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Miss Daphne Beekman is a mystery writer by day, inquiry agent by night. Known for her ability to puzzle out plots, she prefers working behind the scenes for the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency, staying well away from danger. However, Daphne soon finds herself in the thick of an attempted murder case she's determined to solve. Mr. Herman Henderson is also a mystery writer, bu Miss Daphne Beekman is a mystery writer by day, inquiry agent by night. Known for her ability to puzzle out plots, she prefers working behind the scenes for the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency, staying well away from danger. However, Daphne soon finds herself in the thick of an attempted murder case she's determined to solve. Mr. Herman Henderson is also a mystery writer, but unlike the dashing heroes he pens, he lives a quiet life, determined to avoid the fate of his adventurous parents, who perished on an expedition when he was a child. But when he experiences numerous attempts on his life, he seeks out the services of the eccentric Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency to uncover the culprit. All too soon, Herman finds himself stepping out of the safe haven of his world and into an adventure he never imagined. As the list of suspects grows and sinister plots are directed Daphne's way as well, Herman and Daphne must determine who they can trust and if they can risk the greatest adventure of all: love.


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Miss Daphne Beekman is a mystery writer by day, inquiry agent by night. Known for her ability to puzzle out plots, she prefers working behind the scenes for the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency, staying well away from danger. However, Daphne soon finds herself in the thick of an attempted murder case she's determined to solve. Mr. Herman Henderson is also a mystery writer, bu Miss Daphne Beekman is a mystery writer by day, inquiry agent by night. Known for her ability to puzzle out plots, she prefers working behind the scenes for the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency, staying well away from danger. However, Daphne soon finds herself in the thick of an attempted murder case she's determined to solve. Mr. Herman Henderson is also a mystery writer, but unlike the dashing heroes he pens, he lives a quiet life, determined to avoid the fate of his adventurous parents, who perished on an expedition when he was a child. But when he experiences numerous attempts on his life, he seeks out the services of the eccentric Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency to uncover the culprit. All too soon, Herman finds himself stepping out of the safe haven of his world and into an adventure he never imagined. As the list of suspects grows and sinister plots are directed Daphne's way as well, Herman and Daphne must determine who they can trust and if they can risk the greatest adventure of all: love.

30 review for To Write a Wrong

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kav

    These authors! Just when you think they can't get any more brilliant they publish another book that defies description and you're left scrambling for words to fill a review. Let's call me gobsmacked and call it quits. :-) I laughed so hard I'm checking sit-ups off my exercise routine 'cause my belly got that much of a workout being pummeled inside out from hearty guffaws. Zany. Outrageous. Witty. Glib. I can't wipe the silly grin off my face. This book is destined to lift your spirits and lighten These authors! Just when you think they can't get any more brilliant they publish another book that defies description and you're left scrambling for words to fill a review. Let's call me gobsmacked and call it quits. :-) I laughed so hard I'm checking sit-ups off my exercise routine 'cause my belly got that much of a workout being pummeled inside out from hearty guffaws. Zany. Outrageous. Witty. Glib. I can't wipe the silly grin off my face. This book is destined to lift your spirits and lighten your load. I can honestly say I never imagined myself swooning over a Herman but swoon I did. :-) He's a man who doesn't think of himself as hero material which makes him all the more alluring. And he's a writer! And avid reader!! And he's forward thinking enough to be willing to hire a women's investigation agency! Speaking of which...that meet-cute is hysterical! The way Turano writes the dizzying twists and turns that make up conversations involving Daphne is priceless! I'm kind of worried that I was beginning to follow her rabbit trails of thought bursts by the end. She often leaves everyone around her muddled until she concludes with a brilliant solution that suddenly makes sense out of everything she said previously. So much fun to read! As is always the case with a Turano novel there is a huge cast of quirky secondary characters who bring even more chaos and mayhem to the mix! And there's a house party full of them in this novel. Which means the whodunit possibilities are endless. The suspense thread is just as light-hearted and amusing as the rest of the story, for all that someone is trying to kill Herman! It's a clever plot with multiple surprises. I listened to the audible edition of To Write a Wrong and enjoyed Andrea Emmes interpretation of Jen Turano's characters. She captured them all to sweet perfection.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Deanne Patterson

    One thing that always makes Jen Turano's books stand out from other authors is her sense of humor that so naturally shows up in the writing style of her books. Her characters are always so realistic and well rounded. I was laughing out loud as I read this . Some of her characters can be a bit quirky but she does it in a way that you love because it makes you chuckle but at the same time you think to yourself you may now someone like that. A true page turner that has some suspense, who wants a chara One thing that always makes Jen Turano's books stand out from other authors is her sense of humor that so naturally shows up in the writing style of her books. Her characters are always so realistic and well rounded. I was laughing out loud as I read this . Some of her characters can be a bit quirky but she does it in a way that you love because it makes you chuckle but at the same time you think to yourself you may now someone like that. A true page turner that has some suspense, who wants a character gone and why? The book is well paced and will keep you on your toes. The ending can't be beat. I love this author's books! Pub Date 03 Aug 2021 I was given a complimentary copy of this book. Thank you. All opinions expressed are my own.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Melissa (LifeFullyBooked)

    This is a truly delightful addition to the Bleeker Street Inquiry Agency series. Jen Turano is one author for whom I'll make an exception to my "no historical novels" rule because she fills her books with so much humor and heart. This book centers on Daphne, a mystery writer who must keep her identity disguised because her publisher believes that mystery novels written by a woman will not sell. While trying to gain inspiration for her writing, she comes into acquaintance of Mr. Herman Henderson, This is a truly delightful addition to the Bleeker Street Inquiry Agency series. Jen Turano is one author for whom I'll make an exception to my "no historical novels" rule because she fills her books with so much humor and heart. This book centers on Daphne, a mystery writer who must keep her identity disguised because her publisher believes that mystery novels written by a woman will not sell. While trying to gain inspiration for her writing, she comes into acquaintance of Mr. Herman Henderson, a fellow mystery writer who wants to hire the inquiry agency to determine who is trying to kill him. As Daphne and her fellow agents search for clues, there is a definite connection forging between Herman and Daphne, even though he believes her to be a poet and a terrible one at that. I just love the banter throughout this book and it kept me engaged and interested. The rather large bustles that save the day on more than one occasion made me laugh out loud. Yet there is also depth to this book, because Daphne has long suffered from anxiety that makes her prone to swooning when things get tense. After everything is revealed about Daphne's past, Turano's astute observations about the roles, status, and unfortunately non-status of women in the late 1800s should cause readers to stop to think about how far things have come and how much still stays the same. This is a fun, yet meaningful novel that will sure to please those who like humorous historical romance books with a bit of mystery and a lot of heart. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Susan Snodgrass

