Playing the Part

Playing the Part

eBook - 2016
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Lucetta Plum is an actress on the rise in New York City, but is forced to abandon her starring role when a fan's interest turns threatening. Lucetta's widowed friend, Abigail Hart, is delighted at the opportunity to meddle in Lucetta's life and promptly whisks her away to her grandson's estate to hide out. Bram Haverstein may appear to simply be a somewhat eccentric gentleman of means, but a mysterious career and a secret fascination with a certain actress mean there's much more to him than society knows. Lucetta, who has no interest in Abigail's matchmaking machinations, has the best intentions of remaining cordial but coolly distant to Bram. But when she can't ignore the strange and mysterious things going on in his house, it'll take more than good intentions to keep her from trying to discover who Bram is behind the part he plays.
Publisher: [United States]: Baker Publishing Group , 2016
ISBN: 9781441269607
1441269606
Characteristics: text file
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Call Number: eBook

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krimme13 Mar 31, 2016

This was my first time reading Jen Turano, and it definitely won't be the last. I thoroughly enjoyed this story, especially the great dialog. I love a story that is fun and has depth to it at the same time. Playing the Part was packed full of great characters, moved along at a nice pace and added enough mystery to keep me intrigued.

I love the unusual names for the characters, which makes them even more memorable. Lucetta is a smart, independent woman, making her a strong heroine. Bram is a little quirky and hiding things, but he has his reasons for his unusual behavior. There were a lot of great secondary characters as well, that just leapt off the pages. I enjoyed having an unlikely romance blossoming with Mr. Skukman, Lucetta's bodyguard, and Bram's sister. Of course, one of my favorites was Geoffrey the goat. You'll have to read the book to see why.

I'd strongly recommend reading this book if you love witty banter and a fun story. While it's the third book of the series, it can stand alone. I'm looking forward to catching up with the first two books of the series soon.

I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.

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