It’s been way too long since I’ve written a book review. I did plenty of reading this summer but I spent more of my time outside playing in the sunshine then here attached to my computer. Now that I’ve got a little one in school I suspect my summer and vacation time will be well occupied. This book was one of the books I received as a blogging for books.


A Most Peculiar Circumstance By: Jen Turano

Arabella Beckett is a woman for the women. She is a woman’s right activist with a tendency to find herself in troublesome circumstances. She is unconventional to say the least. Theodore is a private detective of traditional beliefs regarding woman. Friends with Arabella’s brother he is sent to track her down to bring her home for her brother’s wedding. His search found her in jail covered in dirt with her hair unevenly cut. He was not impressed with her independent ways. She was not impressed with his old-fashioned thinking. The two couldn’t wait to be done with each other. Unfortunately, once back in New York their paths crossed multiple times. Theodore the dashing rescuer and Arabella the damsel in distress.

This story was very well written. I enjoyed it thoroughly. The author has a great sense of humor and shows in her writing. I was able to connect to Arabella’s independent streak. She is feisty and a bit reluctant to see her own flaws. She has a kind heart and tries her best to do what is best for those around her. All the characters are realistic. The book is set during the suffrage movement. I do believe this story captured the movement without forcing either point of view (feminist or traditional). The story is a good mix between a romance and action. The damsel in distress is not the usual completely helpless woman. She is very capable woman who through her independence ends up in her predicaments.

This is a good book and worth reading. I do recommend it. I also believe this is a good novel that a young adult or teenager can read.

I give this book a 5 of 5 bookends.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers for my honest opinion and review of this book.

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