Storing Up Trouble by Jen Turano

October 25, 2021

Title: Storing Up Trouble
Author: Jen Turano
Publisher: Bethany House
Pages: 359
Length: 11 hrs, 10 mins
ISBN: 9780764231698
Publication Date: May 5th, 2020

About the Book:
After Miss Beatrix Waterbury suffers multiple mishaps due to her involvement with the suffrage movement, her mother decides a change of scenery is in order for her incorrigible daughter. Banished from New York, Beatrix is sent off for an extended stay with her Aunt Gladys in Chicago.

Mr. Norman Nesbit, a gentleman and a brilliant man of science devoted to his work, doesn't have time to be distracted with members of the feminine set. When robbers descend on the train, intent on divesting him from his important research papers, Norman is thrust into Beatrix's company when she has the audacity to interfere—leaving him no choice but to try to save her from herself.

When Beatrix's life is put at stake after she takes employment as a salesgirl, she and Norman find themselves propelled into each other's company again and again. With danger and intrigue dogging their every step, they become surprisingly drawn to each other—until information comes to light that threatens this relationship that's barely had a chance to blossom. 
My Thoughts:
Jen Turano is one of my favorite authors. If I'm ever in need of smile or a laugh, picking up one of her books is sure to bring it. Her skill of intertwining a sweet romance, historical details, and humor is super impressive! You can always count on her characters to have the best names ever, with the spunkiness personalities to match. Her heroines are strong and capable. Her heroes are dignified, helpful, and and match to handle the women. 

Storing Up Trouble is another fabulous tale that has met all the expectations of her stories. Beatrix has already proven in the stories before this as a friend to the heroine, she isn't one t back down from a fight. She has strong beliefs and is ready to speak of them. Her parents view her a little hard head and in need of some guidance, as she has faked a relationship with a good friend to keep out of a real relationship. Her parents believe it's time for her to have a new guide to help her straighten out her path, so they ship her off to Chicago to be with her aunt, who in turn, proves to be a older version of Beatrix and the fun escalates. 

Norman, oh my, Norman. I have to say he was one of my most favorite heroes yet of these books. He is book smart, a little awkward, set in his own mindset because he read up on it, so it must be true. He is also one who had the biggest growth in a story arc I've seen. Following along with him on his growth was so much fun as the light bulb went off. He was super smart from studying, but as he lived life finally and seeing how life really was, different then he thought and he dove on into it, his character just popped off of the pages. 

Beatrix and Norman were a great pair that were able to balance each other out, but also help build up do bigger and better.

This was such a good story!

Me and my daughter listened to this book on audio in the commutes, she would be cracking up in the back seat at the shenanigans that ensued. The narrator through this whole series has been great. She helped carry the story and really make the characters shine. 

I'm ready to dive in to Jen Turanos most recent series now. 

4 out of 5

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