Monday 22 July 2013

Book review: A Most Peculiar Circumstance

most peculiar circumstance
ISBN # 978-0-7642-1019-8

From the Back:

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 Reflections:

Full of humor, whit and hilarious twist and turns, Jen Turano’s, A Most Peculiar Circumstance, will have you laughing out loud! Though the theme is serious in nature the characters beg you to continue reading, with their crazy antics and far fetched predicaments.

With an intriguing plot and colorful characters, this is a delightful read for any Historical Christian Fiction fan.

Old character favorites return in this story and share the tale of Arabella and Theodore, two very head strong individuals at odds with each other. these characters will have you laughing and sighing all at once, wondering what trouble will befall them next.

There is a bit of a mystery that was quite a surprise well into the book, I was not expecting this twist and am not sure it quite fit with the theme of the book. That being said it was an interesting turn of events and while I didn't enjoy this aspect, I am sure it may appeal to other readers.

This is Turano's second book in the Ladies of Distinction series, and If you are a fan of her first book I am sure you will enjoy A Most Peculiar Circumstance as well.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

About the Author
Jen Turano
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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