Beatrix Waterbury is ready to expand her horizons, in this entertaining read with Ms. Turano's signature delightfully colorful, but lovable characters.
This book starts with a bang, then settles for a while until picking up speed. An enjoyable read of misunderstandings as sparks fly between the main characters, as they work together to solve a heist.
I loved how Norman, Beatrix, Theodosia and Aunt Gladys all defy the social norms, finding their own way forward, using their unique gifts and talents. There was also great humorous moments and exchanges throughout. Theodosia is a beautiful young woman with a bright mind, and I loved her story arc over the course of the book.
Norman is a man of science, close to his family, yet socially awkward for a man of his standing, he a passion for find answers. I loved his enthusiasm to find answers and be a fixer, even if it didn't always turn out.
This was a fun read, with moments that made me laugh out loud, and characters that I could cheer for; I really liked Aunt Gladys and her wisdom, there was a lot of good moments of faith too. I did wish that there had been more times that brought Beatrix and Norman together, as they weren't together as much as I would liked. Great for fans of humorous, historical reads, works great as a standalone as well as the third in a series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.