Sunday, August 11, 2013

A Change of Fortune

Lady Eliza Sumner is on a mission. Her fortune was the last thing she had left after losing her father, her fiancé, 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.

Wow! This was really really good! I laughed the WHOLE time! :D The plot moved along quickly and never lagged or got boring. I couldn't put it down! I loved the intricate, humorous plot, and the charming characters! I cannot wait to read the other 3 books in the series. Ben and Piper were adorable, and Hamilton's mother was hysterical ("Everyone, out!"). I also really liked the hero's brother, Zayne. He was funny and really sweet, and made for a great secondary role. Agatha was a really fun secondary character as well!
I really liked the heroine, Eliza (who just so happened to be British :D). She was able to be adventurous, protective, and a bit headstrong, while remaining feminine and emotional. lol ;) (But not so emotional as to make her annoying.) 
The villains were remarkably "villain-y", and kept you in suspense. 
The hero was every bit the gentleman, in every situation! Very charming and sweet, but also really funny - in a quiet sort of way. ;)
Miss Turano did a really good job at keeping the story clean and realistic. 
The "trust in the Lord" theme was really encouraging and I appreciated that the glory went to Him in the end. ♥
I highly recommend this book as an encouraging, lighthearted, clean, high society romance! :)



  1. Thank you so much for putting me onto this book! It is truly wonderful! I can't wait to read her others as well!

    1. AAAH I'm so glad you enjoyed it so much!! =D I can't wait to hear what you think of them! :D