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Storing Up Trouble

(American Heiresses #3)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  907 ratings  ·  296 reviews
After Miss Beatrix Waterbury suffers multiple mishaps due to her involvement with the suffrage movement, her mother decides a change of scenery is in order for her incorrigible daughter. Banished from New York, Beatrix is sent off for an extended stay with her Aunt Gladys in Chicago.

Mr. Norman Nesbit, a gentleman and a brilliant man of science devoted to his work, doesn't
Paperback, 359 pages
Published May 5th 2020 by Bethany House (first published May 2020)
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Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
Original review: Raved about this book for a full five minutes on my Instagram story and realized ten minutes later that I forgot to mark this book as read. So here we are. Yay! :D
4.5 stars.

(also @/Goodreads, to slightly improve 2020, can you please add half star ratings? thanks! :) )

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“After Miss Beatrix Waterbury suffers multiple mishaps due to her involvement with the suffrage movement, her mother decides a change of scenery is in order for her incorrigib
Alysha (For The Love of Christian Fiction)
I think it's my favorite of the series!

I really wasn't sure how I was going to feel about Norman at the beginning of the book since he was very close minded. BUT! He turned out to be one the sweetest, most thoughtful, adorable quirky, and unusual hero. I LOVED watching him change and work really hard, but never losing HIMSELF. He just made me smile.

Beatrix was a hoot! She was quirky and fun. I loved really seeing her in this book. Her
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
Turano’s American Heiresses series has a lot of ‘faves’ for me – all 3 covers are my favorites out of all of her books (and that’s saying a lot because her covers are always fab), Flights of Fancy is *almost* my favorite of her books (In Good Company still retains top billing but just barely), and Storing Up Trouble‘s Norman Nesbit may just be my very fave of her heroes.

Norman is an endearing mix of Sheldon Cooper and The Absent-Minded Professor, and he experiences the most character growth of a
Cara Putman
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A romp through the suffragist movement in Chicago during the Gilded Age. Take one of the NYC 400 and send her to Chicago to stay with an eccentric aunt. Introduce her to a gentleman who is uniquely eccentric in his own right, and you have all sorts of fun. Add a light mystery, a host of wonderful secondary characters, and this is a book that will delight readers of Jen Turano's madcap American Heiresses books. I thoroughly enjoyed each page. ...more
Paula Shreckhise
There is more than trouble in store in the third book of The American Heiresses series by Jen Turano. There is comedy galore.
Beatrix Waterbury, one of the New York City elite, has been shipped off to Chicago to visit her Aunt Gladys. She seems to get into trouble at the drop of a hat on behalf of the Women Suffragettes movement. On the journey to Chicago during a train robbery, she encounters wealthy, eccentric inventor, Norman Nesbit. They spend a lot of time trying to find out who wants Norman
Jun 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bwahahahahaha! There's nothing like a Jen Turano novel to lift a reader out of the doldrums and she's back with another wickedly funny, slap-stick rom/com. Witty dialogue, outrageous characters and absurd situations are this author's trademarks and she blends them all into the kind of hilarious escape read that still has me giggling.

Beatrix is a march-to-a-different-drummer kind of heroine. Earnest but floundering and prone to charging headlong into all kinds of escapades. Norman is an eccentric
Brooklyne E.
Jan 02, 2021 rated it liked it
Storing Up Trouble was a read that I had a hard time deciding the star rating.

Maybe I had my hopes set too high. It was a slight disappointment. Somehow I was expecting it to be funnier. More interesting and exciting because of the snapshot of Beatrix’s character from the other book.

It was pretty slow... something that is not entirely bad. But it didn’t grab for my attention like book one. I felt like the many side characters kinda took away from the main characters. And once again, I liked th
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It is hard for me to write a review for this author without gushing. Jen is one author I always count on lightening my day when I read one of her books. She usually contains love, faith, family and often lots of humor. Storing Up Trouble was no exception. Beatrix Waterbury and Norman Nesbit are the last couple you would think could get along. The story starts out with a bang, when the train they are both riding on gets robbed. A few pages later they are trying to escape before the bandits notice ...more
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
I can always count on Jen Turano for fun and quirky stories with hilarious and memorable characters. This book was a delight to read. It's the third in the American Heiresses series but it can easily be read as a standalone. This story follows Beatrix Waterbury and Norman Nesbit (how cute are those names???) in their Chicago adventures. 

