A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano (Book Review)

A Most Peculiar Circumstance (Ladies of Distinction, #2)
A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano
My book rating: 4 out of 5 stars



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



I really did enjoy reading this book! It was pure enjoyment and I was laughing most of the time at the certain situations in the book. I had read the first book in the series some time ago and I had been anticipating on reading this book because I’ve heard so many good things about it.

I like how the author added that extra spunk into Arabella’s character because it really made the book stand out really well. Being that Arabella was into feminist rights movement back in the day was very interesting as well. I love to read about the women long ago who went against the odds of what they were allowed to do. Women like Dorothea Dix, Clara Barton,Florence Nightingale, and Abigail Adams are my personal favorites. 🙂 It was very hilarious how Arabella got herself into so many scrapes and the drama that went on between her and Laurie was very funny.

The hero,Theodore, really reminded me of Mr. Darcy which is like super awesome. I can’t get enough of Mr. Darcy for REAL! Mr.Darcy is one of my favorite heroes of all time!. *sigh*

To me I felt that Laurie was like the good sense that Arabella should have had. These two characters were like the total opposite with Theodore having good sense and Arabella being the radical which was very entertaining to read about.


Overall,I would totally recommend this book to anyone who is a Jane Austen fan or if  you love to read period era novels. This book is a keeper! It’s fun,full of excitement,adventure,and to top everything off it has some awesome suspense! I can’t wait to read the third book in this series,”A Talent for Trouble”.

Last but not least, the book cover is spectacularly pretty! 😉

Happy Reading Y’all! 🙂


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