Sunday, November 3, 2013

Review: A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano


A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano
Ladies of Distinction: Book Two
Bethany House / 2013
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:
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. 

My rating:
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My thoughts:

A Most Peculiar Circumstance was a fun, quick read. There were many hilarious scenes that had me laughing...I especially loved the first couple chapters! :)

After finding out a little bit about Theodore in A Change of Fortune, it was great to learn even more about him and his family in this story. I also enjoyed Arabella's character. I admit, though, I am most anxious to read Agatha's story (A Match of Wits) - whenever that one becomes available.

I really liked the slight amount of mystery/suspense in A Most Peculiar Circumstance - I was kind of surprised by something that happened towards the end.

Overall, A Most Peculiar Circumstance was a very enjoyable, fun read! I'm now reading A Talent for Trouble (book three) and recommend A Most Peculiar Circumstance for fans of historical romance. You'll probably want to read book one first, though.

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1 comments:

  1. I just love Jen Turano. I'm reading A Talent for Trouble right now and I love it. I'm glad I found your blog. I love Christian books. :)

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