Title: A Daring Arrangement * Arthur: Joanna Shupe * Publisher: Avon Books
Pages: 372 * Rating: 5 stars
This is first book in the Four Hundred series by Joanna Shupe. This book takes place during the gilded age, one of my favorite time periods in history.
The main character Nora was sent away to live with her Aunt and Uncle in America ( New York) after her father discovers that she was in a relationship that he thought was unsuitable for her.
Wanting to get back to her lover, Nora devises a scheme to create a bigger scandal so that her father will be forced to send her back to England, which will reunite her with her love, Robert.
She enlist the help of Julius Hatcher, wall street playboy, millionaire, who has some skeletons in his closet. To pose as her fiancé. Things don’t go as expected and Nora/Julius start to develop feelings for each other, each in their own way afraid to commit to each other.
I thought this was very well written. Joanna Shupe has a way of taken you in a story and leaves you wanting more. I am super eager to read the next book in this series.
I thought all the characters in this was book was written very well. Though I admit it took me some time to warm up to Nora. Julius was definitely was my favorite character in this book.
I have to say that I never thought I find the stock market interesting. I liked how some of the plot was centered around the stock market. One of my favorite scenes in the book was when Julius had taken Nora to the stock Exchange. He had to sneak her in, because they didn’t allow women on the floor, which is an interesting history fact, that I didn’t know about.
I have been reading a lot of romance as of late, this book by so far has been the best. I’m really looking forward to the next book in this serious.
So if you haven’t picked this up, I highly recommend this book.