    'Murderers, I'm sure you'll agree, are very proficient with lying.' Oh goodness, do I ever love a Jen Turano novel! Every time one is published, I can't wait to read it. You know why? Because that means I'm about to have a grand experience. I don't know how she does it. Really I don't. Her mind must be an amazing thing. Her wit is incredibly wonderful and this time I was laughing by the second page. There are many times during the reading of her books that I just burst into loud laughter and laug 'Murderers, I'm sure you'll agree, are very proficient with lying.' Oh goodness, do I ever love a Jen Turano novel! Every time one is published, I can't wait to read it. You know why? Because that means I'm about to have a grand experience. I don't know how she does it. Really I don't. Her mind must be an amazing thing. Her wit is incredibly wonderful and this time I was laughing by the second page. There are many times during the reading of her books that I just burst into loud laughter and laugh more than a second or two. My husband just stares at me, while I say, 'I'm reading another Jen Turano book.' Back we go to the Bleeker Street Inquiry Agency to have Miss Daphne Beekman's story. Daphne is a writer, don't you know, albeit one who must adopt a male nom de plume. She solves crimes in the evenings, too. Well, she meets up with another mystery writer in this story, a very famous one like herself, Mr. Herman Henderson. He wants to hire the agency because it would seem someone is trying to kill him. And we're off! What a wonderful, rip-roaring time to be had here. I always find myself, during the reading of on of Turano's books, rereading passages over and over just for the simple pleasure of laughing my head off. I adore her work! My thanks to Bethany House Publishers for a copy of this book via the Net Galley platform. I was not required to leave a positive review. The opinion here is entirely my own.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)

    About this book: “Miss Daphne Beekman is a mystery writer by day, inquiry agent by night. Known for her ability to puzzle out plots, she happily works behind the scenes for the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency, staying well away from danger. However, Daphne soon finds herself in the thick of an attempted murder case she's determined to solve. Mr. Herman Henderson is also a mystery writer, but unlike the dashing heroes he pens, he prefers living a quiet life, determined to avoid the fate of his adv About this book: “Miss Daphne Beekman is a mystery writer by day, inquiry agent by night. Known for her ability to puzzle out plots, she happily works behind the scenes for the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency, staying well away from danger. However, Daphne soon finds herself in the thick of an attempted murder case she's determined to solve. Mr. Herman Henderson is also a mystery writer, but unlike the dashing heroes he pens, he prefers living a quiet life, determined to avoid the fate of his adventurous parents, who perished on an expedition when he was a child. But when he experiences numerous attempts on his life, he seeks out the services of the eccentric Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency to uncover the culprit. All too soon, Herman finds himself stepping out of the safe haven of his world and into an adventure he never imagined. As the list of suspects grows and sinister plots are directed Daphne’s way as well, Herman and Daphne must determine who they can trust and if they can risk the greatest adventure of all: love.” Series: Book #2 in “The Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency”. Review of the first book, Here! Spiritual Content- A few Scriptures are read, quoted, & commented on; Talks about God (including one about a person that was mad at Him for a death of a loved one and another one about someone praying for courage); ‘H’s are capitalized when referring to God; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of a chapel, church services, & a reverend; A mention of helping with missions. Negative Content- Eye rolling; Trying to find who is attempting to murder Herman; Herman drinks wine at a dinner party; Fighting/Punching (up to semi-detailed); Blood/Bleeding, Pain, & Fainting (up to semi-detailed); Many mentions of murders, murderers, & attempted murders (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of a ship that went down & deaths; Mentions of a kidnapping & being tied up; Mentions of missing people; Mentions of crimes, criminals, jails, & arrests; Mentions of break-ins/trespassing & intruders; Mentions of stolen items, thefts, & arrests; Mentions of threats, weapons, & pistols and arrows being aimed at someone; Mentions of fights, fighting, punches, & duels; Mentions of blood/bleeding, injuries, stitches, & broken bones (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of poison; Mentions of blackmail; Mentions of lying & liars; Mentions of gossip & rumors; Mentions of men abusing women; Mentions of asylums & a man attempting to commit his wife to one because she questioned him; A few mentions of gambling & debts to questionable characters; A few mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of wine, drinking, & having too much to drink; A couple mentions of throwing up. Sexual Content- Three hand/fingers kisses, a not-detailed kiss, two barely-above-not-detailed kisses, and two semi-detailed kisses; Remembering a kiss (up to semi-detailed); Touches & Blushes; Butterflies; Noticing & Smelling (barely-above-not-detailed); Discussions that women (& young ladies) need to know how to protect themselves, about the dangers of the world and men, & that if a man does try to attack a woman, that she is not to blame; A man (it’s easy to call him a pedophile because he was an adult and she only thirteen) has a twist view of Daphne, who he thought was using her feminine wiles on him (he says she was “whetting [his] appetite for [her]”, (“twirling her hair in a provocative manner) however, she was completely not doing that); *Spoiler, but important triggering note* (view spoiler)[ Mentions of when an adult man tried to force himself on Daphne when she was thirteen (he dragged her to a forest, but she fainted and nothing else happened); He tries again towards the end and gets beaten to a pulp *End of Spoiler*; (hide spoiler)] Mentions of flirtation, flirts, & flirting; Mentions of feminine allure; Mentions of jealousy; Mentions of chaperones & reputations; A few mentions of men trying to attack women; A few mentions of kisses; A few mentions of noticing nearness/touches between couples & blushes; A couple mentions of cheating husbands & a possible affair; A mention of the possibility of men taking unwanted liberties with women; Love, falling in love, & the emotions; *Note: Mentions of unmentionables & bustles shaping a woman’s backside. -Daphne Beekman, age 25 -Herman Henderson, age 31 P.O.V. switches between them Set in 1887 360 pages ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Pre Teens- One Star New Teens- One Star Early High School Teens- Two Stars Older High School Teens- Three Stars My personal Rating- Three Stars {Trigger Warning: Attempted Assault (including towards a minor) & Anxiety} For the beginning and middle, I adored this book tremendously. Daphne was absolutely amazing with her wit and then how well-spoken she was made me want to take notes. Herman was an almost perfect hero, and their conversations about writing and plots were so amusing. I was planning on giving this book a four star rating throughout the majority of the book because of those things and because of how much I actually laughed out loud. However, there was something revealed towards the end that touched on a dark topic and because of it, I feel more comfortable giving it a three star rating. It’s a sensitive topic and while it wasn’t detailed or even near that, it still turned my stomach at that part. (To note: it’s discussed for about 30 pages). Personally, the topic of assault is something I’m sensitive towards, so I would have preferred a warning about this being mentioned in the book—perhaps at the beginning of the book because it can be triggering for survivors and those sensitive to it—especially as an attempt is made on a minor and we hear a bit of the man’s twisted thoughts. So, while it was a mostly light-hearted and humorous read surrounding a mystery of who’s attempting to murder Herman, there were also serious discussions about anxiety and anxiety attacks, men abusing women, men not taking no for an answer, and the need for women to be able to protect themselves. This is why my ratings are lower for younger age groups, even though I really enjoyed the main characters and overall plot. Link to review: Coming soon. *BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author. *I received this book for free from the Author for this honest review.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)

