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Series: Ladies of Distinction #2
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Also by this author: After a Fashion
Genres: Christian Historical Fiction
Published by Bethany House Publishers on June 1st 2013
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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.
In November 2012, I was given the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance Best Tour Review for the first Ladies of Distinction novel and prequel from Jen Turano in A Change of Fortune and Gentlemen of Her Dreams. You might want to see that review, back here. I have been long awaiting to read Arabella’s story with her own P.I. 😉 This particular book had the issue of being published at the same time as I had a small tragedy in my own life and thus I was delayed in being able to read the story. However, once I finally delved in I was pleased and amusing as always with the wit and humor of Jen Turano’s pen.
In early-July I got my digital fingers on a copy of Jen’s latest In Good Company and dived right in and loved it from the first page. After reading that one, I recalled this one from my queue and went back to it and I was delighted to do so. Arabella is a great character as is Theodore, they amuse me so much! As do all the other characters alongside. Jen is a great author that keeps my imagination flowing and my laughter rumbling. This on is more of a murder-mystery type than the others, but it still entertained and intrigued me throughout. I will absolutely keep reaching for Jen’s other books.
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