What a fun, madcap story Jen Turano has written in this third book in her Apart from the Crowd Series! There’s never a dull moment in this comical historical romance set in New York City in the late 1800’s. A case of mistaken identity catapults Temperance Flowerdew into the adventure of a lifetime, challenging her to a whole new outlook on life.
When Temperance is kidnapped, she discovers her two unlikely captors have mistaken her for her cousin, Clementine. Temperance’s longtime friend, Gilbert Cavendish, is sent by Clementine’s family to rescue her, but he finds Temperance instead, free and unharmed.
Through a bit of investigating, they unravel the truth behind the foiled kidnapping plot. Their discovery unleashes an onslaught of twists and turns that include an unexpected marriage proposal and a death threat. Mystery, intrigue, humor, and romance are all a part of the resulting cat and mouse game.
Caught by Surprise is filled with memorable characters, among my favorites, the would-be captors, Eugene and Grace Miner. This bungling brother and sister duo brought humor and spice to the storyline. Their hillbilly personalities garnered a smile from me in each scene they graced.
Temperance and Gilbert have a complicated relationship which adds to the humor of the story. It took me a while to adjust to their continual bantering back and forth, but I grew to enjoy their back-and-forth chatter and their roundabout journey to love.
Caught by Surprise is a light, humorous read that is sure to brighten any library.
**Read how God works in the lives of Cynthia’s characters in her Inspirational, Historical Romance (Prairie Sky) Series.
UNDER THIS SAME SKY ~ BOOK ONE
~ She thought she’d lost everything ~ Instead she found what she needed most ~
UNDER PRAIRIE SKIES ~ BOOK TWO
~ Beyond shattered dreams lies a realm of possibilities ~