19 September 2013

Teresa S. Mathews Reviews A Most Peculiar Circumstances by Jen Turano

A Most Peculiar Circumstance 
by Jen Turano

Bethany House Publishers

Reviewed by Teresa S. Mathews

5 Stars*****

Jen Turano is back once again with another member of the Beckett family, Miss Arabella younger sister of Hamilton and Zayne whom we met in A Change of Fortune.

Arabella is a very liberated young lady and she loves to travel the country side touting woman's rights. When her family hasn't heard from her in a while, thinking the worst they send the experienced Private Investigator Theodore Wilder to track her down.

Theodore Wilder is a close friend of Hamilton and Zayne so when they send him to find their sister, Arabella, Theo makes it a priority. Theo thinks he will be locating Arabella and bringing her back in a very short time. He never dreamed he would have to travel all over the country to find her.

When Theo finally catches up with Arabella he is shocked to find her in jail. It seems her good heart has gotten her in trouble once again. Arabella was looking for a young girl that thought she was meeting a man who wanted to marry her. It seems that wasn't the case. When Arabella rescues the young girl from an unsavory life, she makes a few enemies. What Arabella doesn't know is this hornet's nest she has stirred up could cost her more than she's willing to pay. Will it cost her life? Theodore will do all he can to keep her safe but can he keep his heart safe from Arabella?

This story is truly entertaining; it was so much fun to watch the sparks fly between Arabella and Theodore. Could there be two people more opposite? Will they fall in love or will they kill each other? You will have to read this to find out. I promise you will love it and just like me you will find yourself laughing out loud at their antics. Ms. Turano once again you have created a fascinating read  and I can't wait to see what comes next from your magical pen.


***Special thanks to the publisher and Net Galley for providing me a copy of this in exchange for my honest opinion.***


You can find this great book this at CBDDeeper Shopping, and Amazon and your local bookstore.

GIVEAWAY: Like Jen's page on Facebook and let me know in your comment and you'll be entered in the drawing for one of her exciting books, winner's choice of book and format. International winner e-book only. Don't forget to leave your email address also!

52 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your review- I enjoy reading stories with sparks flying :)

    I liked Jen's page on facebook!

    colorvibrant[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Hi Heidi! Thank you so much for liking my page. Good luck with the drawing and I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week.

      Wishing you all the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  2. HEIDI..those kind of stories are great aren't they? lol Glad you stopped by and thanks for liking Jen's FB page!

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  3. Oh man, TERESA, I am DEFINITELY a "sparks flying" kind of gal, so sign me up!! LOVED A Change of Fortune and am really excited to read about Theo again. :)

    SO glad I got a chance to meet Jen at ACFW -- I can see the same humor and fun in her that she captures in her books.

    GREAT review, but then I expect nothing less from Teresa Mathews, whose taste and mine definitely go hand in hand.

    Hugs,
    Julie

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    1. Thank you so much, Julie! So glad you're anxious to run into Theodore again - I have to admit, he's one of my favorite heroes - he's just so clueless at times and...grumpy:)

      Great meeting you at the conference and I'm sure we'll see each other again sometime!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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    2. JULIE you always make my day when you drop in....like sunshine on a rainy day! What a blessed person to have met Jen in person! I haven't had the pleasure yet but reading her books and "talking" on FB I know she is a sweetheart! I've got your entered...good luck!! {{BIG HUG}} back to ya! :)

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  4. What a great review, TERESA! Thank you for sharing it with us! Loved the line "or will they kill each other?" Haha You're a mess, girl. :)

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    1. DIANA my lovely...got your attention didn't it?! lol Gotta put this one on your "pressed down, shaken together, full and running over" TBR stack!! :)

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  5. Thank you for the review. I have liked Jen turano on Facebook. I would love to win one of her books.

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    1. Great to hear from you again, Wilani! Good luck with the drawing.

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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    2. Hi WILANI glad you're back today! Thanks for coming by, we have you entered in the drawing!

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  6. What a lovely review, Teresa. I must admit that it had me laughing..;) Thank you for sharing!! I have liked Jen on Facebook. I would be thrilled to win one of her books!!!
    Blessings,
    Juli
    emeraldelena@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi JULIANNA! Thank you for stopping by and for liking my page:) Good luck with the drawing!

      Have a fabulous week!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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    2. JULIANNA I love your name...would have been my daughter's name had I had one, since I didn't I have a Daniel Julian. lol So excited you came by and glad I made you laugh, I love spreading joy and making people laugh, but this isn't all about me it's about Jen and her MARVELOUS books! I have you entered! Good luck!

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  7. I can't wait to read this one! I have liked Jen's page on FB. :))

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    1. ALICE thanks for coming by and liking Jen's page! We have you entered, GOOD LUCK!

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    2. Hi ALICE! Great to have you stopping by today:) Good luck with the drawing and have a wonderful weekend.

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  8. Tell me, Teresa, that this book didn't have you in stitches the WHOLE time :) This book had me in such a jolly mood when I finished that I couldn't WAIT to get my hands on Jen's next book.......they just get BETTER and BETTER! Loved your comment, will they fall in love or will they kill each other? I wondered that myself more than once, but it was SOOOOOOOOOO much fun finding out :) Jen easily became one of my fave authors after A Change of Fortune and I bless God for writers like her, she keeps a smile on my face and she's such a great gal! Hugs to Jen and ALL my OWG sisters, great review Teresa!!
    *not an entry*

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    1. KARA another ray of sunshine...so good to see you on here! :) YES!!! This one certainly made me giggle and LOL more than once! I'm like you when I read ACoF I KNEW I had to read more of Jen's books! They are ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!
      Thanks for coming by and brightening my evening! {{BIG HUG}} right back to ya! :)

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    2. Hi to my fabulous friend, KARA! Thank you so much for all your support! You've been a true blessing in my life.

