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Early Review: A Daring Arrangement by Joanna Shupe

Oct 13, 2017

Set in New York City’s Gilded Age, Joanna Shupe’s Avon debut introduces an English beauty with a wicked scheme to win the man she loves
—and the American scoundrel who ruins her best laid plans

Lady Honora Parker must get engaged as soon as possible, and only a particular type of man will do. Nora seeks a mate so abhorrent, so completely unacceptable, that her father will reject the match—leaving her free to marry the artist she loves. Who then is the most appalling man in Manhattan? The wealthy, devilishly handsome financier, Julius Hatcher, of course….

Julius is intrigued by Nora’s ruse and decides to play along. But to Nora’s horror, Julius transforms himself into the perfect fiancé, charming the very people she hoped he would offend. It seems Julius has a secret plan all his own—one that will solve a dark mystery from his past, and perhaps turn him into the kind of man Nora could truly love.


Fabulously potent!  A Daring Arrangement by Joanna Shupe is everything you want if you have a  love for books set in New York City’s Gilded Age! Julius vibrates with virility, a superb hero for the an exceptionally audacious heroine, Honora.  I was captivated from the very first moment these two came face to face.  I could not but it down, even now I yearn to go back for another read.  Shupe's ability to transport us is stupendous.  Her descriptions allow the storyline to unfold in vivid detail.  I can not wait to read her next book in the Four Hundred series next April. A must read!

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Publisher: Avon
Pub Date: October 31, 2017

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