About A Change of Fortune
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.
I’m not sure there are many authors that write the way that Jen Turano does. I haven’t found many that do. She writes historical books that are full of action, adventure and read like a rom-com at the same time. And I LOVE that!
This book features Eliza. She appears to be a governess in New York in 1880. But she’s a British Lady in disguise. And that is funny in and of itself. I loved how she tries to blend in at a dinner party that she’s made to attend. But…that doesn’t work so well. This whole scene made me laugh so hard!
The family that Eliza works for has an older daughter, Agatha. And these two become great friends. And they get into plenty of hilarious trouble together.
Then there’s Hamilton Beckett. I love that the reader gets to see the story through his eyes as well. And Eliza does so many things that are awkward and not ladylike in front of him. But his two kids, Ben and Piper really steal the show through much of the book. I loved these two so much!
If you’re looking for a great book to read, this one is amazing!
I bought my own copy of A Change of Fortune. All opinions are my own.
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