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

Bethany House / 2012 / Paperback

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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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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Change of Fortune
    October 7, 2016
    Mackenzie Carol
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    A Change of Fortune is the first book in Jen Turanos Ladies of Distinction series, but definitely isnt the first book Ive ever read by her. In fact, Ive already read both this novel and A Most Peculiar Circumstance, the second book in this series. But, since that was a couple of years ago and I had never picked up the third and fourth books, I decided it was finally time to finish the series, and I knew I should read the first two again just to refresh my memory, and because I love them. And I have to say, I had forgotten how fantastic this story is!!! I just finished Jens most recent seriesA Class of Their Ownearlier this year, and I have to say, I think her older series is even better than the new!

    Lady Eliza Sumner is just the cutest character! I feel so bad for her because of all that has transpired leading up to this novel, but I couldnt help loving her through the twists and turns her unfortunate circumstances took her. She is bright, spunky, and just the sweetest little thing, and I love the way she faces every challenge head on. She embarks on so many wonderful adventures throughout the course of this novel, the most important being the one that leads her to Mr. Hamilton Beckett, because after that, the rest is history.

    Hamilton Beckett is such a fun character to get to know! He is such a perfect gentleman, yet at the same time the most wonderful father and friend in the whole world, and I just loved getting to watch his feelings for Eliza grow and thrive. Besides that, I absolutely loved seeing him interact with his perfectly adorable children, as it was one of the sweetest parts of this book. His little daughter and son were a great source of merriment for me throughout this story, and I loved watching him be a doting father to them.

    All in all, I really loved this book, possibly even more than the first time I read it, and I stand by my decision to give it all five bookshelves. It has had a place on my all-time favorites list for quite some time, and I dont think it will be leaving anytime soon. Plus, Im super excited to re-read the second book in the series, and to read the third and the fourth for the first time! And, I highly recommend this series, and really any of Jens novels, as they are fantastic and always a wonderful source of laughter, adventure, and romance!
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    a change of fortune
    August 30, 2016
    ziggy519
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Change of Fortune, A - eBook.
    awesome read enjoyed every minute of the book had a hard time putting it down.
  3. Harrison, AR
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Light-hearted fun
    August 10, 2016
    Debbie from ChristFocus
    Harrison, AR
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Change of Fortune, A - eBook.
    "A Change of Fortune" is a romantic comedy set in 1880. The main characters were nice, interesting people with a good sense of humor. The hero, heroine, and friends end up in a series of silly situations during which they get to know and care about each other. There were some phrases that were too modern and some behavior that was improbable for the time (which created humor). But since it's a comedy, I don't tend to care.

    There was no sex or bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this humorous novel.
  4. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    Enjoyable read
    July 18, 2016
    Heidi
    Quality: 3
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 3
    This review was written for Change of Fortune, A - eBook.
    Light-hearted and easy to read. I like how the story ends. Recommended.
  5. hastings, ne
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    a change of fortune
    June 29, 2016
    Linda Nichol
    hastings, ne
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    loved it
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