      Wishing you all the very best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  9. Hello Ms, Teresa. Good day to you. Thanks for the review. I would love to win Jen's book. It sounds like a fun read. I have liked her page on Facebook. Please put my name in the drawing. Hope all of my sweet OWG ggirls are well and happy. GOD bless each of you.
    Love you all, Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. MAXIE you are another sweetheart that brings a smile to my face and joy to my heart! I've got you entered and I'm crossing my fingers and eyes (if that helps LOL) for a win for ya!! :)

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    2. Hi MAXIE! Thanks for stopping by today and good luck with the drawing:)

      Have a great weekend.

      ~ Jen ~

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  10. Terrific review, Teresa! Jen's writing sounds absolutely delightful and I can't wait to get my hands on one of her books! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win one!

    I have liked Jen's FB page and I look forward to keeping up with her!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. BRITNEY thanks so much for dropping by and I'm hoping for a win for you. You can go to Amazon and grab a "free" e-book by Jen called A Gentleman of Her Dreams. It's a prelude to A Change of Fortune. Even if you don't have a kindle there is an app for computers or phones. Win-win...a free book by Jen! Exciting huh?

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    2. Thank you so much, BRITNEY for liking my page and for leaving a delightful comment. Good luck with the drawing!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  11. I liked Jen's facebook page. Jen's book sounds awesome and I've read some great reviews. Would love to win. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway. Please enter my name in this giveaway.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi Barbara I would love to enter you in the drawing. It's great of you to come by and thanks for liking Jen's page! :)

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    2. Hi BARBARA! Thank you for liking my page:) Good luck with the drawing and I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  12. I've liked Jen's page and would live to read a book with sparks flying!

    missionwife@hotmail.com

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    1. HI MELODY!!! Haven't seen you in a while...guess you have been busy with your Missions work! Glad you came by today, here's hoping for a win for you! I KNOW you will love this book and watch out for those sparks! :) lol

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    2. Hi MELODY! I have to admit that when Mr. Theodore Wilder first showed up in A Change of Fortune, I would need to find a strong lady to get him in line. There was no doubt when I came up with Miss Arabella Beckett that sparks would, indeed, fly:) Thank you for stopping by today and good luck with the drawing!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  13. I like Jens page awhile ago and would love to win the book! Great review!
    (Deiselbuffs@gmail.com)

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by tonight, LISA. Good luck with the drawing and I hope you have an enjoyable weekend.

      Wishing you all the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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    2. LISA glad you've already liked Jen's page, wishing you all the best in the drawing! Thanks for coming by. :)

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  14. A MOST PECULIAR CIRCUMSTANCE, loving the title, does sound like such a fun read.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. MARY it is a lot of fun....all of Jen's books are outstanding. You will love them! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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    2. Hi MARY! Thanks for stopping by and I would love to take the credit for the title, but my editor came up with it - she's quite clever when it comes to titles - way better at it than I am:) Good luck with the drawing!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  15. Eek, almost forgot about this one! I'm kept too busy reading other books... might have to ask for some time off to catch up on JEN'S books, what do you think TERESA?? ;) Or maybe I'll just squeeeeze them in between others! Thanks for reminding me TERESA with your great review!!

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    1. Yes, NOELA, you'll have to squeeze me in:) A Most Peculiar Circumstance was actually released earlier than expected because there was an open spot on the calendar. It certainly has made for a whirlwind of a year:)

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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    2. NOELA yes dear sissy you should take a day for yourself and kick back and enjoy one of Jen's books. What a fun time you will have. :)

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    3. Okay JEN and TERESA, you've twisted my arm and talked me into it... not that that was hard to do lol, especially because I can't wait to read these books of JEN'S!!

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  16. Hi,Teresa & Jen!

    This sounds like such a fun book to read - would love to have a copy!

    Love your beautiful hair, Jen - is it naturally curly?

    Thanks for the review Teresa, & the giveaway opportunity, Jen!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Forgot to add: I am already a Facebook follower of Jen's.



      bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    2. Hi BONNIE! Thank you so much for stopping by and yes, my hair is naturally curly but I do use hot rollers most of the time so I don't just look crazy:) Good luck with the drawing and I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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    3. BONNIE I was thinking the same thing about Jen's hair, it's very beautful, I wish I had curls, I have to work very hard to get curls in my straight hair. Thanks for coming by and good luck in the drawing!

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  17. I love Jen Turano's books and would love to own a copy! I liked Jen's Facebook page!

    smmcclamrock(at)gmail(dot)com

    Lovely review!

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    1. Thank you, SHANNAH, for loving my books and for liking my page. Good luck with the drawing and have a great weekend.

      Wishing you all the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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    2. HI SHANNAH!! So glad you came by, here hoping you'll win!! :)

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  18. I'm already counted among those who have liked Jen's Facebook page, though I haven't yet read any of her books. A Most Peculiar Circumstance is a book I plan to read. It sounds like so much fun! Thank you, Jen, for offering a copy of one of your books.
    may_dayzee@yahoo.com

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    1. KAY so far I have read all three of Jen's books and I had a laugh-fest with all of them. They are truly magical, when you pick one up I promise in no time you will find yourself dissolving into a fit of giggles!!

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  19. I've heard good things about Jen Turano --thanks for the chance to win! I love it when a book is more like a romantic comedy. =)

    jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

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