Christian Historical Fiction

Release Date 

March 1, 2016


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.

Author Information

Jen Turano is the best-selling, critically acclaimed author of The Ladies of Distinction series, and A Class of Their Own series, published through Bethany House Publishers. Her novel, After a Fashion, was chosen as a top pick from Romantic Times, as well as being named a top ten romance of 2015 from Booklist. Her book, A Most Peculiar Circumstance, was chosen as a top ten romance by Booklist in 2013. Her seventh book, Playing the Part, will release in the spring of 2016, followed by a new four-book series, The Wallflowers. When she’s not writing, Jen spends her time outside of Denver with her husband and neurotic Cattle Dog, enjoying life as an empty-nester because her son recently abandoned her for the college life. She can be found on Facebook at or visit her on the web at She is represented by Susan Brower of the Natasha Kern Literary Agency.

Jen Turano

My Thoughts

This was a FUN story!!  Lucetta is hilarious in her antics.  I found myself chuckling out loud at many parts in the story.  Jen Turano paints a picture so vivid, that I had no problem picturing Lucetta’s actions.

This story has mystery, intrigue, and of course, love.  The characters are lively and are not the regular kind.  They bring about a good deal of excitement to the story, due to their pasts.  This was my first time reading Jen Turano, but I have every intention of reading more of her books!

I received Playing the Part in exchange for an honest review.  I was not compensated for this review.



Link to Purchase Book


Playing the part prize pack