Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Review ~ A Most Peculiar Circumstance

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Fun & sassy are two words that came to mind when I finished A Most Peculiar Circumstance. Miss Arabella Beckett is a woman out to change the world; or at least help women gain the right to vote. She's spunky and outspoken, speaking at suffragette rallies across the nation. Just what private investigator Theodore Wilder is not looking for in a wife. He's pulled her out of one too many jail cells to want any kind of permanent relationship with her. He wants a wife that is content to be at home and what I term 'eye candy'. Of course, any woman who marries Theodore will be marrying some 'eye candy' of her own.


The intricate way all of the characters play off each other is delightful. I was happy that newlyweds Hamilton and Eliza, and his children Piper and Ben were included in so many scenes. Several subplots are developing that I hope the author continues in future books. I want to know what happens with Zayne, Agatha, Grayson and Felicia.

A Most Peculiar Circumstance is a perfect summer read for lovers of historical fiction with straight forward Christian principles.

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my opinion. No other compensation has been received.

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Miss Arabella Beckett, defender of the down-trodden women of America, is returning from her travels in support of the women's suffrage movement when she makes a simple offer of assistance to a young woman in need. But things go sadly awry, and both ladies soon find themselves in dire need of rescue. Arabella, always loath to admit she needs help, is particularly reluctant to receive assistance from the arrogant, narrow-minded knight in shining armor who shows up just in time.

Private investigator extraordinaire Mr. Theodore Wilder is on an assignment that began as a favor to his good friend Hamilton Beckett, but swiftly evolved into a merry chase across the country. He is already in a less than pleasant mood, and when Hamilton's sister turns out to have radical ideas and a fiercely independent streak, he's at his wit's end. 

Much to their chagrin, Theodore and Arabella's paths continue to cross when they return home to New York, but the most unusual feelings beginning to grow between them certainly can't be anything serious. When the trouble Arabella accidentally stirred up in her travels follows her home and threatens her very life, the unlikely couple must face the possibility that they might have landed in the most peculiar circumstance of all: love. 

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Jen Turano

Jen Turano is a graduate of the University of Akron with a degree in Clothing and Textiles. When she's not writing, Jen can be found watching her teenage son participate in various activities, taking long walks with her husband and dog, socializing with...
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8 comments:

  1. Jen always writes the most fun and fabulous stories and this one sounds like too much fun! :) Can't wait to read It. Loved the review Anne!

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    1. Awwww. Thanks, Noela! I take that as a high compliment indeed, since I admire your reviews. I hope you are feeling better. Thanks so much for coming by and taking time to comment. {{hugs}}

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  2. Sounds like a great story! I've not read any of Jen's books yet, and I'm anxious as I've heard that she's a great storyteller. Bless you Anne, great review!

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    1. Oh Gwen, You have to read her books! Start with A Change of Fortune because the characters show up in this one. She also has a prequel novella, Gentleman of Her Dreams...cute!

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  3. The title and cover is eye-catching. I'm looking forward to reading it.

    Btw, I like your review. It's short and sweet. I might need to take some pointers from you for that. :P

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    1. Evangeline, You write wonderfully informative reviews! I just have decided to shorten mine and give the highlights/my opinion and not go into a huge synopsis. The reader can see that on down in the post :)

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  4. "A Most Peculiar Circumstance is a perfect summer read for lovers of historical fiction with straight forward Christian principles."

    True, True, True... a most excellent read

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    1. Hey Kathleen, I totally agree :) Looking forward to the next two books!

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