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A Change of Fortune (#01 in Ladies Of Distinction Series)

Jen Turano
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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.

"Set in New York City circa 1880, Turano's historical romance has witty dialogue, a spunky heroine, a bounty of humor, and a fast-paced plot. There are wonderful secondary characters, too, including an ankle-biting boy, a relentlessly matchmaking mother, and a full cast of despicable villains. A Change of Fortune will make a delightful addition to any library." --Booklist (starred review)

"Turano's charming story of losing and gaining both wealth and love in 1880s New York City will certainly please fans of witty and classic romance stories."--RT Book Review

"[A] delightfully lighthearted debut novel."--Desert News

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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.

"Set in New York City circa 1880, Turano's historical romance has witty dialogue, a spunky heroine, a bounty of humor, and a fast-paced plot. There are wonderful secondary characters, too, including an ankle-biting boy, a relentlessly matchmaking mother, and a full cast of despicable villains. A Change of Fortune will make a delightful addition to any library." --Booklist (starred review)

"Turano's charming story of losing and gaining both wealth and love in 1880s New York City will certainly please fans of witty and classic romance stories."--RT Book Review

"[A] delightfully lighthearted debut novel."--Desert News

- Publisher

Meet the Author

Jen Turano

Jen Turano is a graduate of the University of Akron with a degree in Clothing and Textiles. She pursued a career in management for nine years before switching to full-time motherhood after the birth of her son. When she's not writing, Jen can be found watching her teenage son participate in various activities, taking long walks with her husband and dog, socializing with friends, or delving into a good book. She lives in suburban Denver, Colorado. Learn more at www.jenturano.com. A

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A pleasant holiday read
5 stars By Nicole, Jul 12 2017
A friend recommended this author so I decided to give her first book a go while on holidays. It was a perfect beach read. Enjoyable storyline, bit of intrigue, lovely romance and satisfying ending. I'll be checking out other books she's written as well. 
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a quirky, fun book.
5 stars By Ibu Guru, Apr 01 2017
Most of the time, there were plenty of laughs to be had in this book.  The negative things were not major, so the final feel of it is good, unlike the sequel, a Most Peculiar circumstance, that has some unpleasant insanity at the end which leaves a "bitter taste".
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Delightful Reading
5 stars By Laura, Oct 15 2015
A lovely book with charming characters and a riveting plot. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and found it almost impossible to put down!
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A gripping read
4 stars By Bec C, Sep 25 2015
Jen Turano's debut, "A Change of Fortune: Ladies of Distinction", follows the lives of  Eliza Sumner and Hamilton Beckett in New York City. I really enjoyed reading this book and getting to know Turano's characters. If the first book in Turano's "Ladies of Distinction" series is anything to go by, I can't wait to read the rest!
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Loved it!!!
5 stars By Amanda, Jul 24 2015
I really enjoyed this book. It is worth the read. The characters where engaging and funny. 
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  • Catalogue Code 364874
  • Product Code 9781441260505
  • ISBN 1441260501
  • EAN 9781441260505
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Romance
  • Publisher Bethany House Publishers
  • Publication Date Nov 2012
  • Sales Rank #72190
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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