August 10, 2015

After a Fashion

After a Fashion, by Jen Turano, is a high action tale that tells the story of Miss Harriot Peabody, a poor hat maker, making an agreement with Mr. Oliver Addleshaw, one of the wealthiest men in 1882 New York City!

Harriet's first meets Oliver when she is in the midst of a highly charged conflict with two wealthy women.  These women are acquaintances of Oliver's.  Harriet has been sent to fit one of these women with some newly purchased hats; however, the situation ends up with Harriet losing her job!  Oliver soon suggests that he hire Harriet to assist him in securing a highly sought-after financial deal with a duke.  When he next suggests that Harriet present herself as his fiance, she knows that she is in a situation that is way over her head!

Harriet gets herself in some very awkward situations while trying to fit into Oliver's world, like setting a high-end restaurant on fire!  When Harriet's aunt shows up on the scene wanting to try to blackmail some of the wealthy people that Oliver knows, you know that she will need someone to come to her rescue!

Hang on for this fun ride as you watch Harriet navigate in this world that is completely opposite to what she has known all her life!  Will Oliver protect Harriet from her aunt's vicious motives?

Hang on for a wonderful surprise at the end of this tale!