About the Book
When Miss Beatrix Waterbury’s Chicago-bound train ride is interrupted by a heist, Mr. Norman Nesbit, a man of science who believes his research was the target of the heist, comes to her aid. Despite the fact that they immediately butt heads, they join forces to make a quick escape.
Upon her arrival in Chicago, Beatrix is surprised to discover her supposedly querulous Aunt Gladys shares her own suffragette passions. Encouraged by Gladys to leave her sheltered world, Beatrix begins working as a salesclerk at the Marshall Field and Company department store. When she again encounters Norman on a shopping expedition, he is quickly swept up in the havoc she always seems to attract.
But when another attempt is made to part Norman from his research papers, and it becomes clear Beatrix’s safety is also at risk, they soon discover the curious way feelings can grow between two very different people in the midst of chaos.
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In My Opinion
The world would be a little less bright (and hilarious) without books written by Jen Turano. From the silly situations and conversations, the misunderstandings, and all the characters, Turano never fails to bring smiles and giggles with each one of her books. And I look forward to each and every one of them.
In Storing Up Trouble, Beatrix and Norman first meet on a train. What ensues is, you guessed it, a comedy of errors of assumptions and opinions (mostly expressed by Mr. Norman Nesbit). Things just get better from there.
From Beatrix’s aunt and her entourage to Norman’s best friend to all the other characters we meet in Chicago, each and every one of them adds to the story centered around Beatrix and Norman. Beatrix’s involvement in the suffragist movement is deepened when she takes a position add Marshall Field & Company. Norman begins to look outside of himself and his research when he meets Beatrix. And everything and everyone around them aid their character arcs all the more.
Of course, there’s also the running question of the attempted robbery and what the thief was truly after. This thread is woven throughout the story in a way that, just when you might forget about it, the investigation or something else pops up.
I love finishing a book with a smile on my face, and Turano manages that every single time. If you haven’t read anything by her yet, what are you waiting for? And if you have? I’m sure you’re already a fan.
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