For years, Miss Felicia Murdock’s every thought and action have been in pursuit of becoming a minister’s wife. When the minister she’d set her sights on has other ideas, she decides something in her life needs to change–and soon–before she wastes any more time pretending to be someone she’s not. If that means spreading her wings and embracing a more lively way of life, who’s to say nay?
Grayson Sumner, Lord Sefton, has had more than enough of spreading his wings and only hopes to settle into the life of a respectable New York gentleman. Prompted by some friends to lift the spirits of the disappointed-in-love Miss Murdock, he is surprised to encounter an adventurous young lady with an unfortunate knack for stumbling into troublesome situations.
Just as Grayson decides he’s had quite enough of her antics, his past comes back to haunt him and his presence in Felicia’s life endangers her. As they work together to extricate themselves from this latest complication, will Grayson and Felicia decide they want to spend the rest of their lives keeping one another out of trouble?
When we last saw Felicia Murdock, she was trying to avoid her mother’s matchmaking schemes and wearing decidedly ugly dresses. In A Talent for Trouble, we learn why she wore those creations and see what happens when a 24 year old realizes she’s in danger of remaining single for the remainder of her life. Ruth Murdock, her mother, however, is still matchmaking and Felicia is still embarrassed by her attempts.
The Fifth Avenue social set from the previous two books in the Ladies of Distinction series are all here. The women are still getting into crazy situations, and the men are still trying to be their gallant heroes while bumbling over their romantic lines. Yes, there IS another trip to the local jail (Did you really expect otherwise?) and a social event where there are plenty of misunderstandings to be had. The guy eventually gets his girl, but amidst the breeziness there is plenty of action and one moment that may have you reaching for the Kleenex.
Thank you to Bethany House for my free review copy of A Talent for Trouble, which I received in exchange for an honest review.
Publisher: Bethany House (a division of Baker Publishing)
Publication Date: 01 October 2013
Page Count: 352