Saturday, June 29, 2013

A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano

About the Book
Miss Arabella Beckett has one driving passion: to help the downtrodden women of America. Naturally, she supports the women's suffrage movement and eagerly attends rallies and lectures across the country. On her travels, she makes a simple offer of assistance to a young woman in need that goes sadly awry and lands both ladies in more trouble than they can manage. An independent sort, Arabella is loath to admit she needs help and certainly doesn't need help from an arrogant, narrow-minded knight in shining armor.
Mr. Theodore Wilder, private investigator extraordinaire, is on a mission. A mission that began as a favor to his good friend Hamilton Beckett, but swiftly evolved into a merry chase across the country. By the time he finally tracks down Hamilton's sister, Arabella, he is in a less than pleasant mood. When the lady turns out to have radical ideas and a fiercely independent streak, he soon finds himself at his wit's end.

When they return home to New York, circumstances force their paths to continue to cross, but the most peculiar feelings growing between them certainly can't be love. When the trouble Arabella had accidentally stirred up seems to have followed her to New York 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 Thoughts

After absolutely loving Jen Turano's novella and first book last year I had extremely high expectations for this book. And it surpassed every one! I loved A Most Peculiar Circumstance as much as A Change of Fortune if not more than! We didn't really get to meet Arabella in the last book but there were some comments about her and the fact that she and Theodore would be quiet fun together and they were! I loved their interactions and banter. Theodore was an awesome hero, funny, smart, kind (when he wanted to be), and just generally a great guy! Arabella was cool too with her perfect mix of sass and sweetness. I also loved the secondary characters many of which were also in A Change of Fortune and it was cool to see them again. Some of my favorites were Agatha and Zayne (can't wait for their story!) and Theodore's grandparents. They were awesome and it was cool how similar they were to Theodore and Arabella. I really want to read the story of how they met because the hints we got sounded so good. (Jen Turano, please write their story!!) There were quite a few things I didn't see coming and the ending was great. So in summary I absolutely adored this book and HIGHLY recommend it, but you should definitely read A Change of Fortune first!
*I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

About the Author
Jen Turano, author of A Change of Fortune, 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 friends, or delving into a good book. She is a member of ACFW and lives in a suburb of Denver, Colorado.

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Grace said...

Oh, the awful wait for Zayne and Agatha's story!

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