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A_Change_Of_FortuneReviewed by Meg Massey

No one seems to understand strange governess Eliza Sumner, who makes a fool of herself at a party where a majority of New York society is in attendance. But what no one realizes is that Eliza is really Lady Eliza Sumner, a woman that has lost her family, her fiance, and her faith. She is in America to find Lord Southmoor, the man who took advantage of her family and stole her fortune.

Unfortunately, Eliza’s ideas don’t go as planned, and her mishaps lead her straight into the arms of Hamilton Beckett, a young man that every woman in New York is hoping to marry. But widower Hamilton has no plans to marry again, as he is busy taking care of his two children.

When the two of them discover that they share a common enemy, they join forces. With the help of Eliza’s friend Agatha and Hamilton’s brother Zayne, they may stand a chance at catching those who have wronged them. But are their enemies too powerful and dangerous? Could their quest for revenge cost them their lives?

Jen Turano’s debut novel, A Change of Fortune, is an often hilarious and sometimes very poignant look into the the lives of two people who have given up on happiness and love. Lady Eliza has set her sights on revenge, and in the process, may overlook the most important relationship of her life. Despite her faults, you’ll love Lady Eliza, and root for her to overcome her past and embrace a new love and a new future. You’ll also find yourself falling for heroic and loving Hamilton, and hopeful that the two of them will survive their quest to find the happy ending they deserve.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Meg lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Ryan. Library professional by day, freelance writer by night, Meg writes about life, entertainment and everything in between on her blog.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Bethany House. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.