Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A Change of Fortune (Ladies of Distinction, #1) by Jen Turano
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.
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Jen Turano has written a delightful and fun story of 1880's aristocrats in NY City. Eliza Sumner is on a mission to regain her stolen fortune, and the lengths she goes to will tickle your funny bone.
When spurned by her Financé ...well the Cad really wanted her money, and now that she is penniless, he is no longer interested. She is a smart cookie, and love how she got the money to go from England to NYC. She is now living as a Governess, while waiting for a chance to find the culprits.
When Mrs Watson, her employer, comes to her with the most ugly dress ever, and makes her attend her dinner party. Calamity follows, and you can just picture her with her dress basically falling off, and getting caught under chairs. All to funny! She does manage to make some acquaintances of two men, Hamilton and Zayne Becket, and it turns out they have a lot in common. We later meet Hamilton's precocious children, Piper and Ben.
There is danger, and entertaining fun in this book. Be ready for a really good read, you won't be able to put this one down!
I received this book through the Publisher Bethany House reviewer program, and was not required to give a positive review.