Most Peculiar Circumstance - eBook
They say opposites attract and there are not any two people more opposite than Arabella Beckett and Theodore Wilder. She says he is arrogant and opinionated, he says sheÃ¢ÂÂs bossy and stubborn.
The year is 1880 and the womanÃ¢ÂÂs suffrage movement is beginning to attract national attention. Arabella Beckett works hard to make sure that women have the same opportunities as any man, so itÃ¢ÂÂs no surprise when she ends up in jail after a failed rescue attempt to keep an innocent woman out of a harmful circumstance. Praying that God will deliver her, her knight in not-so-shinning- armor shows up to rescue her. Unfortunately her rescuer turns out to be her brotherÃ¢ÂÂs friend who has some definite ideas on how a woman should behave, none of which is with her sitting in the local jail in a mud soaked dress with a portion of her hair missing.
Theodore is a man with secrets. He owns his own private investigation agency, but also works secretly for the government. When asked by his friendÃ¢ÂÂs mother to bring her daughter home, he agrees. But Arabella is unlike any woman he has ever encountered before. She is intelligent and not afraid to speak her mind. Over time however, Theodore begins finds that he likes the challenges she presents.
I loved both these characters. They each has both strengths and flaw that made them very likable and realistic. The dialogue between them was hysterical and all the muttering under their breath at each other was just delightful. And in the end they both discovered something new about themselves. Arabella found that there was more to life than her cause, and Theodore found there was more to a woman then just running a household and having children.
Aside from the two main characters the writer has created a whole lot of wonderful characters. The Ã¢ÂÂladies of the nightÃ¢ÂÂ where a bright spot in the overall story. TheodoreÃ¢ÂÂs grandparents were charming. I love their background stories and how they tied into TheodoreÃ¢ÂÂs life. I found myself laughing out loud at all the scenes they were in.
This book first caught my attention because of the title. Peculiar is not a word that is general used in todayÃ¢ÂÂs language and because I am always on the lookout for new authors I decided I would give this one a shot and I'm so glad I did. I canÃ¢ÂÂt wait to read future books by this author.
January 19, 2014
Miss Arabella Beckett is one interesting lady. She is following her passion of helping women get their rights through the suffrage movement. She comes from a high society family. In her adventures to help another woman, she finds herself in jail. Enter Mr. Theodore Wilder. He has come to rescue her. Just when Arabella thinks there is hope, she finds out her family has hired Mr. Wilder to follow her and bring her home. Not an easy task, as Miss Beckett is strong willed, and has other plans.
This book is filled with adventure, set in the 1880's.
I enjoyed the humor in this book, along with the witty banter between Miss Arabella and Mr. Wilder. With a Christian message interlaced in this story, it makes for a fun, easy read.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for my honest opinion. The opinions shared in this review are soley my responsibility.
December 4, 2013
a fascinated read
I received an advanced copy of "A Most Peculiar Circumstance" from Bethany House for my honest review of this book. I am happy to say it is a wonderful read. I would definitely recommend this book.
If you enjoy a spunky heroine, with beauty, intelligence, and the ability to find trouble even if she is not looking for it, you will love meeting Arabella Beckett. She usually always has something to say and is very strong willed, yet there is more to her than most can see. She will keep you laughing, yet make you take a look at how you view others as well. It is a pleasure to watch as she and Theodore Wilder, a man of strong opinion, whom also is more than most people think of him, intertwine in each others lives though out this entire novel. There is humor, suspense, mystery, and great dialogue that will keep you reading and interested till the very end.
October 29, 2013
A very funny romantic comedy!
Two members of New YorkÃ¢ÂÂs high society meet in Gilman, Illinois in 1880. Miss Arabella Beckett has been traipsing around the country, on her own, in support of the womenÃ¢ÂÂs suffrage movement. She finds herself in a bit of trouble as she attempts to help another woman out. All she can think to do is pray asking God for help. Much to her frustration help arrives in the form of arrogant, narrow-minded, Mr. Theodore Wilder.
Mr. Wilder is a private investigator extraordinaire who set out to do a favor for his good friend Hamilton Beckett. Mr. Beckett simply wanted his sister, Arabella, located and brought home in time for his wedding. The simple favor quickly became a lengthy assignment as Mr. Wilder had to chase her across the county.
The story is filled with many hilarious antics as many of the members of high society seem to never stay out of trouble. The characters are well developed and very enjoyable. I loved learning how TheodoreÃ¢ÂÂs grandparents met. Naturally there had to be some villains to defeat. How else can the hero rescue the damsel in distress.
If you are looking for well developed and accurate historical lessons in novel format you will be hugely disappointed. If on the other hand you are looking for a light entertaining comedy to put a smile on your face then this is the book to read.
I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it!
September 25, 2013