A Change of Fortune

December 3, 2013

Title: Change of Fortune
Author: Jen Turana
Publisher: Bethany House
Pages: 318
ISBN: 978-0-7642-1081-1
Publication Date: November 1st, 2012

Lady Eliza Sumner is on a mission. Her fortune was the last thing she had left after losing her father, her fiancé, 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.
I have started this series out of order, I have read the third book, A Talent for Trouble, first. However, even though I've read out of order, they still work in reading them.

A Change of Fortune is similar to A Talent for Trouble with the fact that they are both fun to read! There is humor spread through out the story, even during the climax of the story, there is humor to carry it through. I sailed through this book so quickly. It was hard to put down. Lady Eliza Sumner was a fantastic lead. She has the right mix of ingenuity, pluck, and fortitude. The humor she brought to the story was subtle and done with out it being forced, while Hamilton Beckett brought the little more stern and serious side to the story. He was a great balance. Even though he was a serious character, he also knew when to laugh.

I enjoyed A Change of Fortune. If you need a laugh or a smile this story is for you! I can't wait to read the second story in the series.

Too Read
4 out of 5

1 comment

  1. Hello!
    I found your blog through Rissi's blog Dreaming under the same moon.

    I really enjoyed this book. Your right, it does have funny moments!


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