Please someone tell me how I read as much as I do, and until this week had never read any titles by Jen Turano?? I 100%, positively, absolutely loved this book. After a Fashion is a romantic comedy that comes with a beautiful lady who hasn’t had an easy life, and a wealthy, handsome man of society who could use a little help. I could not help but think Pretty Woman (minus the career path of Julia Roberts character Vivian) mixed with a dash of The Princess Diaries. Everything I love about a great read you will find here in After a Fashion.
From The Back Cover:
Miss Harriet Peabody dreams of the day she can open a shop selling refashioned gowns to independent working women like herself. Unfortunately, when an errand for her millinery shop job goes sadly awry due to a difficult customer, she finds herself without income.
Mr. Oliver Addleshaw is on the verge of his biggest business deal yet when he learns his potential partner prefers to deal with men who are settled down and wed. When Oliver witness his ex not-quite-finance causing the hapless Harriet to lose her job, he tries to makes it up to her by enlisting her help in making a good impression on his business partner.
Harriet quickly finds her love of fashion can’t maker her fashionable. She’ll never truly fit into Oliver’s world, with its fancy dinners and elegant balls, but just as she is ready to call off the fake relationship a threat from her past forces both Oliver and Harriet to discover that love can come in the most surprising packages.
I adore the way Jen Turano has written Harriet’s character. She is intelligent, strong, and spunky. Harriet is not afraid to voice her opinion and she has a heart of gold. I also enjoyed the humorous situations Harriet found herself in so many times. My favorite humorous moment was early in the story when Harriet delivers hats to Miss Birmingham. I knew while reading the pages in which the chaos ensued, I was holding a book I would want to read again.
I know a book is five stars when I carry it around with me in case I have a few minutes here or there to read a few more pages. After a Fashion was my constant companion for the two days it took me to consume it. I am excited to read more books by Jen Turano! I am especially elated to read the second book in this A Class of Their Own series.
Read more about Jen Turano and other books she has written here.
I was given a complimentary copy of this book by its publisher in exchange for an honest review. I have not been compensated in any way and all options are my own.