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Change of Fortune, A (edition 2012)

by Jen Turano

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Title:Change of Fortune, A
Authors:Jen Turano
Info:Bethany House Publishers (2012), Paperback, 320 pages
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Rating:****
Tags:early reviewer, historical romance, victorian, american

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Sometimes you read a book that just makes you laugh. Sometimes you meet a heroine who is simply a joy to get to know. Sometimes you meet a hero who is not only handsome and charming, but generous and kind. And when all three of those things merge together in one book, you have a delightful story and one you hate to see end.

Lady Eliza is on a quest to discover the whereabouts of the cad who stole her family fortune and title. That quest brings her to New York City from England and into a job as a governess. When Eliza's antics get her in trouble, her path crosses that of Hamilton Beckett who comes to her rescue and their adventure begins. With fantastic supporting characters and two adorable children, this is a delightful story. Witty and humorous, it's a comedy of errors and was a story that I didn't want to see end.

A terrific debut from a promising author and I am anxious to read more. I'm thrilled that the next story involves the Hamilton family and I hope that there is a future story planned around Zayne! ( )
  2kidsandtired | Aug 2, 2016 |
Sometimes you read a book that just makes you laugh. Sometimes you meet a heroine who is simply a joy to get to know. Sometimes you meet a hero who is not only handsome and charming, but generous and kind. And when all three of those things merge together in one book, you have a delightful story and one you hate to see end.

Lady Eliza is on a quest to discover the whereabouts of the cad who stole her family fortune and title. That quest brings her to New York City from England and into a job as a governess. When Eliza's antics get her in trouble, her path crosses that of Hamilton Beckett who comes to her rescue and their adventure begins. With fantastic supporting characters and two adorable children, this is a delightful story. Witty and humorous, it's a comedy of errors and was a story that I didn't want to see end.

A terrific debut from a promising author and I am anxious to read more. I'm thrilled that the next story involves the Hamilton family and I hope that there is a future story planned around Zayne! ( )
  2kidsandtired | Aug 2, 2016 |
Lady Eliza Sumner has had anything but the easy life she was raised to enjoy. After losing her father, her fortune, and subsequently her faith, Eliza has traveled to New York City to seek the man who stole her inheritance. Disguising herself as a governess, Eliza, unexpectedly joins her efforts with the handsome Hamilton Beckett when they discover they're both searching for intertwined answers. But as Eliza works to recover her fortune so she can return home to England, she realizes that God may have a different plan.

Fluffy Christian romance with a healthy dose of humour and hijinks that had me giggling my way through this very quick read. As Eliza is struggling with her faith, this one is a little lighter on the Christian content. ( )
  MickyFine | Sep 20, 2015 |
I loved everything about this book! The flow of the dialogue, the delightful personalities of the characters that felt like people I could easily know in "real life", the plot that captured my attention and kept it, the breathless romantic tension ... a new favorite author for me :) ( )
  MeezCarrie | Aug 31, 2015 |
I really wanted to like this book. The cover is great, and i actually enjoyed the silly and predictable novella prequel. But i didnt find much, if any of the plot believable. None of the characters fit the attitudes or prejudices of the time period with the exception of the detective. And for a secret that her whole life depends on, eliza does nothing to protect it. In fact, she practically goes shouting it from the rooftops. Murder, converting prostitutes, catfights, everybodys conveniently wealthy, female journalists, etc. This was just such a sad attempt at Christian historical fiction. ( )
  lyssa73 | Aug 2, 2014 |
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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.
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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.

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When one humorous mishap after another fails to help her reclaim her lost fortune, Lady Eliza Sumner finds that God has something even better in mind for her than her fortune and independence.

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