Review: Out of the Ordinary by Jen Turano

April 12, 2018

Title: Out of the Ordinary
Author: Jen Turano
Publisher: Bethany House
Pages: 346
ISBN: 9780764217951
Publication Date: November 17th, 2017

Working as a paid companion may be quite commonplace, but Miss Gertrude Cadwalader's eccentric employer makes her job unpredictable, to say the least. She finds herself carrying out an array of highly unusual tasks, including wearing peculiar outfits and returning items the woman pilfered. But when the wealthy Mrs. Sinclair catches Gertrude sneaking around the Sinclair yacht with some of the missing items in her possession, she immediately jumps to the wrong conclusion.

Shipping magnate Harrison Sinclair is caught in the middle of a misunderstanding between his mother and Gertrude, but he can't help coming to his friend's defense. Even as he hopes their friendship might become something more, Harrison is unprepared for the outlandish escapades that seem to follow the lovely, anything-but-ordinary Gertrude at every turn.
I was so excited to continue on with the Apart of the Crowd series. This to me is shaping up to be on the best series by Jen Turano! The character development and interaction is one of the most entertaining to date.

We were introduced to Gertrude and Harrison in the previous story, Behind the Scenes. We get to dive deeper into who they are, while still keeping up with previous friends.

Gertrude is a paid companion for a wealthy, elderly lady of society. However, her job is more unique then most in her position. Mrs. Davenport has a uniqueness to her, that we are introduced to in the first of this series. It continues into this story and grows. It also puts Gertrude in a place where she can get into trouble in more ways then one.

Harrison is a man who is now the most eligible, and wealthiest bachelor on the market. And it makes him a target for all the eligible girls in society...but Harrison is not one to fit in. His clothes are proof of that. I have to say, he has the most interesting clothing choices, even without his colorblindness.

Gertrude was thrown into an interesting meeting with Harrison in the first story, and their friendship has continued to grow. Because of their friendship, it put Gertrude in a tough spot with society women.

The adventures in the book were interesting, and I have to say, I enjoyed the path that this story took. Even though this was another fun rom-com, it had more dealing with everyday issues, then a particular villain. I liked how it was a little different then the previous story, it set it apart.

I also bought a copy of this story in audio and I was so thrilled that the same narrator continued this series. She already had the voices perfect and was happy to have her friendly and enthusiastic voice reading.

This books is a fantastic continuation to this great series! I can't wait for book three, Caught by Surprise, out in July.

Too Read
4 out of 5

About the Author:
Jen Turano, the USA Today bestselling author of ten books and two novellas, 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 the publisher, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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