Beatrix was such a strong and independent character. Norman was not the typical male love interest...he was socially awkward and nerdy but so sweet and well-mean
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book gets ALL the stars! I think this is definitely Jen's funniest book to date, and believe me that is saying something. I loved Beatrix and Norman and their banter. There was a level of wit that I quite simply adored. The story was fantastic and the back and forth was the perfect icing on the cake. Even my 4 year old kept asking me why I couldn't stop laughing. This was my funniest read this year and definitely the most fun. I LOVED this book! I purchased the audio version in conjunction ...more
Melissa (LifeFullyBooked)
Another absolutely delightful gem from Jen Turano! I thoroughly enjoyed my journey to Chicago with Beatrix and Norman. Their adventures are filled with action, humor, and developing romance. The pacing is rapid and the characters are well-defined and entertaining. There are interesting historical details balanced with a bit of mystery and a great deal of hilarious antics (Mort and the cats are my particular favorites in this novel!) You don't need to have read the previous books in this series b ...more
Storing Up Trouble is a charming historical novel with quirky characters, impeccable wit and non-stop hilarity.

As a loyal friend and likeable secondary character throughout the series, I was so excited to finally read Beatrix's story. Beatrix was a wonderful heroine - independent, outspoken and compassionate. I loved her humility and willingness to understand the trials of the working class as a grand heiress by taking on a position as a salesgirl for a department store.

I also loved Norman and
Grace Mullins
May 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
What I Liked:

It's a hilarious tale of opposites attract. Norman and Beatrix were quite different people, so seeing their personalities clash as their lives are thrown together by bizarre circumstances was fun.

The romance was just so awwww. I mean, when Norman read etiquette books just to impress her? So cute. And gosh, so adorable how dedicated he became to winning her heart.

The social justice issues that were conveyed really hit me. I usually read Turano's books because they are simply light a
"That Norman wasn't dumbstruck by the sight of a man scrambling over the fortress-like fence that surrounded Gladys's house with a pack of cats leaping over that fence after him spoke volumes about the state of his life of late."

Jen Turano is known for her amusing, cleverly written, laugh-out-loud historical rom-coms and this book had me in stitches from the opening chapter. Beatrix, one of the New York Four Hundred, is impulsive, stubborn, and prone to trouble even when she's not looking for it
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Miss Beatrix Waterbury has been sent to Chicago on a train to stay with her aunt Gladys and before she gets there, the shenanigans start when she meets Mr. Norman Nesbit.

I loved seeing Nesbit's reaction to Beatrix and how at first they are at odds with each other. What a satisfying journey for these two characters and also such a wonderful conclusion to the series. The last chapters perfectly tied everything up and I turned the last page with a sigh of happiness. I do have to say that Nesbit's m
Susan Snodgrass
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
'Ladies, I'll have you know, don't care for men who embrace criminal activity.'

Where do I begin to tell you just how much of a forever fan I am of Jen Turano? With each book of hers that I read, I grow even more fond of her work. It's not long after beginning one of her enchanting novels that I am roaring with laughter! Seriously, she has a wit that will not quit. I can't imagine anyone being able to write such hilarious work! I am completely captivated when I read he3r books. Totally.

'You're ac
May 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Beatrix Waterbury is ready to expand her horizons, in this entertaining read with Ms. Turano's signature delightfully colorful, but lovable characters.

This book starts with a bang, then settles for a while until picking up speed. An enjoyable read of misunderstandings as sparks fly between the main characters, as they work together to solve a heist.

I loved how Norman, Beatrix, Theodosia and Aunt Gladys all defy the social norms, finding their own way forward, using their unique gifts and talents
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hats off to Jen Turano again! She never disappoints me with one of her books. I try to never miss one so I was a happy camper when I came across this book.
I'd say this lady would be a fun person to be around if her books are anything like she is. I believe that her personality does come out in her books so think I have a pretty good idea. More please!
If you want some giggles come along for the ride in this exciting story and fall in love with Beatrix and Norman.
I especially liked Gladys because
Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
Dare I say this is the funniest book I've ever read by Turano? I probably feel that way with every book, but this one had me giggling on almost every page. First of all, how in the world could I fall for a character named Norman? Norman!? But in true Turano fashion, Norman Nesbit quickly become a favorite of mine. I found his cluelessness about women to be endearing at times. His inability to understand his interest in Beatrix was amusing. And I just found him to be kind of charming, in his own ...more
Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another fun and wonderful book from Jen Turano! The characters are so incredibly fun, funny, and have faults like all of us.

The storyline is funny, but there is also the suspense side that really keeps the reader engaged. The plot and storyline are well done. The reader will laugh out loud at the tremendous fun in the book, be totally swept away with the fun of the story, and eagerly follow the suspense side to find out what is going on that the reader can’t see!

