Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"A Most Peculiar Circumstance" by Jen Turano



 
About this 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.



 Series: Book 2 in the “Ladies of Distinction” series {The novella prologue, “Gentleman of Her Dreams”, review Here! and Book #1, “A Change of Fortune”, Here! {I would recommend reading this series in order.}}


Spiritual Content- Arabella has a strong Faith & Theodore has a Faith; Many Prayers; Talks about God, His love, trusting Him, & why He lets bad things happen.


Negative Content- Blood parts & Guns get pointed (highest being a few semi-detailed) 


Sexual Content- two ‘w*nch’s, three ‘hoyd*n’s and four ‘h*rlots’; Arabella says she found Miss James tied up and that she got trick into (almost) being forced into a prostitution ring (nothing happen to Miss James); Gloria says Hamilton & Eliza’s “affection will ensure I’ll have another grand-baby before too long”; Arabella, Katherine & Agatha go undercover at a dock where prostitutes are disappearing and a man offers Katherine “twenty cents”; A not-detailed kiss; *Spoiler* Arabella gets abducted by a man who likes to collect women; everything turns out okay. *End of Spoiler*

-Arabella Beckett
-Theodore Wilder
                                         P.O.V. switches between them.
                                              Set in 1880
                                                        339 pages

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New Teens- 
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Older High School Teens-

My personal Rating- 
(and a half)


I feel bad giving book #2 such a low rating compared to #1, “A Change of Fortune”…but as I’ve said before I do not like reading about sexual stuff & abductions; I don’t think we should fill our minds with that (Philippians 4:8!) so I didn’t like that part of this book—which is basically the whole plot line besides Arabella being very women-rights and the romance/falling in love parts. I do love her name though! Very pretty!


See y'all tomorrow with a review of a suspense book! 



*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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