    4.5 stars Oh, Daphne. One of the things I loved most about book 1 in this series, To Steal a Heart, was side character Daphne and her quirky antics. So you can imagine how much I was looking forward to Daphne being the heroine in her own story, To Write a Wrong! I am pleased to report that I found her just as delightful in her starring role, and I read this book with a big grin on my face that just didn’t go away. Daphne’s sincere earnestness to discover who’s trying to kill renowned mystery auth 4.5 stars Oh, Daphne. One of the things I loved most about book 1 in this series, To Steal a Heart, was side character Daphne and her quirky antics. So you can imagine how much I was looking forward to Daphne being the heroine in her own story, To Write a Wrong! I am pleased to report that I found her just as delightful in her starring role, and I read this book with a big grin on my face that just didn’t go away. Daphne’s sincere earnestness to discover who’s trying to kill renowned mystery author Herman Henderson is hilariously juxtaposed against how simultaneously horrible AND lucky she actually is at it. Her innate quirkiness is buoyed further by her undercover persona in a house party full of authors (where she must keep no less than 3 of her identities a secret at any given time) and equally quirky supporting characters. Add to that some classic Turano “madcap mayhem” in the form of rescue bustles, pirate costumes, bad poetry, secret passages and a lengthy suspect list, and you’ll find yourself hoping laughter burns as many calories as actually exercising! Herman is a swoony hero with his own set of quirks, and I loved the affectionately tongue-in-cheek look at authors that his – and Daphne’s – profession allows. Their meet-cute made me laugh out loud, and it just got better from there. The banter, the admiration, the affection, all of it had me grinning from ear to ear and it was made all the more endearing by the fact they both are rather clueless as to a) their appeal and b) the state of the other’s feelings. In Daphne’s quest to eliminate the threat to Herman’s life, we also get to explore some deeper issues like anxiety, grief, fear, trauma, and gender roles / disparity in the late 1800s. The author seamlessly integrates these themes into the story without sacrificing either their importance or the light-hearted tone of the book. That’s a rare combination, but Turano pulled it off superbly. Bottom Line: Any time I pick up a book by Jen Turano, I know I’ll be laughing often. To Write a Wrong is no exception. Quirky & endearing characters romp through every page, and just when you think it can’t possibly get any zanier… it does. A delightful story with hints of Clue, Oscar Wilde, Georgette Heyer, and a comedic voice all Turano’s own, To Write a Wrong is exactly the feel-good story we all need to be reading right now. (I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book) first reviewed at Reading Is My SuperPower

  7. 4 out of 5

    Cara Putman

    To Write a Wrong was everything I hoped for Daphne's story. Daphne is a writer in an age where women can't write under their names and that creates the need for her to use a pseudonym. She's also an inquiry agent with the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency. Put the two together and give her a client who is her biggest competition in the mystery world, and you have the recipe for a book that was so fun to read. It pokes fun at writers, but never devolves to a treatise on how terrible publishing is. I To Write a Wrong was everything I hoped for Daphne's story. Daphne is a writer in an age where women can't write under their names and that creates the need for her to use a pseudonym. She's also an inquiry agent with the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency. Put the two together and give her a client who is her biggest competition in the mystery world, and you have the recipe for a book that was so fun to read. It pokes fun at writers, but never devolves to a treatise on how terrible publishing is. Instead it creates a plot that twists and turns while having a good time and weaving a tale of a sweet romance. Loved it!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Paula Shreckhise

    Hilarious! That’s what I expect from Jen Turano and she delivers. Double fun in this second book in the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency is that we get to see more of Daphne Beekman from the first book. She is a mystery writer by day and an agent by night. When she meets fellow author Herman Henderson while she is trying to combat writer’s block it adds to the hilarity. I especially liked when Daphne talks to Winston, the one eyed dog and Pretty Girl, The thieving parrot. The glimpses into the wri Hilarious! That’s what I expect from Jen Turano and she delivers. Double fun in this second book in the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency is that we get to see more of Daphne Beekman from the first book. She is a mystery writer by day and an agent by night. When she meets fellow author Herman Henderson while she is trying to combat writer’s block it adds to the hilarity. I especially liked when Daphne talks to Winston, the one eyed dog and Pretty Girl, The thieving parrot. The glimpses into the writing world of the late 19th century was written as only a wordsmith could. Daphne is quirky and that is part of her charm and the reason Herman is taken with her. “Herman ran a hand over his face again, feeling quite as if he had landed smack-dab into one of his more complicated plots and one he had no idea how to get out of successfully.” Ms. Turano’s writing reminds me of an Oscar Wilde play especially the house party at Herman’s estate complete with matchmaking grandmothers and ladies who want nothing to do with Herman. The author rounds out the story with other interesting characters, on old mystery and weaving in seemingly overused situations to great effect. I’m anxious to learn about mysterious Eunice in the next book. *I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House on behalf of the author. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*

