Playing the Part by Jen Turano, is book three of the series, Class of Their Own. The story is written in such a way, however, that it can be a standalone book.
Lucetta Plum is an actress based in NYC and loves the role. She has had to survive a tough life and care for herself for many years. But Lucetta’s acting comes to a screeching halt when her stepfather and an overzealous fan concoct a nefarious plan.
Lucetta’s best friend, Abigail Hart, takes Lucetta to her grandson’s estate, and that’s where the fun begins.
Lucetta is both intrigued and alarmed at all the strange and secretive goings on at Bram Haverstein’s and is determined to get to the bottom of it. Will she be able to continue her career? What is going on at Haverstein’s estate?
Jen Turano has done a great job, from the opening scenes to the curtain call, with the whimsical story of Playing the Part.
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
About the Book
Lucetta Plum is an actress on the rise in New York City, but must abandon her starring role when a fan’s interest turns threatening. Lucetta’s widowed friend, Abigail Hart, seizes the opportunity to meddle in Lucetta’s life and promptly whisks her away to safety at her eligible grandson’s estate.
At first glance, Bram Haverstein appears to be a gentleman of means–albeit an eccentric one–but a mysterious career and a secret fascination with a certain actress mean there’s much more to him than society knows.
While Lucetta has no interest in Abigail’s matchmaking machinations, she can’t ignore the strange things going on in Bram’s house and the secrets he hides. As the hijinks and hilarity that Bram, Lucetta, and their friends are swept into take a more dangerous turn, can they accept who they are behind the parts they play in time to save the day?