A Change of Fortune - Jen Turano

Date Published: November 1, 2012

Format: NOOK Ebook

Source: Own Copy

Date Read: May 24-26, 2019

Read for BL-opoly 2019



Lady Eliza Sumner is on a mission. Her fortune was the last thing she had left after losing her father, her fiancé, and her faith. 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.

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.




A fun, light-hearted historical romance. I enjoyed reading about Eliza and Hamilton as both individuals and as a couple. Their respective friends and family added to the story without taking over the story and were naturally added into the plotline. The plot moppets were a little much, but were used sparingly. Looking forward to reading more from this series.