Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano is a face-paced and delightful romance that is sure to be a favourite for those who like historical romances.
The author has created a rather precocious character in Permilia Griswold who was somewhat of a chatter-box and too curious for her own good. When she overhears a murder plot about Asher Rutherford (her complete opposite) she sets out to protect him and the results are quite funny. This is by no means a serious read, but one that is good at producing a chuckle or two.
While the book did not have God or faith as a central theme (more as an after thought) it was still a good read. The secondary characters are as delightful as the main ones. The sisters Henrietta and Mabel leave one wondering about their sanity, but are so funny they are endearing. I love how the author used mystery and humour to keep me guessing until the end. Overall, this was a charming book, full of humour, a little romance and a mystery to keep the reader involved to the end.