  9. 5 out of 5

    Hannah Elisabeth

    I was SUPER excited for this book. And when my preorder came in TWO WEEKS before the release date, I was over the moon excited, and of course had to start it immediately… I’m not going to lie. I really did not like this book. I really struggled for the first half of this book, and then after a week, I had to put it down for almost a month so I could cool down before coming back to it to finish it. The first half was really annoying and just beyond ridiculous. Daphne, in book one, was a nervous a I was SUPER excited for this book. And when my preorder came in TWO WEEKS before the release date, I was over the moon excited, and of course had to start it immediately… I’m not going to lie. I really did not like this book. I really struggled for the first half of this book, and then after a week, I had to put it down for almost a month so I could cool down before coming back to it to finish it. The first half was really annoying and just beyond ridiculous. Daphne, in book one, was a nervous anxious person, and I found her hilarious. I was really looking forward to reading her book to see what kind of scrapes she would be forced into. But Daphne was not that person in this book! If she puts on a costume and pretends to be someone she’s not, she no longer has anxiety, nor does she swoon at the least provocation. So for this book she dons a disguise and is a whole new person because of that disguise. Which, as a nervous, anxious person, (who is not prone to swooning frequently, just btw) this is not accurate. I could wear a disguise all day long and still have nerves and anxiety. Also the writing…I know Turano’s writing is not the caliber of other writers I love, but this one was just….it was bad. I cannot stand when the characters are trying to discuss something but get constantly distracted by other points of conversation and talk circles around themselves. Maybe she’s trying to up her word count, I don’t know, I just found it very tiresome in this book especially. Which leads me to the fact that I read a SOLID 300 some odd pages of this book before I started to skip and skim chapters and then…technically I dnfed it because I did not read the last three or four chapters or the epilogue because I did not care. I don’t know who was out to kill Herman or why, so if anyone who sees this review finished the book, feel free to “spoil” me in the comments. I think I’ve just come to the realization that I’m every Jen Turano series there’s going to unfortunately be one book I don’t like, and this happens to be that book for The Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency. Which is a shame because LOOK at that cover! *shakes head in sadness*

  10. 4 out of 5

    Suzie Waltner

    Whenever I pick up a book written by Jen Turano, I can count on moments that make me laugh out loud because of the hilarious situations she places her characters in. Daphne Beekman is a mystery author who writes under a man’s name as well as an Inquiry Agent in To Write a Wrong. Enter Herman Henderson. A fellow mystery author (one who is well known) who is seeking out help. Upon first meeting, Daphne is in costume as she tries to figure out the plot of her next novel. While Daphne may be good at Whenever I pick up a book written by Jen Turano, I can count on moments that make me laugh out loud because of the hilarious situations she places her characters in. Daphne Beekman is a mystery author who writes under a man’s name as well as an Inquiry Agent in To Write a Wrong. Enter Herman Henderson. A fellow mystery author (one who is well known) who is seeking out help. Upon first meeting, Daphne is in costume as she tries to figure out the plot of her next novel. While Daphne may be good at solving puzzles, she fits the piece she holds into a lot of incorrect places before finding the correct fit (and oh boy, is it entertaining when she tries to explain herself). Daphne is a strong, independent woman whose family isn’t sure what to do with her but when it comes down to it, they love her and want the best for her. There are villains (more than one to varying degrees) in this novel, and the way Daphne and Herman stand up to them makes you want to cheer for the two of them. At the end of To Write a Wrong, we get an update on many of the characters but there’s still a big question mark around Eunice. Good thing her story comes next in the series. If you are in search of a excellent romcom with loads of humor, a pinch of romance, and a dollop of heart and have not picked up a Turano book yet, what are you waiting for? Disclosure statement: I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Melony

    Jen Turano delivers the reader with the perfect escapism in her books. If you want to forget about life’s realities, pick up a Jen Turano book and laugh away your cares. To Write a Wrong is no different. Miss Daphne Beekman is a quirky writer, who is also part of the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency. The shenanigans that ensue when she happens upon Mr. Herman Henderson, while she is dressed as a pirate, leads to many entertaining chapters. Seriously, I hope that someone picks up this whole series a Jen Turano delivers the reader with the perfect escapism in her books. If you want to forget about life’s realities, pick up a Jen Turano book and laugh away your cares. To Write a Wrong is no different. Miss Daphne Beekman is a quirky writer, who is also part of the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency. The shenanigans that ensue when she happens upon Mr. Herman Henderson, while she is dressed as a pirate, leads to many entertaining chapters. Seriously, I hope that someone picks up this whole series and makes them into movies or series. These books are pure entertainment without ignoring the plight of women in the era in which she writes. I neglected my regular schedule to read and finish this book. It was well worth every second. I can’t wait for the next book in this series. Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. My opinion is my own.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Nancy

    Such a fun book! Author Jen Turano continues with more adventures with the Bleeker Street Inquiry Agency. The main characters Herman and Daphne meet at the agency office in a most unusual manner. There are Laugh out loud situations that happen throughout the book, as well as the dialogue! Daphne is a writer, but must write under a pen name, so no one knows she’s a female. Herman is a writer as well. Someone is out to harm Herman and the Agency, along with Pinkerton Agent Cooper are on the case! Such a fun book! Author Jen Turano continues with more adventures with the Bleeker Street Inquiry Agency. The main characters Herman and Daphne meet at the agency office in a most unusual manner. There are Laugh out loud situations that happen throughout the book, as well as the dialogue! Daphne is a writer, but must write under a pen name, so no one knows she’s a female. Herman is a writer as well. Someone is out to harm Herman and the Agency, along with Pinkerton Agent Cooper are on the case! I really enjoyed the story and the banter throughout the book. And the mystery of who was behind it all was a shock to me. I didn’t figure it out until the author revealed it. Definitely recommend reading this one and I am looking forward to more adventures with the ladies of The Bleeker Street Inquiry Agency. I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All views stated are my own.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Staci

    1887 New York City The ladies of the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency push into new territory when they take on a case of attempted murder. Plenty of escapades and heart in the pages. Daphne is the primary focus. She is a famous mystery writer but keeps this hidden. The planned murder victim is also a writer. I was surprised at who the villain turned out to be. Couple of notes...I didn't realize there were glasses on the cover until I read that Daphne wears glasses and looked back at the cover. And th 1887 New York City The ladies of the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency push into new territory when they take on a case of attempted murder. Plenty of escapades and heart in the pages. Daphne is the primary focus. She is a famous mystery writer but keeps this hidden. The planned murder victim is also a writer. I was surprised at who the villain turned out to be. Couple of notes...I didn't realize there were glasses on the cover until I read that Daphne wears glasses and looked back at the cover. And there they were! The chapters were rather long. This may appeal to some readers, but I prefer shorter chapters or at least break points within each chapter. Another fun read by Turano.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Rosalyn

