A Change of Fortune   -     By: Jen Turano
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A Change of Fortune

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Lady Eliza Sumner is on a mission. Her fortune was the last thing she had left after losing her father, her fiance, and her faith. Now, masquerading as Miss Eliza Sumner, governess-at-large, she's determined to find the man who ran off with her fortune, reclaim the money, and head straight back to London.

Mr. Hamilton Beckett, much to his chagrin, is the catch of the season, and all the eyes of New York society--all the female ones, at least--are on him. He has no plans to marry again, especially since his hands are full keeping his business afloat while raising his two children alone.

Eliza's hapless attempts to regain her fortune unexpectedly put her right in Hamilton's path. The discovery of a common nemesis causes them to join forces and, before she knows it, Eliza has a whole retinue of people helping her. Eliza's determination not to trust anyone weakens when everyone's antics and bumbling efforts to assist her make her wonder if there might be more important things than her fortune and independence. When all of Hamilton's and Eliza's best-laid plans fall by the wayside, it will take a riot of complications for them to realize that God just might have had a better plan in mind all along.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0764210181
ISBN-13: 9780764210181
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Rollicking Debut from an Exciting New Author

Lady Eliza Sumner is on a mission. Her fortune was the last thing she had left after losing her father, her fiance, and her faith. Now, masquerading as Miss Eliza Sumner governess-at-large, she's determined to find the man who ran off with her fortune, reclaim the money, and head straight back to London.

Mr. Hamilton Beckett, much to his chagrin, is the catch of the season, and all the eyes of New York society--all the female ones, at least--are on him. He has no plans to marry again, especially since his hands are full keeping his business afloat while raising his two children alone.

Eliza's hapless attempts to regain her fortune unexpectedly put her right in Hamilton's path. The discovery of a common nemesis causes them to join forces and, before she knows it, Eliza has a whole retinue of people helping her. Eliza's determination not to trust anyone weakens when everyone's antics and bumbling efforts to assist her make her wonder if there might be more important things than her fortune and independence.

When all of Hamilton's and Eliza's best-laid plans fall by the wayside, it will take a riot of complications for them to realize that God just might have had a better plan in mind all along.

Author Bio

Jen Turano, author of A Change of Fortune, A Most Peculiar Circumstance, and A Talent for Trouble, is a graduate of the University of Akron with a degree in Clothing and Textiles. She is a member of ACFW and lives in a suburb of Denver, Colorado. Visit her website at www.jenturano.com.

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    Whimsical Story
    April 25, 2015
    Pegg Thomas
    Ossineke, MI
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
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    Whimsical story about a young English woman who has lost her fortune and travels across the ocean to New York City to find the culprit who stole it. Lady Eliza Sumner takes a governess position, but she's found out soon enough when handsome Hamilton Beckett arrives on the scene - or at the scene - of the crime. The two partner with an unlikely cast of characters to save Eliza's fortune and solve a mystery from Hamilton's past.

    A fun story with engaging characters. It would have gotten a 4-star review from me if the characters had been more authentic to the time period. There is quite a bit of modern language and behavior in this one. It doesn't spoil the story, but for someone who loves the historical aspect of a historical romance, it got in the way.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Absolutely enjoyed it!!!
    February 4, 2015
    Maritella
    This review was written for Change of Fortune, A - eBook.
    Very well done. Found it extremely entertaining.
  3. Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Loved this book
    August 23, 2014
    J Kay
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book was very entertaining. I laughed and laughed. I will recommend it to all of my friends. It is a definite reread. I am now a huge Jen Turano fan!
  4. Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 7, 2014
    Little Aussie
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Oh deary me_ Let me wipe the tears of laughter from my eyes! If you want a book that literally has you giggling, snorting (in the case of all you Elizas out there!) or bursting aloud with laughter then look no further than A Change of Fortune. I'm certain that you will fall in love with all the characters, the witty dialogue and all the crazy, outlandish antics. Simply sensational. If you possess a taste for adventure, find wit and social repartee very entertaining and have no concern for the conventional (I mean, after all, long skirts are most cumbersome and serve no useful purpose when your climbing in and out of windows!), then this is the book for you!
  5. Franklin, NC
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Absolutely loved this book
    May 11, 2014
    Wilani
    Franklin, NC
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book is wonderful. I loved the humor in this book. It was placed in just the right places. I loved the spiritual applications as well in this book. I can't wait to read the other books in this series.
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