Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Book review : Jen Turano’s A Change of Fortune.

Cover Art

Rollicking Debut from an Exciting New Author



Lady Eliza Sumner is on a mission. After losing her family, her fiancé, and her faith, the disappearance of her fortune is the last straw. 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.

Much to Mr. Hamilton Beckett's chagrin, all the eyes of New York society--all the female ones, at least--are on him. Unfortunately for all the matchmaking mothers and eligible daughters, he has no plans to marry again, especially with his hands full keeping his business afloat and raising his two children alone.

When Eliza's hapless attempts to regain her fortune put her right in Hamilton's path, sparks instantly begin to fly. The discovery of a common nemesis causes them to join forces, but with all their plans falling by the wayside and their enemies getting the better of them, it will take a riot of complications for Hamilton and Eliza to realize that God just might have had a better plan in mind all along.

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.

~My reflections~
Jen Turano’s A Change of Fortune is a delightful, fun and fluffy historical romance. This is Turano’s first book, and she has left the gates running!

Set in the 1880’s Lady Eliza Sumner has lost her fortune, and step back because she is on a mission!
This book is filled with everything a good book must have to keep its audience entertained, romance, danger, suspense faith and disasters galore!

 I was seriously laughing out loud, and causing a stir while waiting for my kids at swim lessons, and I didn’t even care I was so enthralled by my new read!
I loved the spunk Lady Eliza portrayed she was willing to do what it took to regain her fortune and justice, no matter the cost. Her character made you cheer and sigh all at the same time at her antics, and wonder at the outcome. 
 I must admit however that I was a little distracted at some points by some of the incidents; they were a tad over the top. But that being said the book is really a great comedy of errors and I just loved reading it and I thoroughly enjoyed the ride.
If you are searching for a new author similar to the writings of Karen Witemeyer, Deeanne Gist and Lisa Bergren and the like, this book is for you!

 "Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group". 


~About the Author~


Jen Turano
Photo Credit: Sara Karam Photography

Jen Turano

Jen Turano is a graduate of the University of Akron with a degree in Clothing and Textiles. She pursued a career in management for nine years before switching to full-time motherhood after the birth of her son. When she's not writing, Jen can be found watching her teenage son participate in various activities, taking long walks with her husband and dog, socializing with friends, or delving into a good book. She lives in suburban Denver, Colorado. Learn more at www.jenturano.com.


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