Book Review: “A Change Of Fortune” by Jen Turano

January 11, 2013 at 8:02 am | Posted in Books | 1 Comment
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Jen Turano in her new book, “A Change of Fortune book coverA Change Of Fortune” Book One in the Ladies of Distinction series published by Bethany House Publishers takes us into the life of Eliza Sumner.

From the back cover:  Lady Eliza Sumner is on a mission. After losing her family, her fiance, 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.

Let me start out by saying that I think “A Change Of Fortune” should be made into a major motion picture.  Jen Turano has given us one really fun book filled with some great characters and a rollicking plot.  Lady Eliza Sumner is a Lady, that means she has never worked and on top of that she is a bit clumsy.  So what happens?  Her fortune is stolen so she has to come to New York to steal it back hiding in the role of a governess.  Eliza is not a very good thief so, naturally, she winds up in jail and has to be bailed out by new friend, Hamilton Beckett.  Now they must join forces to try to reclaim Eliza’s fortune.  Along the way romance develops and the book picks up from there.  Eliza and Hamilton are extraordinary and well written.  This is a just plain fun, exciting story that entertains while giving us an adventure.  Ms.Turano has batted in a winner and I enjoyed it a lot.  I am so looking forward to more from this very talented author.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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  1. Dear Vic,

    I wanted to thank you for your delightful review of my book. Your thoughts made me smile, and I’m so glad you enjoyed the story.

    Wishing you all the best,

    Jen Turano

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