It is said that we should not judge a book by it's cover. We can, however, judge a book by
what others say about it. This is what others have said about 'An Unlikely Arrangement' by author
' . . .loved the fast-pace and surprises . .
' . . .loved the twists and turns . .
' . . .if you like murder, love, and betrayal you
should buy this book . . .'
' . . .an attention grabber . .
' . . .loved the cliff hanger ending . .
' . . . riveting . .
'The skill with which Patty Wiseman uses plot to enchant
the reader and keep the pages turning is evident. In An Unlikely Arrangement, there is a surprise at every turn,
and just when you think you've figured out the ending, Patty unveils the most gripping part of the story, where the
fates of several parties become even further entangled. The end of the book is a cliff hanger that leaves the
reader eager for the sequel, yet satisfied enough with several burning questions answered. The setting of Detroit
1929 takes the reader into another world. Patty's knowledge of people's characters and reactions to life's traumas
give the book a deep and believable appeal. An Unlikely Arrangement is a book that, once started, is hard to put
down.' - Amazon review
Master of the unexpected twist, breathtaking depth, and
contagious storylines, romance novelist, Patty Wiseman is the daughter of a WWII Navy vet who survived Pearl
Harbor. She was raised in Washington State, attended The Wesleyan College in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, then moved to
Northeast Texas where she has resided for over 30 years. Several of her short stories have been published in
'Angie's Diary'. 'An Unlikely Arrangement', an historical romance novel, was published with Desert Coyote
Productions. There are two more in the works. One is a romantic comedy.
Her most recent award is a 2012 Roughdraft short story contest
where she placed 2nd.
Patty is a member of GFWC-Texas Federation of Women's Clubs-Marshall Woman's Club. She is listed in Worldwide
Who's Who (view certification).
Young and rebellious, Ruth Squire defied her parents to live
the high life of young people in 1929 Detroit. Handsome and responsible, Peter Kirby worked diligently to make his
family's life easier. Rich and powerful, Eric Horton held the fates of many families in his hands. These three
lives intertwine through the differing worlds of high society, middle-class life, and organized crime, culminating
in an engagement, a kidnapping, a misunderstanding ... ... and a murder.
An Unlikely Beginning
In the far corner of a seedy speakeasy known as the Blue
Feather, seventeen year old Ruth Squire tried to avoid the interested eye of a repugnant patron. The impatient
bartender waved his hand toward the stage—it was her turn to sing, but the metallic taste of fear drenched her
tongue and slithered downward until her stomach burned. She took a step back.
A female voice whispered from behind, “Remember why we are
doing this Ruthie. You can’t abandon him now.”
Slowly, courage overtook the fear. One step—another, until she
stood center stage. The piano began the prelude, and she closed her eyes. A few tremulous notes exhaled through
ruby lips, but strengthened as memories of the murderous carnage at home unfolded and steeled her will. The choice
to save him was hers. Instead of a pack of crude, bawdy men in a smoke filled room, she envisioned Peter, the man
she came to rescue. Her eyes opened, and she remembered…
An Unlikely Arrangement Seventeen year old Ruth Squire becomes entangled in a
potentially fatal liaison in dangerous 1929 Detroit, Michigan.
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An Unlikely Beginning Danger and intrigue continue to plague Ruth Squire in an
illusive search for happiness in the perilous era of the Roaring Twenties.
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