Review: Playing the Part by Jen Turano (Litfuse Blog Tour)

April 8, 2016

Title: Playing the Part
Author: Jen Turano
Publisher: Bethany House
Pages: 352
ISBN: 978-0-7642-1277-2
Publication Date: March 1st, 2016

Can they accept who they are behind the parts they play in time to save the day?

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. Lucetta’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.
 Jen Turano has become a favorite author of mine. Her attention to detail, her character and world building are phenomenal! None of her stories have disappointed me. In fact, they usually leaving me smiling and laughing and raving to others about the fabulousness of the story. Playing the Part in no different. A Class of Their Own series has just been great, and Lucetta was the perfect one to wrap the series up with.

I've enjoyed Lucetta since the first book, After A Fashion, she has her own style and personality you can see from a mile away. I enjoyed having her the lead. Jan Turano writes some very strong, independent, and stubborn female leads. Lucetta I think is one of the strongest yet. As an actress, she is a character that is able to do more outlandish things then others and be comfortable about it.

That is one of the main reasons I enjoyed this series, each character is their own, but also has some amazing characteristics, they are flawed, and present themselves very lifelike. Lucetta deals with some more serious things with a stalker, but it is handled in a way where it works.

If you haven't read this series yet, you need to do so!

Too Read!
4 out of 5

About the Author:
 Jen Turano, author of seven books, is a graduate of the University of Akron with a degree in clothing and textiles. She is a member of ACFW and lives in a suburb of Denver, Colorado.
Visit her website at

Thank you to Litfuse and Bethany House, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. 

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