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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Book Review - A MOST PECULIAR CIRCUMSTANCE by Jen Turano (with giveaway)


I gotta tell you folks, this is one of the most delightful romances I've read.

"...she had certainly turned out to be wrong, and for once in her life, being wrong didn't bother her in the slightest."

Miss Arabella Beckett, a most independent woman, most certainly didn't need the help of the insufferably boorish Theodore Wilder, even if her mother had sent him to find her. Not even if he were just the teensiest bit handsome.

He said her family had been worried about her, and her brother wanted her to be at his wedding. Her brother's wedding? Why had he so suddenly decided to marry? He hadn't even been engaged when she left New York just a few months ago.

And she was NOT lost. She fully intended to be exactly where she was. Well, except for the "in jail" part.

Folks, this is a goodie. You could win a copy by commenting on this post by next Wednesday (June 26). US and Canada only, please. Be sure to leave your email--otherwise we have no way to contact you if you win!

Or you could also skip over to a store and buy it. You'd get the copy much quicker that way... Click on Christian Book DistributorsAmazon, or Barnes and Nobel.

45 comments:

  1. I've seen a little about this book already and I was thinking it would be a nice one to read sometime. It just jumped higher on my priority list after reading this blog. I hadn't caught the name of Arabella's romantic interest before. Theodore Wilder, can't get any better than that unless you shorten it to Ted Wilder (my husband's legal name).

    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts Anne. I'm convinced, I have to read it and would love to win a copy.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Debora:) I absolutely love Theodore - he's actually why I wrote this book and pairing him with Arabella was just too fun. Good luck in the drawing!

      All the best,

      Jen

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    2. My email is debbiewilder@comcast.net

      Sorry about not including it the first time.

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  2. You sounds like a GREAT book :) you have definitely caught my interest and I can't wait to read this book :) Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    Lisa

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    1. Thank you so much, Lisa, and I'm glad Anne caught your interest.

      Have a great week!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  3. Want to find out what happens - thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    bonnieroof60@yahoo.com

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    1. Good luck, Bonnie - and I have to say - quite a bit happens - mostly mayhem:)

      All the best,

      Jen

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  4. This sounds like a great book. I would love a chance to win and read it.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and good luck

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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    1. Good luck, Bonnie - be sure to send Anne your email so she can contact you if you win!

      Have a great week.

      ~ Jen ~

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  6. HEY FOLKS! LEAVE YOUR E-MAIL--HOW CAN I NOTIFY YOU IF YOU WIN???
    ~Anne

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  7. Sound like a great book. Would love to win it. Thanks for the opportunity. joanninmh@embarqmail.com

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    1. You're welcome! Good luck and have a fabulous week.

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  8. I would love to win. angelachesnut246@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you, Angela. Good luck to you and happy reading!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  9. Jen is on my to-read list this year! Can't wait to get my hands on one of her books. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Beth
    bharbin07[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Thank you so much, Beth. I love hearing I'm on someone's to-read list:) And, I don't if you're aware of this or not, but if you have an e-reader - I do have a novella out there - Gentleman of Her Dreams - it's short, but a complete story, and best of all it's Free!

      Have a great week!

      ~ Jen ~

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  10. I have been hearing and seeing a lot about this book and I'm really wanting to read it. Please enter me into the drawing.

    cdeesbooks (at) gmail (dot) com

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  11. Thank you, Clari. Good luck with the drawing and I hope you have a wonderful week!

    All the best,

    ~ Jen ~

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  12. I'd love to win this novel, even more so after reading your review! Thanks for the giveaway! danandlyndaedwards (at) msn (dot) com.

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    1. Good luck with the drawing, Lynda, and thank you for stopping by today.

      Have a great week. It's gorgeous out here in Denver today, but I just got back from a little vacation and now I have to work:)

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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    2. I didn't know you were "local!" I live in the Denver metro area, too. Surprise, surprise.

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  13. I love Jen's first novel in this and the novella before it all began was incredibly amusing. I look forward to reading this next book. Wonderful blog. My e-mail is: csaunderson123@gmail.com

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    1. I'm completely delighted you've enjoyed my books, Miss C. I must admit, I'd never written a novella before Gentleman of Her Dreams - but it was a hoot to write and...Miss Charlotte, the heroine of that story, shows up again in book four which I'm just about ready to send off to my editor. She's still getting into a bit of trouble...

      Have a great week!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  14. Would love to add this to my Summer reading list
    Stimmer@familylife.com

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    1. Thank you, Sharon! Good luck and I hope you have a great rest of the week.

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  15. This sounds really good. I can't wait to get it. Hope we get it in the library soon. I would love to win it though.
    imabrassy1@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Connie. And if you don't win, it probably will show up at your library - sometimes my books just take a bit to get to the shelves:)

      Wishing you all the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  16. I was delighted to find this book at my library and even more delighted when I read it! It made me laugh out loud several times (rather unusual for me). I love books with rather quirky characters. Now I need to find the first book in the series and eagerly await the rest. I'm presently reading the novella that goes with this series, Gentleman of Her Dreams. It's fun as well. I've added a Jen Turano page to my binder of favorite authors.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. It's great to hear from you, Pam, and I'm delighted I've been able to make you laugh out loud - hearing that made my day:) Good luck with the drawing and have a wonderful summer!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  17. Sorry I forgot to enter my email address earlier....
    deiselbuffs@gmail.com
    Have a great day!

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  18. My sister and I have really enjoyed all of Jen Turano's novels so far, and I look forward to reading the next novels in the series. Email: renn_s@hotmail.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Renn. So glad to learn you've enjoyed my books and I really appreciate your kind words!

      Wishing you all the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  19. Sounds like a wonderful book. Would love to win. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your giveaway.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thank you for leaving a comment, Barbara. Good luck with the drawing and I wish you all the best.

      Have a great summer!

      ~ Jen ~

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  20. Been seeing lots of good reviews for this book... definitely on my TBR list! Thanks for the chance to win one. :)

    cyndilou83(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Cyndi and good luck with the drawing!

      Have a fabulous weekend:)

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  21. I've heard great things about this one! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Veronica! Hope you have a great week!

      All the best,

      ~ Jen ~

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  22. We have a winner, Sharon Timmer! Congratulations to her! and don't give up, folks--check back with this blog on Wednesdays. We do a lot of giveaways!
    ~Anne

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