Christian Historical Fiction Talk

Episode 124 - Jen Turano Author Chat

April 05, 2023 Season 2
Christian Historical Fiction Talk
Episode 124 - Jen Turano Author Chat
Show Notes

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Jen Turano returns to the podcast this week, and boy, did we ever have fun! Not only did we talk about her very charming and witty new book, A Match in the Making, but we also chatted about the 1980s big hair (you have to listen to the episode!), where she gets the ideas for the crazy for her characters, and an embarrassing incident that happened to her that inspired a book. My patrons get to hear her hilarious take on her recent trip to Utah. My sides were aching by the time we were done with the interview!

A Match in the Making by Jen Turano
Miss Gwendolyn Brinley accepted a temporary paid companion position for the Newport summer season, believing it would be a lark to spend the summer in America's most exclusive town. She suddenly finds her summer turning anything but amusing when her employer expects her to take over responsibilities as an assistant matchmaker. Tasked with the daunting prospect of attaining advantageous matches for her clients, Gwendolyn soon finds herself in the employ of Mr. Walter Townsend, the catch of the Season, but a gentleman Gwendolyn finds beyond irritating.

Walter Townsend is reluctantly in search of a wife for the sake of his unruly motherless children who cannot keep a governess for long. What he wasn't expecting was Miss Brinley, an amateur matchmaker who turns his quest for a new wife into a complete and utter debacle. Constantly besieged by society ladies on a mission to win his affection, Walter must find a way to overcome their inundating attention--and his unexpected attraction toward Gwendolyn.

The more time they spend together throughout the Newport Season, the harder it is for Gwendolyn to find Walter a wife when she realizes his perfect match might be . . . her.

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Named One of the Funniest Voices in Inspirational Romance by Booklist, Jen Turano is a USA Today Best-Selling Author, known for penning quirky historical romances set in the Gilded Age. Her books have earned Publisher Weekly and Booklist starred reviews, top picks from Romantic Times, and praise from Library Journal. She’s been a finalist twice for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards and had two of her books listed in the top 100 romances of the past decade from Booklist. When she’s not writing, she spends her time outside of Denver, CO. Readers may find her at or on Twitter at JenTurano @JenTurano.