About The Book:
After spending the last six years banished to the wallflower section of the ballroom, Miss Permilia Griswold has finally figured out a way to pass the time at all the New York high-society events she attends. Under the pseudonym "Miss Quill" she is the author of society gossip columns filled with tidbits only an insider in society - albeit one of the fringes - would know.
When she overhears a threat against Mr. Asher Rutherford, the owner of one of the most up-and-coming department stores in the city, she's determineded to warn him. But the irritantley handsome man dosen't beleive her, leaving her no chocie but to take matters into her own hand.s What she dosen't anticipate is that she'll end up puttng herself at risk in theprocess - or that she and MR. Rutherfod, a man with secrets of his own, just might end up joining forces after all.
Why I put off starting this series I'll never know! Not that I really put it off per se, I just kept finding other books to read and... well you know the story. But what a mistake! I loved this book! Jen Turano has been one of my favorite authors since the first time I read one of her books. She's humorous, very clean, with wonderful spiritual messages mixed into her stories. I love all the dialogue in the books and the characters wit.
This story about Permilia introduces you to the Apart From the Crowd series wonderfully. You get to meet everyone and delve into Asher and Permilia's lives. I kind of identify with Permilia and her friends. If I was back in the day of balls and parties I know I'd be a wallflower as well. But she didn't let that stop her from having a good time at the parties and making herself useful.
There is also a mystery involved that just keeps you turning the pages. Once you pick this book up, it's rather hard to put it down.
Favorite Quote From This Book:
''... Some of our life experiences should be looked upon as stepping stones, needed in order to cross the stream at large, but not meant to be lingered on forever."