Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Match of Wits

A Match of Wits
Jen Turano
(Bethany House)
ISBN: 978-0764211270
July 2014/352 pages/$14.99

After his departure from New York two years ago to meet up with his almost-fiancée, Zayne Beckett is the last person Agatha Watson wanted to stumble upon in her travels as a reporter with the New York Tribune. Quite pathetically bedraggled, he clearly needs to be taken in hand and sent back East to his family. Although she no longer has feelings for him, Agatha realizes, by hook or by crook, she'll have to be the one to get the obstinate man home.

Zayne has no desire to be taken anywhere and is prepared to drag his heels all the way home... until he finds himself slipping back into the familiar banter of his former friendship with Agatha. Once they arrive in New York, Zayne realizes Agatha's determined nose for news has earned her a few enemies, and he hopes to repay her help with some help of his own. When she rebuffs all his attempts to prove himself a knight in shining armor, the lengths to which they'll go to win this battle of wills lead to some memorable antics.

Everyone else may think them a match, but nothing could be further from the truth--until Agatha finds herself in real trouble. Have these two stubborn, too-smart-for-their-own-good people been meant for each other all along?


Photo Credit:
Sara Karam Photography
Jen Turano, author of A Change of Fortune, A Most Peculiar Circumstance, and A Talent for Trouble, is a graduate of the University of Akron with a degree in clothing and textiles. She is a member of ACFW and lives in a suburb of Denver, Colorado. Visit her website at


In her trademark style, Jen Turano has released another delightful novel full of engaging characters. I have loved each of her previous books (click here to see those reviews) and this one is equally enjoyable. Turano once again showcases her gift for creating unique plotlines and imaginative dialogue. But while the lively repartee between Agatha and Zayne kept me chuckling, the sure yet subtle faith message woven throughout the story makes this much more than a frivolous way to while away a few hours. Don't miss this charming novel and while you're at it, be sure to read Jen's earlier books as well. She's an author you don't want to overlook!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Bekah M. said...

Great review! I have this one in my to read pile and I'm excited to get started because I've only heard good things about it. :)

Michelle F said...

LOL...this one has me smiling.
Sounds like a wonderful book.