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.
This light-hearted, comedic romp by debut author Jen Turano will keep you grinning to the very end. The fast-paced plot doesn't give the reader a second to catch her breath though I felt that some of the scenes sped by too quickly. I would have liked to savor a little bit more.
Loved the spunky heroine and her erstwhile hero. There's great interaction between all the characters. Again, fast-paced dialogue keeps things hopping. The romance is light and compliments the overall style of the story. There has been some criticism of this book not being a serious historical and I agree, it's not. It doesn't need to be. A Change of Fortune is a campy, tongue-in-cheek escape read that's a whole lot of fun.
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