Monday, November 28, 2016

Review (+Tour Giveaway): Finding Margo

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About the Book

Off the charts and on the run.

International pop star Margo Hartman could use a night off. A grueling tour and overbearing entourage have sent her over the edge. It’s time for this diva to disappear. And who would think to look for the superstar in a small town in Ohio?

Sheriff’s deputy Brock Moore is undercover as well. He knows Margo isn’t who she appears to be, but her uncanny resemblance to a local Amish woman is raising all sorts of questions . . . the kinds that make her a target for a killer.

Both are determined to find answers, but their mutual attraction stands in the way of either of them doing it alone. Is finding Margo the solution to Brock’s problems or the just the beginning . . . ?

About the Author

USA Today best-selling author Jen Turano writes contemporary and historical romances with quirky characters and unusual storylines. Just outside Denver, Colorado, Jen and her husband live as empty-nesters, and they do so fabulously. Contact Jen at

My thoughts

With Finding Margo, Jen Turano has waded into the waters of contemporary romance/suspense and delivered one highly entertaining novel! The era might be different, but the writing is not. I loved everything about this story and could have identified Jen as the author even if I hadn’t seen her name on the cover.

Finding Margo is fresh. It’s filled with Jen’s laugh-out-loud humor. It has a quirky feel to it and blends together several elements – a cold-case child abduction, mystery, romance, a touch of the Amish/Mennonite community, and witty dialogue. Margo and Brock are unique, very appealing characters with hidden depth, and their sweet romance is well balanced with the suspense elements. And then there’s the duck, which delivers one of the most delightful animal themes I’ve ever come across.

I appreciated the spiritual theme that we are more than the expectations family and culture might put upon us – and that God never leaves or stops loving us, but is always working to fulfill His plans and purposes for our lives.

An epilogue beautifully sets up book #2, to be released in fall of 2017. Not to wish the passing of time, but I’m eager for this!

Highly recommended.

I was provided a free copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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To celebrate her tour, Jen is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card and signed copies of her book! Enter below - and be sure to comment on this post to claim your nine entries on the giveaway!


  1. Sounds like a fun story! Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. Wow! Great review. I love that this book is humorous and witty. I especially love the spiritual message. You've made me want to read this book.

  3. I'm super curious about the duck now. I don't think that I've read any other fiction with a duck as a minor character before! Lol

  4. You know, I have to read this now! your review has made me curious about this duck angle lol

  5. love this review! I agree completely - I would know Jen was the author even if I hadn't already been aware :D

  6. I love Jen's books. I'm so glad to know that even though the genre has changed for this book, her writing style has not. I really want to read Finding Margo. Thanks for your review.

  7. Sounds like a winner and I would love to be one too! Jen is an exceptional writer