    Ah...a new Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency book, from the queen of humorous historical fiction....yes, this book was a delight! Daphne is quite the heroine, and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing her antics as an inquiry agent. Daphne and her rival mystery writer Herman (although he has no idea that she is also a mystery writer) are deeply involved in trying to solve the mystery of who is trying to kill Herman. Lots of humor, bursts of action, fun, mystery, and so much more are all written together in a l Ah...a new Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency book, from the queen of humorous historical fiction....yes, this book was a delight! Daphne is quite the heroine, and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing her antics as an inquiry agent. Daphne and her rival mystery writer Herman (although he has no idea that she is also a mystery writer) are deeply involved in trying to solve the mystery of who is trying to kill Herman. Lots of humor, bursts of action, fun, mystery, and so much more are all written together in a lovely way to give all of us readers another delightful new Turano book. If you are wanting something fun to read, be sure and read To Write a Wrong! Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

  15. 5 out of 5

    Tia

    Quick ramblings Love love love Jen! This book had mystery, comedy and intrigue. Eunice and The grandmother were the stars of this book. Daphne mysterious life unfolds perfectly to fit the storyline. I enjoy how Jen handles character development. Herman's love for hid grandmother was at first over the top for me, but further in the story I found it endearing. I like confident intellectual men. Herman let Daphne be herself at all times and loved her all the more for it. I received an advanced reader Quick ramblings Love love love Jen! This book had mystery, comedy and intrigue. Eunice and The grandmother were the stars of this book. Daphne mysterious life unfolds perfectly to fit the storyline. I enjoy how Jen handles character development. Herman's love for hid grandmother was at first over the top for me, but further in the story I found it endearing. I like confident intellectual men. Herman let Daphne be herself at all times and loved her all the more for it. I received an advanced reader copy from Bethany House via Netgalley

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Bridgewater

    o Write a Wrong by Jen Turano is a funny novel. There were numerous moments where the characters were placed in a funny moment. There is a scene with an axe that made me giggle. Turano creates vivid, vibrant characters who jump off the page. None of her characters fit the typical norm for woman of this era, which I love. The characters are smart, funny, and charming. I love the heroine, Daphne, this time around. She was smart and a writer. I love how she works at the Bleeker Street Inquiry Agenc o Write a Wrong by Jen Turano is a funny novel. There were numerous moments where the characters were placed in a funny moment. There is a scene with an axe that made me giggle. Turano creates vivid, vibrant characters who jump off the page. None of her characters fit the typical norm for woman of this era, which I love. The characters are smart, funny, and charming. I love the heroine, Daphne, this time around. She was smart and a writer. I love how she works at the Bleeker Street Inquiry Agency and writes mystery novels at the same time. Herman is a loving and sweet hero who finds the odd ball Daphne appealing and is drawn to her. Their romance story was sweet and kind. Overall, To Write a Wrong by Jen Turano is a delightful story that allows my imagination to flourish, and I really love the mystery element this time around. Highly recommend for readers of Turano’s other novels and historical romantic comedies. I received a complimentary copy of To Write a Wrong by Jen Turano from Bethany House Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Hanne

    tw // attempted assault, pedophilia, anxiety attacks, PTSD I was really looking forwards to this book! Since reading To Steal a Heart, book 1 in this series, I had been looking forwards to seeing Daphne’s perspective & love story on the page. She was such an interesting character and I was really looking forwards to seeing her point of view! Unfortunately, those expectations fell a little flat. While Daphne was a really interesting character, she wasn’t as well rounded as I had expected, from the tw // attempted assault, pedophilia, anxiety attacks, PTSD I was really looking forwards to this book! Since reading To Steal a Heart, book 1 in this series, I had been looking forwards to seeing Daphne’s perspective & love story on the page. She was such an interesting character and I was really looking forwards to seeing her point of view! Unfortunately, those expectations fell a little flat. While Daphne was a really interesting character, she wasn’t as well rounded as I had expected, from the glimpses that was seen of her from the first book. Her romance with Herman was really lacking in chemistry (similar to the relationship in the first book). I didn’t get as much as a look into her head as I would have liked, and Herman was honestly a really flat character. There wasn’t really an established backstory about Herman, nor was there any motivation behind any of the characters, both protagonist and antagonist. Herman in particular was the most nondescript man I have read in a while. His only character trait seemed to be that he was a big man. While he was a writer, he didn’t seem to have any inclinations towards writing: he never mentioned writing, he never had to spend time writing, or thinking about stories, or anything of the sort. While the story was partially told from his perspective, he didn’t contribute any interesting thoughts at all. The story was interesting, though it was REALLY slow and felt pretty pointless. The premise was really interesting: a group of famous novel writers at a big house in the city, with someone who was trying to kill the host. However, the story was executed really poorly. The story revolved very little around the writers and the stories and the publishing content but way more about what their daily life was, but with very sparse details. It was really boring and I had to push to get through the middle third/40% of the book. There was way less talk about the Bleeker Street Inquiry Agency than I would have liked as well: in the previous book I really enjoyed seeing the dynamics of the agency and having it come together. In addition, the dialogue was really stilted and unrealistic, and while Jen Turano’s books always require a certain level of suspension of disbelief, the dialogue in this book was unrealistic to an awkward degree. The only part of this book that really held my attention was the discussion of the heavier topics: both Daphne and Herman’s grandmother suffer from anxiety, the grandmother to a greater degree. Daphne was sexually harassed when she was younger, and the man returns further on the book to harass her some more. In addition, (spoilers ahead, aforementioned trigger warnings) (view spoiler)[One of the antagonists corners Daphne in the hallway and says that she has been enticing him by “flipping her hair” and “curling her hair around her finger” starting from when she was 12 or 13, and attempts to assaults her. Nothing too graphic, but he does grab her and corner her in a room. It later then comes out that he also tried to sexually assault her when she was 13 (he didn’t do it, and only ended up kissing her non consensually), causing Daphne to have lasting PTSD. (hide spoiler)] While nothing really was described very closely, it did span several pages and occupy a pretty good chunk of conversation, so if you’re sensitive to topics like that, this might not be a good book for you. With that said, these topics were handled well, and with a pretty feminist bent, and I liked how they were discussed. Overall, I was disappointed by this book: from what was teased of it from the previous book I was expecting this book to be much more interesting than it was, but it ended up being a lot of mundane discussion instead of drama. Most of the main characters were not very well developed and the dialogue and plot were not well-thought-through. There were some pretty heavy topics discussed, and I liked how they were done, but otherwise I unfortunately didn’t really enjoy this book very much. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion; I was not required to write a positive review. This review first appeared on: https://losingthebusyness.wordpress.c...

