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.
"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.
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