano has done it again, another book I couldn’t put down. Playing the Part tells the story of Lucetta Plum, a actress who is on the rise in New York City until a crazed fan will not leave her alone. Abigail Hart, Lucetta’s friend, can’t wait to meddle into Lucetta’s life and takes her to her grandson’s estate. Bram Haverstein, Abigail’s grandson and owner of Haverstein estate, may come off as an eccentric gentleman but there is so much more to him than anyone can see.

Abigail Hart is up to her old matchmaking schemes again and Lucetta refuses to fall for them. With all the strange things that appear to be happening, Lucetta still wants to discover who Bram really is. Having to overcome secrets and parts from their past will Bram and Lucetta fall for Abigail’s matchmaking scheme or will they go their separate ways.

Playing the Part was a great novel and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Jen’s work is fantastic and always leaves you wanting more. I highly recommend all her books!! Definitely can’t wait for her next book!

Thank you to Celebrate Lit, NetGalley, Bethany House and Jen Turano for providing me with a copy of this book for my honest review.




Jen is graciously giving away an entire set of this series! Click on the link to enter!


Blog Stops

Visit all the blogs on the tour!

March 16: cherylbbookblog

March 16: Book Reviews From an Avid Reader

March 17: Singing Librarian Books

March 17: D’S QUILTS & BOOKS

March 18: Bookworm Mama

March 19: Reading Is My SuperPower

March 19: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations

March 20: Faith * Love * Books

March 21: A Greater Yes

March 21: Southern Chelle

March 22: Splashes of Joy

March 22: Daysong Reflections

March 23: Bigreadersite

March 23: Texas Book-aholic

March 24: 100 pages per hour

March 25: simpleharvestreads

March 25: Karen Krayons

March 26: Buwurmzzz

March 26: Cassandra M’s Place

March 27: Jeanette’s Thoughts

March 27: The Power of Words

March 28: Two Girls and a Book


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