London, 1850: After being abandoned as a child at age seven,
John Wolcott grows up hardened by life’s challenges. He applies
his considerable talent, and becomes a shipping tycoon feared
alike by the business world and pirates on the high seas. He
chooses a wife who will further elevate him into England’s financial
elite. He has a daughter Louisa, and arranges to marry her in a
scheme to take over a railroad-car empire. Louisa thinks otherwise,
and hatches a counter plot. Wolcott is in for a reckoning with his
soul that would do justice to Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol,
without the ghosts.
“In Kennedy’s debut novel, a shipping magnate and his daughter
grapple with an age-old question—what’s more important: wealth or
love? ... Overall it’s a quick-paced, action-packed read ... Business
schemes and on-again off-again romances will keep readers going
as long as they can overlook a few unpleasant characters.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“With its quick pace and nonstop action, The Arrangement is sure
to please fans of historical romance and personal growth stories.
The twists and turns, business ploys, and complicated romance
threads lead readers to a satisfying conclusion and will keep them
turning the pages in earnest. Indeed, love prevails.”
— Carol Silvis, M.Ed., Pennwriters president (2016)
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