Historical Fiction Book Review: Flights of Fancy

Publisher's Description

"Miss Isadora Delafield may be an heiress, but her life is far from carefree. When her mother begins pressuring her to marry an elderly and uncouth duke, she escapes from the high society world she's always known and finds herself to be an unlikely candidate for a housekeeper position in rural Pennsylvania.

Mr. Ian MacKenzie is known for his savvy business sense and has built his reputation and fortune completely on his own merits. But when his adopted parents are in need of a new housekeeper and Isadora is thrown into his path, he's unexpectedly charmed by her unconventional manner.

Neither Isadora nor Ian expected to find the other so intriguing, but when mysterious incidents on the farm and the truth of Isadora's secret threaten those they love, they'll have to set aside everything they thought they wanted for a chance at happy-ever-after."

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My Review

Flights of Fancy, by Jen Turano, is the first book in the American Heiresses series. Exceedingly delightful with an abundance of wit and humor, this novel is simply a pleasure to read! Ms. Turano certainly has a talent for writing uplifting stories that abound with thoughtfulness and charm. This book is utterly creative, clever, and endearing!

Flights of Fancy is a thoroughly entertaining story with a swiftly paced plot that is full of surprises. Brimming with scenes of adventure, comedy, and romance, this novel also offers a meaningful story of hope, purpose, and new beginnings. The characters in this book are refreshingly unique and compelling. As they overcome obstacles and evaluate their motivations, the characters are relatable and inspiring. They exhibit endearing qualities that make them unconventional yet believable. 

Flights of Fancy truly is a wonderful piece of historical fiction. Its successful blend of comedy, romance, and faith, makes the story very readable and extremely enjoyable. It is a satisfying novel from the first page to the last, and I recommend it wholeheartedly.

*I was given a copy of this novel from the publisher. A review was not required. The review I have written contains opinions that are entirely my own.

My Reflection

What a gift it is to read a novel that is not only charming and funny, but is also full of faith, hope, and purpose. As the main characters press on through surprising difficulties, they open their hearts to God and to his will for their lives. As they journey along unexpected paths, they grow in their faith and begin to discover how their gifts and talents are part of God’s perfect design. They learn to recognize that in all things, God’s plans for them are good. It is certainly encouraging and deeply satisfying to read a novel that thoroughly entertains while also providing opportunities for developing and nurturing a deeper faith and trust in God.

About the Author: Jen Turano

"Named One of the Funniest Voices in Inspirational Romance by Booklist, Jen Turano is a USA Today Best-Selling Author, known for penning quirky historical romances set in the Gilded Age. Her books have earned Publisher Weekly and Booklist starred reviews, top picks from Romantic Times, and praise from Library Journal. She's been a finalist twice for the RT Reviewers' Choice Awards and had two of her books listed in the top 100 romances of the past decade from Booklist. When she's not writing, she spends her time outside of Denver, CO. She can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jenturanoauthor/ or visit her on the web at www.jenturano.com. She is represented by the Natasha Kern Literary Agency." --Biography from Jen Turano's author page on Amazon.com


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