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jasmine

    Secrets collide and romance sparks! Well, Jen Turano has done it again. Every time I pick up one of her books it becomes my new favorite. To Write A Wrong is now my new favorite. Yes, I'm definitely waiting for the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency novel that finally answers my burning questions about Eunice Holbrooke, but, this book, and Daphne and Herman quite captured my heart. As with all of Jen Turano's previous novels, To Write A Wrong is utter perfection. It's an exquisite blend of frothy his Secrets collide and romance sparks! Well, Jen Turano has done it again. Every time I pick up one of her books it becomes my new favorite. To Write A Wrong is now my new favorite. Yes, I'm definitely waiting for the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency novel that finally answers my burning questions about Eunice Holbrooke, but, this book, and Daphne and Herman quite captured my heart. As with all of Jen Turano's previous novels, To Write A Wrong is utter perfection. It's an exquisite blend of frothy historical romance, laugh out loud romantic comedy, and surprisingly chilling romantic suspense. I got a real kick out of the heroine and hero both being authors, as a reader it's always fun getting some insight into the life of a writer...even if it's fictional. One of the things that I truly loved about To Write A Wrong, aside from, well, pretty much everything about the story, was that both Daphne and Herman have to learn what a hero truly is. He's not just a handsome face and a fearless risk-taker who has little regard for others' safety. He's a man who will defend a lady, even with his life, who chooses to do the right thing, and someone who treats those around him with respect. And, of course, they also learn that sometimes a hero, or heroine, is right in front of you. Jen Turano has a true winner with her second Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency novel. It was delightful, charming, quite poignant in some places, and just so much fun to read. The only bad thing? Now I have to wait practically forever for the next book in the series..... (I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are entirely my own.)

  19. 4 out of 5

    Becky

    “She was always doing the unexpected, and he couldn’t deny that he found unpredictability to be one the things he enjoyed most about her. “ To Write a Wrong by Jen Turano is a fun-loving mystery with plenty of Jen Turano’s wonderful humor and sweet romance. Daphne, our heroine, is absolutely adorable and probably one of my favorite characters from Jen Turano’s books to date. She is witty and had depth that I appreciated as I read the story. Herman, our hero, is all that a hero should be and I enj “She was always doing the unexpected, and he couldn’t deny that he found unpredictability to be one the things he enjoyed most about her. “ To Write a Wrong by Jen Turano is a fun-loving mystery with plenty of Jen Turano’s wonderful humor and sweet romance. Daphne, our heroine, is absolutely adorable and probably one of my favorite characters from Jen Turano’s books to date. She is witty and had depth that I appreciated as I read the story. Herman, our hero, is all that a hero should be and I enjoyed the banter between him and Daphne. Since they are both writers there were many great jokes about writers that really added to the story. It was fun to leave New York for a bit and visit Boston and meet Daphne’s family. The meeting with Daphne’s publisher had me laughing out loud and is worth reading the book for that alone! Jen Turano is able to weave in a deeper story line through humor and talk about real issues facing women then and now. Jen Turano has once again written a humorous Gilded Age story with laugh out loud scenes, relatable characters, and themes that touched my heart. A fabulous read! I was given a copy by the publisher and not required to write a positive review.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Faye

    A highly entertaining adventure, with a winning heroine full of daring! A upbeat adventure, filled with action and laughter. Daphne Bleekman tends to be the one behind the scenes ferreting out answers and information, but with Gabriella gone on her honeymoon, she is left to take the lead when Herman Henderson comes seeking the Inquiry Agency's help. I loved the interaction between Herman and Daphne, he is so supportive of Daphne throughout, and they make a great team. There are so many wonderful c A highly entertaining adventure, with a winning heroine full of daring! A upbeat adventure, filled with action and laughter. Daphne Bleekman tends to be the one behind the scenes ferreting out answers and information, but with Gabriella gone on her honeymoon, she is left to take the lead when Herman Henderson comes seeking the Inquiry Agency's help. I loved the interaction between Herman and Daphne, he is so supportive of Daphne throughout, and they make a great team. There are so many wonderful characters, some familiar and some brand new, I loved Herman's grandmother and her schemingly overprotective ways. A rollicking adventure, with a danger laced mystery, and twisting plot. The charming characters captured my heart, and I didn't want to put this book down! I can't wait to read Eunice's story in the next book! I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Erin Laramore

    I can always count on Jen Turano to write fun historicals, full of witty banter, hilarious antics and a solid mystery. This one was quite possibly my favorite of hers, perhaps because Daphne and Herman's story reminded me a bit of mine and my husband's (minus the would-be murderer of course). As both main characters were authors, and therefore wordsmiths, the banter was especially delightful and the responses to the ridiculous circumstances equally enjoyable. This is the 2nd book in this series I can always count on Jen Turano to write fun historicals, full of witty banter, hilarious antics and a solid mystery. This one was quite possibly my favorite of hers, perhaps because Daphne and Herman's story reminded me a bit of mine and my husband's (minus the would-be murderer of course). As both main characters were authors, and therefore wordsmiths, the banter was especially delightful and the responses to the ridiculous circumstances equally enjoyable. This is the 2nd book in this series and while I would recommend reading the first book before this one (simply because Daphne is introduced in that one and this expands on her character), it's definitely not essential to do so as this story will stand alone pretty easily. If you enjoy historical romance with quirky characters and fun antics and banter, I would definitely recommend this one!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Mimi

