For the romantic heart, reading “A Change of Fortune” by Jen Turano brings the same satisfaction as a much welcomed vacation.
Turano treats the reader to a trip to a posh New York social circle in the year 1880, where Lady Eliza Somner poses as a governess. The beautiful young aristocrat has intriguing adventures and mishaps that unravel the mystery shrouding her stolen fortune−a vast inheritance from her late father, the Earl of Sefton.
Eliza follows the thief from her homeland in England to America, where she finds true friendship while attempting to recover her fortune. But friendship is not all that appears to be developing between Eliza and the dashing Mr. Hamilton Beckett, a man in possession of a few mysteries of his own. Their romance develops with a Jane Austen flavor, humor and good-ole-fashioned charm.
The author’s proficient literary skills bring personalities and ambiance to life on every page, aiding the reader in painting each scene on the canvas of their mind. But “A Change of Fortune” is much more than a delightfully entertaining inspirational romance novel. It engages the reader in issues that are just as pertinent to the mortal sojourner today as they were over a century ago: betrayal, rejection, unexpected adventures, lurking danger, forging new friendships, love and trust and learning how to invest them in another, endurance through the heat of trials, and learning how to hear God and embrace His plan through it all.
Reader be warned−when you sit down to read “A Change in Fortune” be sure to do it on a night when you know you can sleep in, because you will not want to put it down.
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