Gentleman of Her Dreams (Ladies of Distinction): A Novella

Gentleman of Her Dreams (Ladies of Distinction): A Novella

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by Jen Turano
     
 

When Miss Charlotte Wilson asks God for a husband, she decides He must want her to pursue Mr. Hamilton Beckett, the catch of the season. The only problem? She's never actually met Hamilton. Fortunately, one of her oldest and dearest friends, Mr. Henry St. James--who has returned to New York after a two-year absence--does know Hamilton. Much to Henry's chagrin,…  See more details below

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When Miss Charlotte Wilson asks God for a husband, she decides He must want her to pursue Mr. Hamilton Beckett, the catch of the season. The only problem? She's never actually met Hamilton. Fortunately, one of her oldest and dearest friends, Mr. Henry St. James--who has returned to New York after a two-year absence--does know Hamilton. Much to Henry's chagrin, Charlotte immediately ropes him into helping her meet Hamilton. However, none of her plans to catch Hamilton's eye go as she expected, and she is even more confused when her old feelings for Henry begin to resurrect themselves. In the midst of the mayhem Charlotte always seems to cause, she wonders if the gentleman of her dreams might be an entirely different man than she thought.

This novella is a companion to A Change of Fortune, Jen Turano's full-length debut novel, available fall 2012!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441261236
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Series:
Ladies of Distinction
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
78
Sales rank:
28,559
File size:
683 KB

Meet the Author

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 www.jenturano.com.
Jen Turano, author of seven books, 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 www.jenturano.com.

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Gentleman of Her Dreams (Ladies of Distinction): A Novella 3.9 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 143 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a quick and easy read. This novel interesting but only 58 pages. Wish it were longer. The story portrays a young woman who is looking for a husband and a young mzn who in love with her yet afraid to tell her.
snybev More than 1 year ago
Delightful novella, witty writing and fun, though predictable, characters. Great prelude to the author's upcoming debut, full-length novel. Excellent introduction to her writing. I look forward to reading more by Jen Turano.
LauraBastian More than 1 year ago
This was so cute. Charlotte is a riot and that she wanted to catch Mr. Hamilton Beckett and the way she tried were hilarious to me. I loved how Henry tried to help her and put aside his own feelings for her to try to help out, but that Charlotte’s family and even the servants knew Henry was more suited to her and were rooting for him. I rooted for him too. Such a nice guy and it was wonderful that they figured it out eventually.  It was so fun and I know it was a prep or a teaser for the Change of Fortune coming out soon I loved her style of writing I’m definitely going to get it soon. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though you know what is going to happen it's still fun to watch it unfold.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great little novella. Would make a great base for a full length book. Uplifting and appropriate for all teens and adults.
book4children More than 1 year ago
Short, sweet, and adorably funny, Gentleman of Her Dreams is a companion novella for the full length novel A Change of Fortune. However, it is not necessary to read one to understand the other. They are both fine on their own. This quick read was an absolute delight and just what I was looking for. I love historical fiction, and every now and again I feel the need to get away from all the paranormal and adventure and just read a good clean romance. This short christian romance was exactly what I wanted. It was humorous, witty, and super cute. It was squeaky clean, too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pleasant little story with predictable plot and characters. Easy reading for light entertainment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters were entertaining and the writing was good. I was just disappointed to discover it was only 57 pages long, short even by novella standards. The female lead character came alive but was a bit too immature to be real, even for her young adult age.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent introfuction to a new novel by an equally new author. If hew future writings are as good ad this one then I will be very pleased indeed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CUTEST BOOK/NOVELLA EVER!!!!
Bookworm_Debbie More than 1 year ago
This novella is a fantastic introduction to a new author. Jen Turano has a wonderful talent for developing colorful and memorable characters. She has written an incredibly amusing story. There is a nice flow to the plot. I enjoyed it very much and look forward to reading more about these characters in the rest of the books she has and will write in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this book had a great story line! I loved being able to laugh at all of the circumstances the main character finds herself involved in. Because of this book, I actually bought the author's other two books. Needless to say I have not been disappointed!
MissSissi More than 1 year ago
Very sweet and clean story, but a little on the short side, which leaves you wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was charming, entertaining, funny and true to it's time period. I want to read all of the authors books.
ToriOK More than 1 year ago
This was a good read. It never got boring, and it was well written. I liked how it showed her trying to do God's will even when she was miss reading the signs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lught and fun
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Old saying proved true that grass looks greener on the other side and what you are looking for across the fence is in your own back yard. Good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved everything about it except how short it was .I wish it would have been longer and had more romantic moments between the main characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I smiled reading Charlotte's and Henry's story in this delightful novella. The fun starts when Henry returns from two years at sea and Charlotte enlists him in her plan to marry someone else.What happens next was a series of mishaps that....but wait I don't want to ruin it for you. I enjoyed the books setting in high society Victorian New York, and anticipate reading A Change of Fortune!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this short read, hope that she expands these characters later and I lookvfoward to her debut book this fall.
bntyle01 3 months ago
A great christian fiction romance! I love the fast pace of the novella. Very well developed introduction to the series. With some novellas the author tries so hard to emerge you into the world they are creating in other books, that they don't take the time to develop the characters and the plot for the novella. This is NOT the case here. Gentleman of Her Dreams is an amazing stand alone read, but also gives a glimpse into her series. Based upon this I am excited to begin reading the series!
Baranski1987 10 months ago
A true delight! Gentleman of Her Dreams, By: Jen Turano I was captured right from the start with this funny and delightful story by Jen Turano. Characters that are sure to delight you. The laughter, tears of delight, antics that will keep you on pins and needles all the way through this wonderful story. Miss Charlotte Wilson is so determined to make things happen that the way that she wants. She is blind to what is right in front of her all this time. You got to love her and the things that she does. Be sure to have your glass of sweet tea as you kick back and enjoy this delightful story. Be sure to order your copy of Gentleman of Her Dreams by: Jen Turano today. 5 stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BookwormMama14 More than 1 year ago
Miss Charlotte Wilson believes that God has brought her the perfect man to marry, Mr. Hamilton Beckett. But is he truly the gentleman of her dreams? Charlotte has devised a flawless scheme to snatch up the perfect husband. But does she have her sights set on the wrong man?  My review of this novella is short because I don't want to give away too many spoilers. I enjoyed reading this short prequel to Jen Turano's series Ladies of Distinction. It is light and full of humor! An excellent start to this series and I can not wait to read the first book, A Change of Fortune. Jen Turano has quickly become one of my favorite authors. After a Fashion is by far one of my favorite books that I have read this year.