Diamond in the Rough

Diamond in the RoughAs Part Of A Bargain With Her Grandmother, Poppy Garrison Accepts An Unusual Proposition To Participate In The New York Social Season Forced To Travel To America To Help His Cousin Find An Heiress To Wed, Bachelor Reginald Blackburn Is Asked To Give Poppy Etiquette Lessons, And He Swiftly Discovers He May Be In For Muchthan He Bargained For About this bookWhen Miss Poppy Garrison accepts her grandmother s offer of financial help for her family in exchange for Poppy joining the New York social Season, she quickly realizes she is far less equipped to mingle with the New York Four Hundred than even she knew As she becomes embroiled in one hilarious fiasco after another, becoming the diamond of the first water her grandmother longs her to be looksimpossible by the day Reginald Blackburn, second son of a duke, is in New York About this bookWhen Miss Poppy Garrison accepts her grandmother s offer of financial help for her family in exchange for Poppy joining the New York social Season, she quickly realizes she is far less equipped to mingle with the New York Four Hundred than even she knew As she becomes embroiled in one hilarious fiasco after another, becoming the diamond of the first water her grandmother longs her to be looksimpossible by the day Reginald Blackburn, second son of a duke, is in New York to help his cousin find an American heiress who can help save his family s estate But when his very proper British manners lead Poppy s grandmother to request he teach etiquette to Poppy, he quickly finds himself in for muchthan he bargained for And while they couldn t beopposite, Reginald and Poppy just might find they haveto teach each other than they ever could have expected Series Book 2 in theAmerican Heiressseries Review of Book 1, Here Spiritual Content Talks about God, forgiveness, trials Mentions of God Mentions of churches, church going, services, sermons, hymnals, reverends A few mentions of prayers, praying, thanking God Note A few mentions of a ghost and a ghoul Negative Content Minor cussing including seven idiot s A couple mentions of curses said, not written Some eye rolling Being kidnapped a gun aimed at you barely above not detailed Fights, Injuries, Pain, Gunshots barely above not detailed Throwing up Mentions of a sudden death barely above not detailed Mentions of fist fights brawls, injuries, blood bleeding, criminals thieves, stealing barely above not detailed Mentions of jail Mentions of blackmail Mentions of alcohol social drinking Mentions of lies lying Mentions of gossip rumors Mentions of jealousy Mentions of throwing up A couple mentions of an accidents deaths A couple mentions of cigars.Sexual Content five hand kisses greeting parting , a not detailed kiss, a barely above not detailed kiss, and two semi detailed kisses Noticing barely above not detailed Mentions of kisses kissing Mentions of greeting parting kisses A few mentions of ruined reputations A couple mentions of hints of men hiring women in a rough area of town Love, falling in love, the emotions Note Mentions of unmentionables A few mentions of Poppy s curves noticed by Reginald Poppy Garrison, age 22 Reginald Blackburn P.O.V switches between them Set in 1885 Epilogue in 1886 347 pages Pre Teens One StarNew Teens Two StarsEarly High School Teens Three Stars Older High School Teens Four Stars My personal Rating Four StarsWhile this isn t my favorite Jen Turano book, it was still quite a fun read It took a bit for me to get into because it felt very much like her other books, by mid way I becameinvested and curious to see how different elements would turn out Murray was a very pleasant surprise of a character and I truly enjoyed him the mostDiamond in the Roughwas a good and clean read that I believe many will enjoy Link to review BFCG may Read the review to see recommend this book by this author It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author I received this book for free from the Author for this honest review ..Thoughts Swirling Around in my Head as I Read the Latest Jen Turano Book These names We need a Jen Turano Character Name Generator Oooohh she s spunky Ha ha Snappy Rouge escargot hahahaha The book title was just used in a sentence Nigel Not again Yay A snippy and proper grandma British accents Oh look She s titled a list, too HAHA Fist fights, scones and clotted cream Dude Poppy is awesome Woah that was crazy Jen Turano s sense of humor makes it super easy..Thoughts Swirling Around in my Head as I Read the Latest Jen Turano Book These names We need a Jen Turano Character Name Generator Oooohh she s spunky Ha ha Snappy Rouge escargot hahahaha The book title was just used in a sentence Nigel Not again Yay A snippy and proper grandma British accents Oh look She s titled a list, too HAHA Fist fights, scones and clotted cream Dude Poppy is awesome Woah that was crazy Jen Turano s sense of humor makes it super easy to enjoy her books They re light hearted, have the most colorful characters and are so entertaining Do read this book it s available September 3rd Visit www.christianbook.com for preorder details I received a complimentary advanced copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers through NetGalley A positive review was not required Opinions expressed are completely my own. I absolutely loved this story The writing is fabulously witty and fast paced with tangible descriptions of countryside and mannerisms and costume Poppy Garrison needs to be my best friend because then there would be someone in my life clumsier than I am Her character is vibrant and fairly leaps off the page with enthusiasm Reginald Blackburn was a bit uptight in the beginning but I still liked him immediately He s British, you know He has a big heart underneath his stuffy exterior and I absolutely loved this story The writing is fabulously witty and fast paced with tangible descriptions of countryside and mannerisms and costume Poppy Garrison needs to be my best friend because then