Thursday, April 5, 2018

Out of the Ordinary

GIVEAWAY
TURANO, JEN
OUT OF THE ORDINARY

Working as a paid companion may be quite commonplace, but Miss Gertrude Cadwalader's eccentric employer makes her ob unpredictable, to say the least. She finds herself carrying out an array of highly unusual tasks, including wearing peculiar outfits and returning items the woman pilfered. But when the wealthy Mrs. Sinclair catches Gertrude sneaking around the Sinclair yacht with some of the missing items in her possession, she immediately jumps to the wrong conclusion.

Shipping magnate Harrison Sinclair is caught in the middle of a misunderstanding between his mother and Gertrude, but he can't help coming to his friend's defense. Even as he hopes their friendship might become something more. Harrison is unprepared for the outlandish escapades that seem to follow the lovely, anything-but-ordinary Gertrude at every turn.

My Review:

"God doesn't expect His children to live ordinary lives, but extraordinary ones." (p 123)

Aptly titled because there is nothing ordinary about the characters or the situations found within the pages of Out of the Ordinary! Turano's humour is as absurdly quirky as ever -- in every exacting detail. From the outlandish character names to the crazy circumstances that riddle the plot. And the witty dialogue -- oh la la -- digs delivered with perfect decorum, banter that will leave a reader grinning and outrageous conversations that made my head spin. You need your wits about you when you commence reading this fantastical tale.

Everything Harrison is delectable. From his interesting choice of apparel to his endearing cluelessness around women. He's noble and kind and a works hard at managing the family's shipping business. The ladies flock around him with dollar signs hidden beneath their coquettish fluttering eyelashes. His one true female friend is Gertrude who is equally kind and hard working. But neither dare venture towards romance until family and friends enthusiastically do their utmost to bring them together. And then it's all madcap lunacy as Harrison, egged on by his equally clueless best friend, attempts to woo Gertrude using his sisters' romance novels as a guide. The results are...surprising. And hilarious.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Out of the Ordinary, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 8 2018. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

41 comments:

  1. A Jen Turano Book is always a good choice Thanks for the chance
    iamabho AT gmail DoT com

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    1. Yes -- guaranteed laughter. I love romantic comedies. Good luck, Linda.

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    2. Awesome Funny Books are One of My Favorite kinds
      Thank You

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  2. I am all in for Jen's book! For some great entertainment, I would love to read this one.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Perfect escape reads. Good luck, Melanie.

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  3. ohh this sounds wonderful. I have been a helper to an older lady so I am sure I can identify with some of this. I love humor in stories. thanks for your great review
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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    1. Mrs. Davenport is definitely a unique individual. I hope the lady you assisted wasn't quite as challenging. lol Good luck, Lori.

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  4. Eeee!! I LOVE Jen Turano's books! I'm SO excited for this and her other upcoming releases! Yay!😊

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    1. She knows how to write crazy humour! Good luck, Elly.

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  5. One of the ones I don't have of hers. I love her quirky stories and characters. Hers are good books to read when I need an uplifting moment. lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. I missed the first one in this series -- Behind the Scenes that I need to catch up on. I love her light-hearted delivery -- definitely uplifting escape reads. Good luck, Susan.

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  6. Love love Jen's books!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!
    kathrynlvossATgmailDOTcom

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  7. Oh my goodness! Jen Turano! I can't even contain my excitement. I love her stories. How does she come up with all of those funny wonderful characters? Thanks for the review and giveaway Kav.
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. She's amazing when it comes to thinking up wacky scenarios to write about. Good luck, Loraine.

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  8. Didn't the main female characters in this book appear at a party in the earlier book in the series? I love her quirky characters who find themselves in amusing situations! Thanks!

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    1. This is the second book in the series and I missed the first one -- Behind the Scenes -- but yes, there are carry over characters in this story. So much fun. Good luck, CC.

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  9. Ooh! I so need this one. :) I usually get Turano's books close to when they are released, but this time around, I had too many books waiting to be read before I could read this one. I love the quote you shared from the book. Simple, but also profound.

    tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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    1. So many books so little time! I feel your pain. And yes, a simple quote but when you think about it you can really take it deeper. Good luck, Terrill.

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  10. Okay, so why do I feel like the ONLY reader in the universe to not have read a single Turano book? It's not that I haven't read some great books or that I'm lacking reading material because just the opposite is true. And I'm certainly not willing to give up my avid reader card, in fact, you'd have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands...lol! It's a matter of lack of opportunity since review books take priority nowadays; a problem that's soon to be remedied. You will be happy to note, I will redeem myself by reading/reviewing a novella set put out by Turano, Connealy & Hunter entitled "All For Love" in May! Yes, they contain novellas set before their full length novels which are currently free on Kindle. I intend to enjoy it and discoverer Jen's writing for myself :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Novellas are such a great way to meet new authors! And that's an awesome group to be sharing a novella collection! It's so hard to keep current with now favourite authors while trying to meet new-to-me authors as well. And then when you do have time to meet a new-to-me author and you love them then you have their backlist to add to your reading lists and....it's a wonder we all haven't had reader breakdowns! lol Good luck, Trixi.

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    2. But, Kav, I experience reader breakdowns WEEKLY!! I guess there are worse problems to have.

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    3. Bwahahaha! At least we can read while recovering.

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  11. I love Jen’s books as they make me laugh. Thank you for the chance.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Sometimes we just want a good contagious laughter kind of book. Good luck, Lucy.

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  12. Ah....have heard so much about this book. Need to read it.

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. Hope you get a chance to soon. Good luck, Mindy.

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  13. This cover always makes me smile when I see it! Love Jen Turano's books! Becky lelandandbecky [AT] reagan [DOT] com

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  14. Love her books! They always make me laugh. Can't wait to read this one! Thanks for your review.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. She's so good at writing romantic comedies. Good luck, Pam.

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  15. Jen Turano's books never fail to make me feel good when I read them. They always make me laugh because of the delightful characters, witty banter, and unusual (to put it mildly) situations in which they find themselves. She is one of my favorite authors. Besides all that, Out of the Ordinary also has a great faith message. No need to enter me in the drawing since I already have a copy.

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    1. Yes - the banter is delicious! I could read it forever. Thanks for sharing your Turano love, Pam!

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  16. hmmm, I wonder what romance novels his sister was reading that would be enough to entice Gertrude to consider Harrison. Love that name, btw!
    arletta(DOT)boulton(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Let's just say the literal translation from novel to real life doesn't always pan out as expected. :-) Good luck, Arletta.

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  17. Sounds like a fun read, thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  18. I love Jens covers and original stories!

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. And this cover is really scrumptious, isn't it? Good luck, Melody.

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  19. I haven't read a book by this author for several years. Sounds like a wonderful read. Thank you for the giveaway chance.

    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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    1. Yes, a great place to pick her up again. Good luck, Deanne.

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