A Change of Fortune

A Change of Fortune

eBook - 2012
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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.

"Set in New York City circa 1880, Turano's historical romance has witty dialogue, a spunky heroine, a bounty of humor, and a fast-paced plot. There are wonderful secondary characters, too, including an ankle-biting boy, a relentlessly matchmaking mother, and a full cast of despicable villains. A Change of Fortune will make a delightful addition to any library." -- Booklist (starred review)

"Turano's charming story of losing and gaining both wealth and love in 1880s New York City will certainly please fans of witty and classic romance stories."-- RT Book Review

"[A] delightfully lighthearted debut novel."-- Desert News
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. :, Bethany House,, 2012.
ISBN: 9781441260505
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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weezie1
Nov 15, 2017

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dlm1188 Apr 21, 2014

I really enjoyed this story and can hardly wait to read her others. The characters were delightful. I laughed out loud and embarrassed myself.

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julia_sedai
Oct 21, 2013

I don't have much to say about this book. I finished it all the way through which is pretty good for me for a Christian historical fiction. I thought the girls were interesting characters but the guys were pretty boring. The plot is the only thing that kept me reading. Not sure if I will pick up another Turano book.

JCLBobbiB Jun 26, 2013

First novel by this author. Fun read, read it in 2 sittings - the story & characters make you just keep reading to the end.

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crpa
Jun 02, 2013

A delightful novel, full of quirky characters and wonderful dialogue. Not overly preachy, this is a nice clean romantic comedy that even non-fans of Christian fiction will enjoy.

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susan1730
Jun 01, 2013

Wonderful book. Characters delightful with a hint of mystery.

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ReadingWriter
Jan 25, 2013

As I read the first pages of this book, I enjoyed the humor and the introduction of the main characters. As the story went along, the humor became a bit cloying to me. There were few nuances to the characterizations, and the tone and dialogue were very modern for the historical time period. A revelation at the end seemed to be taken too lightly. I did enjoy the spunk and determination of the female characters in the book. Overall, it was all right, but I thought it needed a little more depth mixed in with the humor.

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