I have heard Jen Turano puts a healthy dose of humor in her books, but that knowledge didn’t prepare me for how lightheartedly entertaining reading Storing up Trouble would be! From quirky characters to tongue-in-cheek dialogue, Storing up Trouble had every type of humor while also touching on the most difficult topic of women’s rights in the early 1900s.
Beatrix Waterbury has been banished from New York City after landing in jail. Twice. Sent to Chicago, she must live with her eccentric Aunt Gladys. A woman whose reputation precedes her like a giant shadow. But if Beatrix thought having to leave New York was her biggest concern, or that being forced to live with Aunt Gladys her heaviest worry, the train ride to Chicago changed all that.
Norman Nesbit is a scientist who is fully committed to his work at the exclusion of all else. But when the train he is traveling on while returning from New York to his home in Chicago is held up and he is forced to escape with a strange spinster lady, his life is thoroughly upended. As if that instance isn’t concerning enough, the way the lady gets under his skin has everyone worrying for his health.
The whole story had me half-smiling as I read. Storing up Trouble is the perfect read for a rainy day that needs some sunshine or a breezy afternoon curled up with a good book. It’s lighthearted, fun, and romantic. While delivering a powerful punch regarding the dire straights of working women at the turn of last century.
Storing up Trouble is the third book in the American Heiresses series. It stands alone so that you do not need to read the other books first, however, after enjoying book three, I’m much inclined to check out books one and two. I hope you’ll enjoy them, too!
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