Finding Margo by Jen Turano + Giveaway

Title:  Finding Margo
Series: Finding Home, Book 1
Author:  Jen Turano
Publisher:  Gilead Publishing
Release Date:  November 14, 2016
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Fiction (with a hint of Amish Fiction)

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 Dutch 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 kind 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 just the beginning...?

Is it a tad bit ironic that I chose the above quote from Jen Turano's newest release, Finding Margo on her birthday of all days?!  (Sorry Jen, I already picked that one out to start my review prior to finding out it was your birthday.) It is truly coincidental (and cool) that my review lands on the author's birthday, don't you think? So of course, I need to give a big shout out to wish Jen Turano a wonderful birthday. And honestly, I think you ALL should head over to her social media sites and send her a nice emoticon. You'll find links in her bio further down.  Now, back to the review.

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As some of you know, I'm a HUGE fan of Jen Turano's novels. If I ever need a laugh, I can assure you, Jen's books will be on my top list of books to read. When I heard that she was going to release a contemporary novel, o boy, I was ecstatic! I can't wait to see how she will write her usual quirky characters in a contemporary setting.  I was able to get a glimpse of the cover before it was released, and I was in love with it. That is one gorgeous cover, and intriguing as well. (Did you all catch the little horse and buggy in the background, not to mention the rather modernized dressed cover model?) I was even more thrilled when the said cover model graced this blog with her presence, chatting about the day of the cover shoot. Did you miss it? Check it out HERE.

Finding Margo is just as quirky and fun as Jen Turano's historical novels. It's filled with more than one mystery, though they do seem to all be connected in some way, and a bunch of weird characters that will either have you laugh out loud or shake your head in disbelief. It's contemporary romance at its core. I like the interactions between Brock and Margo, and would love to see more of Sebastian, the stylist that is way cooler than one would think. And there's one very smart duck named Gabby, that doesn't just like to gab, but a duck that has the personality that rivals any diva.  Margo hit it out of the park. She is funny and genuine. She doesn't sound like a diva, given that she is a "pop princess," and that's what makes it so much fun. If I need to pick one word to describe Finding Margo, it would be FUN. That word have stuck in my head since I started reading this book.

There's more than you think that's happening here. More than a pop star wanting some peace and quiet, or a deputy sheriff that's more than he seems to be. There's more than a little accident and more than what meets the eye in the quaint little Amish town of Millersburgh, Ohio. Then the message one wouldn't expect, but it's there, hightailing itself into your mind.  What we can expect is the same humor we see in the author's historical novels in Finding Margo. Bizarre scenarios and eccentric personalities will drive you to finish this novel in one sitting, and for me, I would love to continue on this series to find all the answers this town needs for peace. How soon can the author write, and the publisher publish may be your question as you turn the last page.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.



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.

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

For the full tour with more reviews, guest posts and info about Finding Margo, check out the rest of the tour. You'll find the full tour schedule on the tour's landing page. Just click on CelebrateLit's logo below.




  1. Happy Birthday to Jen! This book is such fun.

  2. I love Jen Turano ' s books. They always make me laugh and I feel good when I finish it.
    Hope you have a blessed birthday, Jen!

  3. Happy birthday, Jen!! November birthdays are the best! (Mine is too, lol.) I can totally tell where Finding Margo is going to go, but oh, I still can't wait to read it!

  4. Happy Birthday to Jen! Can't wait to read your newest books. :-)

  5. I love getting to know funny, quirky characters that I can care about and cheer for. This author's work is new to me. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I've read all of Jen's historical books and love her quirky characters. I'm looking forward to this new contemporary book of hers.

  7. I'm reading this now! So much fun! Happy birthday to Jen!

  8. Happy Birthday Jen! I love the behind the scenes cover photos.

  9. I love to read Jens books! Thank you for great review

  10. Thank you for your thoughts. I like the sound of this.

  11. oh my goodness - i'm laughing all over again at those quotes!! :D


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