there would be someone in my life clumsier than I am Her character is vibrant and fairly leaps off the page with enthusiasm Reginald Blackburn was a bit uptight in the beginning but I still liked him immediately He s British, you know He has a big heart underneath his stuffy exterior and is one of the best characters Turano has written, in my opinion.Poppy and Reginald hold center stage in this book but there are a couple of other storylines that make it even richer in depth and characterization Diamond in the Rough has a lot of heart amid the humor.Fans of historical romance will want to grab a copy of this novel I was provided a review copy from the publisher with no expectation of a review Laugh out loud delight This book is a great example of why this author is a go to for me I spent so much time laughing out loud that my husband grabbed the book from me to see what had tickled my funny bone I inhaled the antics of the characters over the weekend Poppy has mayhem following her around her first season in NYC, and her grandmother hires a British traveling companion to help Poppy become a diamond of the first water This gentleman has secrets of his own There s a sliver of myst Laugh out loud delight This book is a great example of why this author is a go to for me I spent so much time laughing out loud that my husband grabbed the book from me to see what had tickled my funny bone I inhaled the antics of the characters over the weekend Poppy has mayhem following her around her first season in NYC, and her grandmother hires a British traveling companion to help Poppy become a diamond of the first water This gentleman has secrets of his own There s a sliver of mystery, a cup of fun, and a romance that is slow to bloom, but it all comes together for the perfect recipe Loved every page Diamond in the Rough by Jen Turano is book 2 in the American Heiresses series It is a delightful romp into New York high society in 1885.Can a Diamond in the Rough be turned into a Diamond of the first water After her family has been estranged from her grandparents, Poppy Garrison finds herself under the tutelage of her grandmother Viola Van Rensselaer, one of the elite in New York society She is to make her debut, where wealthy American fathers hope to marry their daughters to titled Eng Diamond in the Rough by Jen Turano is book 2 in the American Heiresses series It is a delightful romp into New York high society in 1885.Can a Diamond in the Rough be turned into a Diamond of the first water After her family has been estranged from her grandparents, Poppy Garrison finds herself under the tutelage of her grandmother Viola Van Rensselaer, one of the elite in New York society She is to make her debut, where wealthy American fathers hope to marry their daughters to titled Englishmen The problem is Poppy has no airs or experience She is also somewhat clumsy But our heroine has a heart of gold and when she sees the unfortunate in need, she wants to remedy it immediately Can she be an original by prompting wealthy patrons into helpingpersonally than just donating money to a cause In order to be schooled in proper decorum and etiquette, Poppy meets Reginald Blackburn, who is a traveling companion of his cousin, Lord Charles Lonsdale.Madcap comedy ensues Ms Turano is an expert in portraying floundering females and hilarious situations with a few twists thrown in The supporting cast is well fleshed out in Murray Middleton and Adele Tooker Look for an incident with a horse that has the same name as Murray s mother and the battle of the clotted cream with Adele and Poppy This book is not without it s spiritual elements Poppy s grandfather, George, explains his awakening to Poppy and a family reconciliation is the result The other characters express their faith naturally I highly recommend Jen Turano s books, especially this American Heiresses series to fans of Christian fiction who want a nice romantic comedy kind of story I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher on behalf of the author I was mot required to give a favorable review All opinions are my own When I think of historical romances that make me laugh out loud even in public , I think of Jen Turano This one was no different Though this is the 2nd book in the American Heiresses series, it could easily be read as stand alone Though the main character from the first book is referenced and a couple of minor characters in the first book have appearances in this book, there is enough information given that you re not missing anything if you haven t read Flights of Fancy Though you shoul When I think of historical romances that make me laugh out loud even in public , I think of Jen Turano This one was no different Though this is the 2nd book in the American Heiresses series, it could easily be read as stand alone Though the main character from the first book is referenced and a couple of minor characters in the first book have appearances in this book, there is enough information given that you re not missing anything if you haven t read Flights of Fancy Though you should read it it s fantastic This book follows the life of Poppy Garrison, whose parents own Garrison Farms When the bank calls in their loan early, Poppy chooses to allow her grandmother to bail them out in exchange for debuting in society for a season Her grandmother desperately wants Poppy to become a Diamond in the First Water , but Poppy always seems to find herself in the most ridiculous of predicaments, making herof a diamond in the rough This lends to the hilarity of the book and makes the romance aspect that much better In spite of the frivolity, though, there is a good spiritual thread and a bit of drama included and the characters are well fleshed out and likable as well This book truly has it all There were a few sub plot stories that tied up a bit TOO neatly for my liking, which is why this one got 4 stars instead of 5, but I still thoroughly enjoyed the story line and I believe that Poppy and I would have been the the very best of friends.Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced E copy of this book I was under no obligation to write a review and the thoughts contained herein are my own A hilarious, laugh out loud historical fiction novel in typical Jen Turano style Readers will love the crazy antics of Poppy Garrison as she reluctantly joins the New York social season at the urging of her society grandmother She finds herself being given etiquette lessons by Reginald Blackburn, who unbeknownst to her is the second son of a duke This was an enjoyable novel that fans of Jen Turano will not want to miss The humorous moments and outrageous predicaments that Poppy found herself A hilarious, laugh out loud historical fiction novel in typical Jen Turano style Readers will love the crazy antics of Poppy Garrison as she reluctantly joins the New York social season at the urging of her society grandmother She finds herself being given etiquette lessons by Reginald Blackburn, who unbeknownst to her is the second son of a duke This was an enjoyable novel that fans of Jen Turano will not want to miss The humorous moments and outrageous predicaments that Poppy found herself in were my favorite parts of the story I received a complimentary copy of this book by Bethany House and was not required to write a positive review All opinions expressed are mine I adore Jen Turano s writing She brings the Gilded Age to life and creates remarkable and remember able characters to life With her second addition to her American Heiress series, Diamond in the Rough, this is no exception Poppy grew up on a horse farm in Pennsylvania and is having her season in New York She is completely out of her element and falls, literary, over and over again on her face She keeps getting into scraps and allowing me to shake my head in laughter as she tries to save he I adore Jen Turano s writing She brings the Gilded Age to life and creates remarkable and remember able characters to life With her second addition to her American Heiress series, Diamond in the Rough, this is no exception Poppy grew up on a horse farm in Pennsylvania and is having her season in New York She is completely out of her element and falls, literary, over and over again on her face She keeps getting into scraps and allowing me to shake my head in laughter as she tries to save her reputation She transforms by the end of the season but shows her heart by wanting to do good for those less wealthy On the other hand, Reginald, the hero, keeps his true identity a secret, but is always there to rescue Poppy There romance appears a little disjointed, but I believe Turano wrote their romance this way on purpose It made their happily ever after a littlesweeter As for the plot, I really enjoyed spending time with these characters I got so wrapped up in their lives that I even googled Fifth Avenue mansions during the 1890 s to have an idea of how HUGE these little homes actually were I love this story and can t wait to get my hand on the final installment Thanks for another wonderful story, Turano.I received a complimentary copy of a Diamond in the Rough by Jen Turano from Bethany House Publishers, but the opinions stated are all my own What a delightful novel by Jen Turano The second book in the American Heiresses is filled with laughs and meaningful romance.I loved Poppy She s headstrong and knows her own mind, but she is also a lady, even though she doesn t exactly know how to handle herself in every situation Reginald is the perfect balance to Poppy s nature, giving level headed advice and direction, but also finding himself falling for this woman who can t seem to fit in with the society mavens.Poppy is spunky and a fri What a delightful novel by Jen Turano The second book in the American Heiresses is filled with laughs and meaningful romance.I loved Poppy She s headstrong and knows her own mind, but she is also a lady, even though she doesn t exactly know how to handle herself in every situation Reginald is the perfect balance to Poppy s nature, giving level headed advice and direction, but also finding himself falling for this woman who can t seem to fit in with the society mavens.Poppy is spunky and a friend that everyone would want to have as long as you aren t trying to sabotage her This book delves intoserious topics such as forgiveness, deception, and the meaning of family I always adore Ms Turano s books and this one was perfect for me at this time light, but with a meaningful message.I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book, all opinions are my own This story is wondrously funny, the word pictures kept me page turning, and never expecting what is about to happen next.Talk about putting a square peg into a round hole, well, we take a farm girl and put her into elite society in NY City in the 1880 s She is soon rubbing, or falling, shoulders with the who s who in America, along with some British aristocrats.We have family blackmail, assaults, guns going off, horses in Central Park lake, etc Could just picture this as a movie, but be aware This story is wondrously funny, the word pictures kept me page turning, and never expecting what is about to happen next.Talk about putting a square peg into a round hole, well, we take a farm girl and put her into elite society in NY City in the 1880 s She is soon rubbing, or falling, shoulders with the who s who in America, along with some British aristocrats.We have family blackmail, assaults, guns going off, horses in Central Park lake, etc Could just picture this as a movie, but be aware along with glorious laughs there are a few gasps as we wonder if our Poppy will survive.A don t miss delightful read I received this book through Net Galley and Bethany House Publishing, and was not required to give a positive review

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  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Diamond in the Rough
  • Jen Turano
  • English
  • 24 March 2017
  • 0764231685