Friday, June 7, 2013

Book Review: A Change of Fortune (Ladies of Distinction Book #1) by Jen Turano

****--4 Stars.
Publication Date: November 1, 2012
Length: 320 pages
 Amazon Blurb: 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.

My Review: What a witty story!! I liked how the characters found themselves in the craziest scrapes that kept me laughing.

Eliza is new to New York, as a governess. She is really a lady of society from England, but is searching for the couple who stole her fortune, therefore, she is in disguise as the governess. Two brothers get mixed up in the mess and it's a recipe for even more mixups and confusion.

I thought Eliza was quite brave to be traipsing all over a strange country in order to complete her mission. I like the easy relationship the two brothers share both with one another, and with the women. Hamilton's kids were great too--Biting Ben and Precocious Piper.

There were some mild Christian themes, but it never came off across as too preachy, in my opinion.

Content: clean.

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