Tuesday, September 24, 2019

A Diamond in the Rough by Jen Turano (TLC Book Tours Review and GIVEAWAY!)



Looking for a fix for your Downtown Abbey withdrawal?  A Diamond in the Rough is the story of a spirited heiress who makes a splash in New York City as she has her first social season in town amongst the elite 400.  Poppy Garrison has been raised on a horse farm in Pennsylvania.  Her parents have fallen on hard financial times and her grandmother, Violet, will only help them out if they agree to send Poppy to town for a social season.  Violet is determined to turn Poppy into a “diamond of the first water” although Poppy seems to be a magnet for trouble. 

Violet hires Reginald Blackburn to help Poppy on etiquette and turn her into a diamond of the first water.  Reginald has traveled to America to help his cousin Charles, who also happens to be an Earl, to find an heiress. Reginald agrees to help, but finds himself entranced by the impossible women.  Will Poppy be able to make a success of her social season?  Will the two find love?

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel.  It is the second in a series, but I didn’t realize it until after I had finished the novel.  It serves well as a standalone novel.  It is a Christian fiction novel and had a great part of the novel about forgiveness as Poppy’s family works through past wrongs.  I loved Poppy’s independence, but even more so, I loved how Violet discovered herself in the novel.  The romance, humor, and adventure were very entertaining.  This was exactly the book I needed right now.

Favorite Quotes:
“I’m not really a gentleman who is comfortable discussing feelings.  If you’ve forgotten, I’m British.  We don’t discuss our feelings.”

Overall, A Diamond in the Rough is a great historical Christian romance with humor, adventure, and love in high society.

Book Source:  Digital Review Copy as a part of the TLC Book Tour!  For more stops on this tour, check out this link.


GIVEAWAY
As a part of the TLC Book Tour, I am giving away one copy of this novel. If you would like to win this book, please leave a comment on what interests you about this book.  
 
As part of your comment, you must include an email address. If I can't find a way to contact you I will draw another winner.

For an additional entry, blog about this giveaway or post it on your sidebar. Provide a link to this post in your comment.

I will be using random.org (or a Monte Carlo simulation in excel) to pick the winners from the comments.

This contest is only open to addresses in the United States.

The deadline for entry is midnight on Friday September 27th!

Please make sure to check the week of September 30th to see if you are a winner. I send emails to the winner, but lately I've been put in their "junk mail" folder instead of their inbox.

Good luck!


25 comments:

  1. Yes to the Downton Abbey theme. Dont count me in for the giveaway though.

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  2. I’m not a big Downtown Abbey fan, but what I like about Jen Turano's novels is that they are fun, witty, and entertaining without being downright silly. I just don’t do silly! I love that she puts women in occupations or situations that they wouldn’t normally be in for that particular era.
    perrianne (DOT) askew (AT) me (DOT) com
    Perrianne Askew

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  3. I enjoy reading Jen’s books! They lawmaker me laugh!
    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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  4. I love reading her books!! They’re the best! This is the only one I’ve never read! I’m so excited! Blaireholden15@gmail.com

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  5. Jens books are amazingly funny! They bring a smile to my face and laughter to my heart.

    Bethy 111 at gmail dot com

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  6. Jens books are amazingly funny! They bring a smile to my face and laughter to my heart!

    Bethy 111 at gmail dot com

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  7. I love all of Jen's books! They are so entertaining! jessicaw2000@hotmail.com

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  8. I have read most of Jen's book and have loved each one, I would love to read this one as well the story sounds very interesting. Lisaboesehaems(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. I have read most of Jen's books and have loved every one, would love to win and read this one too. The story sounds very interesting. lisaboesehaems(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. I love Jan Turano’s books! I’ve read everyone, this is a must read for me��

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  11. Jen’s books are so entertaining. I would love to read this one.
    Stella dot potts77 at gmail dot com

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  12. Love reading Jen’s books! Thanks for the opportunity to win her latest book!

    shannonann508@gmail.com

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  13. I'm interested just because of who the author is - love her writing!

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  14. I love Jen's humor that always finds its way into her books! And I also appreciate the fact that Poppy unapologetically embraces who she is.

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  15. Oh sorry, my email is eclitton (at) gmail (dot) com

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  16. Thanks for this captivating novel which interests me greatly. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Number one would be because you are my favorite author. Number two is because it is second in a series......I MUST have all books in a series! HAHA and I know it will be great! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  18. I'm loved every one of her books I've had the pleasure to read. Can't wait to read this one too. 1riakt(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. A talented author whose books are treasures. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. I know when I pick up a Jen Turano book, it will whisk me away to another time and place. I will have a great time traipsing along with a quirky heroine on a surprising adventure...all from the comfort of my favorite reading nook! lldietz(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  21. I'm a big fan of Jen Turano's books. I love the humor. Thanks for the chance to win Diamond in the Rough.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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  22. I have heard that the book has some humor in it. Thanks for the chance. aliciabhaney@sbcglobal.net

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  23. This one sounds like fun! And I love that quote about how the British don't discuss their feelings. :D

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  24. Historical romance isn't my favorite genre, or at least one I look for automatically, but I'm all about books with humor and this sounds pretty interesting. Thank you for being on this tour- I've got another one for my library que! Sara @ TLC Book Tours

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  25. Love the story premise—sounds so intriguing!
    btieps1204@gmail.com

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