Wednesday, March 06, 2013

A Change of Fortune by Jen Turano - a book review

A Change of Fortune by Jen Turano

I love a book that makes me chuckle as I’m reading it.  This one is full of “I love Lucy” type moments that kept me wondering what Eliza was going to do next.  I did, however, feel as if she were two different characters at times.  When she wasn’t finding herself in comical predicaments, she was very down to earth. 
From the publisher's website:
  “Lady Eliza Sumner is on a mission. After losing her family, her fiancé, 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."
While this book is publicized as Christian romance, I didn’t find it at all preachy.  I think even readers who don’t normally read Christian fiction but still enjoy a good clean novel, would like this book.   There’s mystery, danger, humor, and love all combined to make this a very enjoyable reading experience.  It is not a deep philosophical, intellectual book that makes the reader have to think too much.  I’m not that kind of reader.  I simply like to be entertained and feel good when the story is over.
I look forward to reading more from this author.

You can go to the publisher’s webpage and read an excerpt from the first chapter.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House through their book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed above 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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