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A Change of Fortune

(2012)
(The first book in the Ladies of Distinction series)
A novel by

 
 
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

Genre: Inspirational

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Used availability for Jen Turano's A Change of Fortune

Hardback Editions

June 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Change of Fortune (Thorndike Press large print Christian historical fiction)
Author(s): Jen Turano
ISBN: 1-4104-5853-9 / 978-1-4104-5853-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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Paperback Editions

November 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Change of Fortune
Author(s): Jen Turano
ISBN: 0-7642-1018-1 / 978-0-7642-1018-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
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Audio Editions

August 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Change of Fortune: Ladies of Distinction, Book 1
Author(s): Jen Turano
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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August 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Change of Fortune: Ladies of Distinction, Book 1
Author(s): Jen Turano
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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August 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Change of Fortune: Ladies of Distinction, Book 1
Author(s): Jen Turano
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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August 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Change of Fortune: Ladies of Distinction, Book 1
Author(s): Jen Turano
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

November 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Change of Fortune (Ladies of Distinction Book #1)
Author(s): Jen Turano
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
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