The faith theme in this book is
Erin Laramore
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I just love Jen Turano and her light, witty humor. This was just what I needed as I'm currently abiding week 7 of "staying in" during the Covid-19 pandemic. While this is not by any means a "fluffy" book, there is a lot of wit and banter throughout and had me literally laughing out loud in several parts (and even though I finished this one last night, I was apparently still thinking about it as my husband told me this morning that I'd woken him up in the middle of the night laughing in my sleep! ...more
Hanne T
First of all, this book was HILARIOUS!! The two main characters, Beatrix Waterbury and Norman Nesbit, bantered SO MUCH, and it was hilarious! I enjoyed that so much. Jen Turano’s books are always witty and fun, but this one is definitely on top of the pile in regards to humor.

Beatrix was absolutely the BEST character, as was her family, especially her aunt and her parents! She was thoughtful, straightforward, and spontaneous, and didn’t pause to stand up for what she stood for. She also wasn’t e
Apr 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wrapping up this delightfully funny series are Beatrix Waterbury and Norman Nesbit. For all their crazy antics, deep down these two need each other but will they discover that in time?

As always, Turano provides a few hours of lighthearted fun, wild shenanigans, and clean romance. I want to pick this authors brain and find out how she comes up with unique story ideas and develops such zany characters.

If you’re looking for an escape during these crazy days, grab a copy of Storing Up Tro
Diane Estrella
Jun 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
When you have a winning recipe, just keep following it!!!

I truly love all of Jen Turano's books and each is worthy of the 4 or 5 stars I always give them. I do feel I have to differentiate split hairs at times as to which way the stars will fall though.

This book was the "normal" breakneck speed that we have all come to love from this author, so much so, that you forget there was even a mystery to solve. Actually, until the last 2 chapters, the minimal is disclosed regarding the mystery, as it is
Just Commonly
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Are you ready for some trouble? If it's the kind of trouble that includes reading Jen Turano's latest American Heiress title, Storing Up Trouble, then yes - a million yeses. Let me tell you the reasons why.

1. The hero. - Norman Nesbit is definitely the first. He is quirky, eccentric, imperfectly perfect for readers to adore, smile at and root for. He entertains me to no end with his brilliant mind, his unconventionally awkwardness and peculiar train of thought. He may actually be my favorite he
May 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
A humorous historical

Norman was adorably naive and nerdy! He had a propensity to do math in his head - not only when necessary to calculate something but to calm himself. He didn't understand social niceties and couldn't ride a horse - he was indeed terrified of them. This poor man still believed the tales his older sisters had told him to scare him when they were children.

In addition to this, Norman was a bit oblivious to his family and friends. He was so caught up in his "work" and attempting
Jul 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Storing Up Trouble was a fun read, like all of Jen Turano’s books. It is a Christian historical romance set in the late 1800s in the United States, with a strong theme of feminism and women’s rights.

After landing in jail twice for her involvement in women’s suffrage, a young heiress, Beatrix, from New York gets sent to live with her aunt in Chicago. On the way, she meets a brilliant, if socially inept, scientist named Norman whose competition is repeatedly trying to steal his research. The heir
Amanda Tero
May 12, 2020 rated it liked it
The first time I read Jen Turano, I loved her humor and hilarious situations. It’s been several years, so I thought I would try again.

I found the era and setting intriguing and enjoyed when she described the store and how the women employees were so quickly dismissed or demoted. It gave an interesting perspective on the era, considering that Beatrix was rich as she took the position of a working woman.

The romance was existent, but was not done in a way that made me as a reader uncomfortable. Th
Becca (Reflections From My Bookshelves)
"The truth of the matter was this—she, Miss Beatrix Waterbury, had been banished from New York, and all because she’d had the great misfortune of landing herself in jail...twice." -Storing Up Trouble

I stayed up way too late reading this book. But it was totally worth it! I couldn't put it down, the story was so much fun! Beatrix was a fun character to get to know. She had a lot of sparkle and found herself in all sorts of unique situations. I loved all the different characters. Aunt Gladys, Norm
Suzie Waltner
May 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
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
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Named One of the Funniest Voices in Inspirational Romance by Booklist, Jen Turano is a USA Today Best-Selling Author, known for penning quirky historical romances set in the Gilded Age. Her books have earned Publisher Weekly and Booklist starred reviews, top picks from Romantic Times, and praise from Library Journal. She’s been a finalist twice for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards and had two of he

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