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Friday, December 28, 2012

A Change of Fortune...Review

About the book:
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.

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!

Thanks to Bethany House for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Jen Turano here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 12/12

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5/5 Stars


  1. This sounds like a great book, I am adding it to my TBR list!

  2. I'm definitely adding this one to my wish list.

    Thanks for the great review!

  3. I passed up on reviewing this one and now regret it!