Miss Permilia Griswold may have been given the opportunity of a debut into New York high society, but no one warned her she wasn’t guaranteed to “take.” After spending the last six years banished to the wallflower section of the ballroom, she’s finally putting her status on the fringes of society to good use by penning anonymous society gossip columns under the pseudonym “Miss Quill.”
Mr. Asher Rutherford has managed to maintain his status as a reputable gentleman of society despite opening his own department store. While pretending it’s simply a lark to fill his time, he has quite legitimate reasons for needing to make his store the most successful in the country.
When Permilia overhears a threat against the estimable Mr. Rutherford, she’s determined to find and warn the man. Disgruntled at a first meeting that goes quite poorly and results in Asher not believing her, she decides to take matters into her own hands, never realizing she’ll end up at risk as well.
As Asher and Permilia are forced to work together and spend time away from the spotlight of society, perhaps there’s more going on behind the scenes than they ever could have anticipated. . . .
I have been looking forward to the Apart from the Crowd series for some time and this book did not dissapoint! Full of wit, humor and quirky characters in true Jen Turano fashion! The opening scenes take place at the Vanderbilt’s costume ball, and the descriptions of the costumes, rooms, and furnishings make you feel as though you are experiencing the sights and sounds yourself. Permilla was such a fun heroine! I loved her approach to things! She had the perfect balance of bluntness and honesty without coming across as overbearing or rude. Her interactions with Asher kept me smiling throughout the entire book. She never tried to be something that she wasn’t, she was genuine, and it was endearing. Asher was easy to like! He accepted Permilla as she was and was intrigued by her quirks and lack of social graces. The mysterious elements kept me guessing and suspecting until all was revealed in the end! Already loving the wallflowers! Anxiously anticipating the rest of this series!
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