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Caught by Surprise Paperback – 31 July 2018

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  • Publisher : Bethany House Publishers (31 July 2018)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 370 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0764217968
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0764217968
  • Dimensions : 13.97 x 2.34 x 21.59 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 105 ratings

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Praise for the Apart From the Crowd series
"a true treat"--RT Book Reviews
"laugh-out-loud funny"--Library Journal
"fast-paced, festive, funny romance"--Booklist
"absolutely sparkles"--Publishers Weekly

After years of hiding her true nature, Miss Temperance Flowerdew is finally enjoying freedom outside of the shadow of her relations, so the last thing she expected on her way to work was to be grabbed off the street by a stranger and put on a train bound for Chicago.

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 her abduction, they're spotted alone together by a New York society matron, putting their reputations at risk.

Even though Gilbert is willing to propose marriage, Temperance is determined not to lose her newfound independence. But when the misunderstanding in Chicago escalates into a threat on her life, accepting Gilbert's help in solving the mystery may lead to more than she ever could have dreamed.

About the Author

Named one of the funniest voices in inspirational romance by Booklist, Jen Turano is a USA Today bestselling author, known for penning quirky historical romances set in the Gilded Age. Her books have earned Publishers Weekly and Booklist starred reviews, top picks from Romantic Times, and praise from Library Journal. She's been a finalist twice for the RT Reviewers' Choice Awards and had two of her books listed in the top 100 romances of the past decade from Booklist. She and her family live outside of Denver, Colorado. Readers can find her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and at jenturano.com.

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Tazbeet
5.0 out of 5 stars So so funny
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AndiT
4.0 out of 5 stars Laugh Out Loud Historical Romance
Reviewed in the United States on 31 August 2018
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4.0 out of 5 stars Laugh Out Loud Historical Romance
Reviewed in the United States on 31 August 2018
I have been a huge fan of Jen Turano since I read and reviewed her first book A Change of Fortune. With each book the cast of characters are more delightful, entertaining, and will put you in a fit of stitches.

I don't usually find others predicaments funny, like getting snatched off the street, but since these were characters and not real it was perfectly appropriate to laugh, and I mean laugh out loud. Which I did a lot of.

One of the fun things about series is that we get to catch up with characters from the previous books in the series. And Ms. Turano places them in funny predicaments as well. So, just when you think you're done laughing, believe me you're not!

I loved Temperance because she says and does what she wants, which definitely goes against society's norm. She's sassy and snarky, which is what I love in an heroine.

The sweet friendship between Gilbert and Temperance was real and so endearing. I loved that he just didn't give up on her. He was a true knight in shining armor.

The secondary characters were just as lovable as the main characters. They supported the story perfectly.

My Bottom Line:

I loved every minute of this story, and the characters. The suspenseful parts were like those of a cozy mystery which was delightful. The faith thread dealt with forgiveness of not only self but others. It was woven nicely throughout the book.

I wasn't expecting a mystery at all, and I had no idea what was going to happen next. The crazy situations that all of the characters found themselves in were utterly hilarious.

If you are looking for a "Calgon, take me away moment," look no further. This book is a perfect historical rom-com and I highly recommend it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars hilarious and endearing
Reviewed in the United States on 23 February 2020
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Diane Estrella
5.0 out of 5 stars Hey Hallmark Channel, I've got a book ready to be made into a movie for you!!!
Reviewed in the United States on 24 October 2018
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Debora Wilder
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a wonderful historical romantic comedy!
Reviewed in the United States on 23 July 2019
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