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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A Change of Fortune - Ladies of Distinction Book 1 - Jen Turano


My Rating
★★★★★ - You have bewitched me, body and soul. (More Info)

About the Book
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. (Bethany House Publishers)


My Thoughts
It is a well known fact that I ADORE Jen Turano. In fact, my friends like to tease me about my "That's Jen Turano" face from when I met her in Nashville last summer (see picture below). However, I only discovered her books in January of 2015 with After a Fashion. Ever since, I have been building my library and now own all her books and have finally been able to start catching up on reading them! 

A Change of Fortune is filled with the quirky humour that I have grown to love in Jen's writing. Fun characters, mystery, wit, and romance. A fun quick read that is sure to lift your spirits and bring a smile (or two) to your face. There are also plenty of situations that will keep you on the edge of your seat and biting your nails. You won't want to put it down until you know the ending. While Hamilton and Eliza must deal with hurts and betrayals from the past, God uses the troubling circumstances to bring them closer to Himself. 

This is my "official" - "Oh my gosh it's Jen Turano" face
Set in New York City, 1880. The Gilded Age is one of my favorites to read. The fashion, the society, the adventure, is something you won't want to miss! A Change of Fortune is the first full length book in Jen's first series, Ladies of Distinction. Don't miss her other fabulous books (links below). 

Make sure you check out the FREE novellas listed below and find out what is coming next from Jen!

I purchased a copy of A Change of Fortune. I was not required to write a review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.




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About the Author
Jen Turano is the best-selling, critically acclaimed author of The Ladies of Distinction series, and A Class of Their Own series, published through Bethany House Publishers.  Her novel, After a Fashion, was chosen as a top pick from Romantic Times, as well as being named a top ten romance of 2015 from Booklist.  It is also a nominee for Romantic Times 2015 Reviewers’ Choice Award.  Her book, A Most Peculiar Circumstance, was chosen as a top ten romance by Booklist in 2013.  Her seventh book, Playing the Part, released in the spring of 2016, followed by a new four-book series, Apart From the Crowd.  When she’s not writing, Jen spends her time outside of Denver with her husband and neurotic Cattle Dog, enjoying herself as an empty-nester since her son recently abandoned her for the college life. She is represented by Susan Brower of the Natasha Kern Literary Agency. Her books may be found in most fine bookstores, or follow the Baker House Publishing link to find additional places to purchase her work.
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More Books by Jen Turano

Ladies of Distinction Series
FREE NOVELLA
A Class of Their Own Series





Apart From the Crowd Series


Releases November 2017


FREE NOVELLA
Releases April 2017

8 comments:

Carrie said...

hahahahahaha!!! I love this!! (And your review makes me want to go back and reread this one ASAP!!)

Rachel said...

He he! Thank you! And good!!! That's what I like to hear!

Melony Teague said...

What Carrie said! Love the photo! <3

Just Commonly said...

Totally totally LOVE this and that photo! Priceless! And you know how much I LOVE Jen too!! And A Change of Fortune started it all!! I had to stalk the library for Jen's books! Didn't realize it was a debut until I took the stalking online!! LOL! Glad you love it!

Caryl Kane said...

Rachel, you are too cute! I have this one in my TBR. Your review has me wanting to read it soon.

Rachel said...

Thank you Mel!!!

Rachel said...

Hehe! Jen is fabulous!

Rachel said...

Hehe! Thank you Caryl!