    Oh my gosh, I've been looking forward to Daphne's story since the moment I closed the book on book one! As always, the author's story had me in stitches. Her characters always get into the kookiest situations. She knows how to write a scene that comes to life in the most hysterical way! This is a book that's longer than anything I ever read in a day, but I loved it so much I "HAD" to finish it. When I was reading the story, I kept thinking that this book is like a comedic version of the game Clue. Oh my gosh, I've been looking forward to Daphne's story since the moment I closed the book on book one! As always, the author's story had me in stitches. Her characters always get into the kookiest situations. She knows how to write a scene that comes to life in the most hysterical way! This is a book that's longer than anything I ever read in a day, but I loved it so much I "HAD" to finish it. When I was reading the story, I kept thinking that this book is like a comedic version of the game Clue. As much as Daphne wants to do a good job as an inquiry agent, she's SO bad at it, you can't help but cringe when she's "on the job". And then there's poor Herman who needs to be protected from someone who's trying to murder him, yet his new agent is Daphne. hahaha I kept thinking I knew who was going to be the bad guy, but Daphne was no help considering the fact that she suspected everyone with her unique way of seeing the world. A way in which Herman comes to truly appreciate it. I mean, I think everyone who reads the story will! One of the parts of the story that I love is the outfits Daphne wears. They basically become a character of their own throughout the story. Reminiscent of Gertrude in Out of the Ordinary. I was pleasantly surprised that we were able to get to know Ann, from book one, more in this story. It was fun to see her sensible side next to Daphne's wacky side. I also enjoyed Eunice in this story as I did in the first book. She has quite the presence, especially when she pulls out her pistol! hahahaha I can't wait for her story! I was actually surprised at the serious turn the story took towards the end of the book, but I appreciated it so much. A VERY strong message to young girls, women, and their families. I won't give it away, but it's a societal issue that is incredibly important! I honestly loved the direction it took and how the author handled it. *I received this book for review. This is my personal opinion.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Kelly Goshorn

    I’ve been looking forward to the second installment of The Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency as soon as I was introduced to Daphne Beekman as a secondary character in the previous book of this series, To Steal a Heart. Daphne is a writer of mysteries who pens her stories as Montague Morland because it was considered quite unseemly for a woman to be a novelist, especially in that genre during the Gilded Age. Daphne is my kind of heroine. From her typewriter she named Almira (because I name all my car I’ve been looking forward to the second installment of The Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency as soon as I was introduced to Daphne Beekman as a secondary character in the previous book of this series, To Steal a Heart. Daphne is a writer of mysteries who pens her stories as Montague Morland because it was considered quite unseemly for a woman to be a novelist, especially in that genre during the Gilded Age. Daphne is my kind of heroine. From her typewriter she named Almira (because I name all my cars and other favorite gadgets), to her love of the written word (self-explanatory), not to mention she detests the morning physical fitness routine the inquiry agents are participating in to improve their stamina so they can peruse culprits who might be able to overpower them (I don’t like to sweat). Unlike Daphne, I’m not prone to swooning in the face of danger. Though truth be told, I haven’t really been put to the test. I know the wit and cleverness hiding beneath her timid exterior will endear her to every reader. Turano wrote the perfect hero for Daphne as well. Enter Herman Henderson, a well-known writer of adventure stories whose private life is rather dull in his opinion—until he meets Daphne. When Herman hires The Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency to discover who is trying to kill him, Daphne and Herman’s paths become intertwined. Herman wound himself around my heart as soon as he entered the story. He is a quiet, mild-mannered, and utterly charming hero who manages to save Daphne from more than one troublesome situation she lands herself in. Herman is a true gentleman that is very worthy of Daphne and the witty banter between the two was engaging and kept me turning the pages. Like most of Turano’s books, the reader is hit with a subtle yet powerful message about the limited choices women had during the Gilded Age. Several of the female characters, including Daphne, felt powerless against men who believed they could control them. Not family members, but men who insisted on marrying or taking liberties with the ladies, without their consent. Men who thought the ladies should consider themselves lucky to have their attention. I like how Daphne, and the other ladies to a lesser extent, stood up for themselves. They were able to see the facade these men showed the public and refused to be swayed by power, wealth, or position. As with all Jen Turano books, I smiled, shook my head at the unbelievable antics of her quirky characters, and at times just laughed out loud. To Write a Wrong is another lovely gem in Jen Turano’s crown as the Queen of the Christian historical Rom-Com. I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher but wasn’t required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kristina

    To Write a Wrong by Jen Turano is the 2nd tale in The Bleeker Street Inquiry Agency series. I suggest reading To Steal a Heart before beginning To Write a Wrong (you will not regret it). Miss Daphne Beekman is an author as well as an agent with the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency. Daphne is an unusual woman for her time period. She is spirited, creative, clever, clumsy, and loyal with a tendency to swoon. Daphne carries a large handbag that holds a multitude of items that tend to come in handy in To Write a Wrong by Jen Turano is the 2nd tale in The Bleeker Street Inquiry Agency series. I suggest reading To Steal a Heart before beginning To Write a Wrong (you will not regret it). Miss Daphne Beekman is an author as well as an agent with the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency. Daphne is an unusual woman for her time period. She is spirited, creative, clever, clumsy, and loyal with a tendency to swoon. Daphne carries a large handbag that holds a multitude of items that tend to come in handy including a pistol. Mr. Herman Henderson comes to the agency late on a Friday night to engage their services. Herman is a published author who is actually Daphne’s competitor. Herman has had four attempts on his life, and he wishes to hire the agency to find out who is behind the attempts. This is the beginning of a humorous, boisterous adventure. I always look forward to Jen Turano’s book because I can count of them to make me laugh. To Write a Wrong did not disappoint. I did find it a little bit of a slow starter. The first scene between Herman and Daphne seemed to go on too long (it felt a little off). I love that Daphne can hold her own. She might swoon on occasion (she is working on it), but Daphne is not a woman to back down. There is a scene with Daphne at her publishers in Boston that shows off her strengths. I could envision the scene and the faces of the men in the room which had me chuckling (the thought of that scene still makes me laugh). To Write a Wrong is a busy book. I liked all the activity and quirky characters. Romance abounds with the ladies as they meet some new gentlemen. Some things never change. Issues women faced then are some of the same problems women face now. The author brought 1887 New York and Boston to life with her vivid writing. To Write a Wrong is a multifaceted, historical novel that is a delight to read. To Write a Wrong is droll historical tale with matchmaking grandmama’s, a pilfering parrot, a concerned cousin, protective relatives, writing woes, and a not so secret non de plume.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Loraine

