This story takes place in New York in 1880, Eliza is a young women who has lost her family, fianc, faith and fortune. She comes from a aristocrat lifestyle in England and lands in New York taking a job as a governess as she needs to support herself. Why she is in New York and her mission there is a funny, romantic love story. The characters in this novel are witty, enjoyable, and at times down right funny.
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.
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!