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Storing Up Trouble by Jen Turano

When you need a comedic break from life, Jen Turano’s books are just what the doctor ordered.

Storing Up Trouble is her latest and the conclusion of the American Heiress Series and here’s my review:


Miss Beatrix Waterbury has been sent to Chicago on a train to stay with her aunt Gladys and before she gets there, the shenanigans start when she meets Mr. Norman Nesbit.

I loved seeing Nesbit’s reaction to Beatrix and how at first they are at odds with each other. What a satisfying journey for these two characters and also such a wonderful conclusion to the series. The last chapters perfectly tied everything up and I turned the last page with a sigh of happiness. I do have to say that Nesbit’s mule, Mort, almost stole the show. Loved him.

Aunt Gladys (and her friends) provide a wonderful and quirky character and you never know what she’ll be up to next. This book is full of adventure, skullduggery, and romance. Everything I love in a book, with laugh out loud moments that are the cherry on the top. The cover is an absolutely perfect representation of this wonderful story. You just can’t go wrong with a Jen Turano novel.


I received an ARC copy of this book on Netgalley from the publisher. My opinions are my own.


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When Miss Beatrix Waterbury’s Chicago-bound train ride is interrupted by a heist, Mr. Norman Nesbit, a man of science who believes his research was the target of the heist, comes to her aid. Despite the fact that they immediately butt heads, they join forces to make a quick escape.

Upon her arrival in Chicago, Beatrix is surprised to discover her supposedly querulous Aunt Gladys shares her own suffragette passions. Encouraged by Gladys to leave her sheltered world, Beatrix begins working as a salesclerk at the Marshall Field and Company department store. When she again encounters Norman on a shopping expedition, he is quickly swept up in the havoc she always seems to attract.

But when another attempt is made to part Norman from his research papers, and it becomes clear Beatrix’s safety is also at risk, they soon discover the curious way feelings can grow between two very different people in the midst of chaos.



Named One of the Funniest Voices in Inspirational Romance by Booklist, Jen Turano is a USA Today Best-Selling Author, known for penning quirky historical romances set in the Gilded Age. Her books have earned Publisher Weekly and Booklist starred reviews, top picks from Romantic Times, and praise from Library Journal. She’s been a finalist twice for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards and had two of her books listed in the top 100 romances of the past decade from Booklist. When she’s not writing, she spends her time outside of Denver, CO. She can be found on Facebook or visit her on the web at She is represented by the Natasha Kern Literary Agency.


Melony Teague writes contemporary romance with a dash of humor, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words, and she believes everyone has a story to tell. Melony is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and The Word Guild, and she is the co-author of As the Ink Flows, a devotional for authors. Her fiction debut, A Promise to Keep released, Jan 21, 2020. Melony was born in South Africa and now lives in Toronto with her handsome husband, their two teenagers, and does the bidding of her two adorable cats.

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Melony Teague is a Freelance Writer and Columnist who lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The Biographer for Portraits of Giving (2014-2016), Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (2015 -2017) and teaches seniors in her community how to write their personal story.