    Turano's rollicking humor fills this novel from start to finish, and your stomach may hurt from laughing by time you're finished. Turano's books are always entertaining, and this one doesn't disappoint. Since it is the second book in a series, I recommend reading the first so you know the back story especially since it is a fun-filled romp also. Daphne Beekman is a successful mystery writer by day using a pseudonym so her readers will think her a male author since it is 1887 and female mystery wr Turano's rollicking humor fills this novel from start to finish, and your stomach may hurt from laughing by time you're finished. Turano's books are always entertaining, and this one doesn't disappoint. Since it is the second book in a series, I recommend reading the first so you know the back story especially since it is a fun-filled romp also. Daphne Beekman is a successful mystery writer by day using a pseudonym so her readers will think her a male author since it is 1887 and female mystery writers are not the thing. By night, she is a member of the Bleeker Street Inquiry Agency and usually plays her role behind the scene. But when Herman Henderson needs someone immediately and the other ladies are not available, Daphne jumps right into a pot of trouble that will keep you laughing out loud. But as handsome Herman and daffy Daphne put their heads together will they solve the mystery of who's trying to kill Herman or will romance fill the air? **I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Opinions are mine alone. I was not compensated for this review.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Lori

    I enjoy these types of reads. They are funny, witty, charming and all the above! I was delighted that Daphne was getting her own story and it didn't disappoint! Ms. Turner knows just when to add the right humor along with a Christian message that we can use even in today's world. I love her charming characters that is totally Turano. I snickered until I thought I'd fall out of my seat! My favorite characters are Daphne of course and Herman. Together in my opinion they make a great team in solving m I enjoy these types of reads. They are funny, witty, charming and all the above! I was delighted that Daphne was getting her own story and it didn't disappoint! Ms. Turner knows just when to add the right humor along with a Christian message that we can use even in today's world. I love her charming characters that is totally Turano. I snickered until I thought I'd fall out of my seat! My favorite characters are Daphne of course and Herman. Together in my opinion they make a great team in solving mysteries. I love guessing games and Turano is great at this! I couldn't keep turning the pages fast enough to see what happened next. I absolutely loved it! I passed a pleasant evening with Daphne and Herman. I was sad when their story ended. I highly recommend! 5 stars! My thanks for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own. I was NOT required to write a positive review.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    Best. Book. EVER! Every time I read a book by Jen Turano, I am convinced she can't top it, and EVERY time she proves me wrong. I adored this story. Herman and Daphne are fantastically likable characters and the supporting characters helped round out the story nicely. Jen's trademark humor is perfect in the story, her humor is always my favorite element of a Jen Turano story and this one was no exception. All in all, another perfect(for me) read by one of my most beloved authors. Don't miss it! Best. Book. EVER! Every time I read a book by Jen Turano, I am convinced she can't top it, and EVERY time she proves me wrong. I adored this story. Herman and Daphne are fantastically likable characters and the supporting characters helped round out the story nicely. Jen's trademark humor is perfect in the story, her humor is always my favorite element of a Jen Turano story and this one was no exception. All in all, another perfect(for me) read by one of my most beloved authors. Don't miss it!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Johnson

    Jen Turano once again delivers a lively cast of unique characters in her latest release, To Write A Wrong. Daphne and Herman will keep readers on their toes! This investigation is never short on surprises and humorously shocking antics that come at the most unexpected moments. In my opinion, this book centers more on the characters and their shared interests and relationship than actually solving any kind of mystery, however discoveries are made and all is revealed in the end. This book was ligh Jen Turano once again delivers a lively cast of unique characters in her latest release, To Write A Wrong. Daphne and Herman will keep readers on their toes! This investigation is never short on surprises and humorously shocking antics that come at the most unexpected moments. In my opinion, this book centers more on the characters and their shared interests and relationship than actually solving any kind of mystery, however discoveries are made and all is revealed in the end. This book was light and brimming with humor and is sure to entertain historical rom-com lovers!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Loraine Nunley

    I laughed. I sighed. I just found my new favorite book by this author. I don’t even know where to begin with this review because I sincerely loved all of it. There was romance, mystery, suspense, funny situations, and wonderful characters. I received this book complimentary as a member of the author’s launch team. I was not required to give a positive review. All of the opinions I have expressed here are honest and my own.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Phyllis

    Good with caveats My rating is 3.5 stars To Write a Wrong has an clever plot with humorous incidents. The interactions between Daphne and Herman were enjoyable. And Daphne's penchant for swooning was cute and not overdone. Daphne's attempts at disguising her identity as the wildly popular writer of mysteries only added to her charm. Whenever anyone began to suspect her reason for taking such copious notes or for her interest in grammar and word usage, she attempted to hide behind the claim of being Good with caveats My rating is 3.5 stars To Write a Wrong has an clever plot with humorous incidents. The interactions between Daphne and Herman were enjoyable. And Daphne's penchant for swooning was cute and not overdone. Daphne's attempts at disguising her identity as the wildly popular writer of mysteries only added to her charm. Whenever anyone began to suspect her reason for taking such copious notes or for her interest in grammar and word usage, she attempted to hide behind the claim of being a poet. Jen Turano did well in taking a comedic element and carrying it through - in this case, the ridiculous bustles that she wore as part of her disguise. The way they continued to play a significant role in the events was both cute and awkward for Herman at the same time! There is a strong theme of the need for women's rights. This included calling out the danger young ladies were in due to men attempting to take advantage of them. This was handled well and was not overly uncomfortable due to an excessive number of details shared. While reading To Steal a Heart, also by Jen Turano, I noticed she used a lot of dialog to tell the story. And that it felt very overdone. I found that here as well, making sections of the story seem much longer than necessary and overwhelming the action. Some extra long sentences and awkward phrases distracted me from the story. To be fair, the copy I read was a pre-publication copy, so some of these may have been corrected before the actual release. To Write a Wrong is a clean historical romance (aside from the mentions of the dangers to young ladies mentioned above). There is a hint of spiritual matters, though they are not prominent, nor even a theme of the story. Nothing is there to consider it a Christian romance as listed on retail sites. Originally Reviewed on Among The Reads I was given a copy of this book. I was not required to give a favorable review nor was any money received for this review. All comments and opinions are my own.

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