Sunday, November 11, 2012

A Change of Fortune by Jen Turano

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Change of Fortune
Bethany House Publishers (November 1, 2012)
Jen Turano


Jen grew up in the small town of St. Clairsville, Ohio, where she spent an idyllic childhood riding her purple spider bike, ice-skating on a little pond and reading Nancy Drew and Trixie Beldon books in her tree house. High School was, surprisingly enough, fabulous as Jen spent time with her girlfriends. She headed off to college with no idea of what she wanted to be when she grew up, but settled on pursuing a career in fashion because she thought it sounded glamorous. Her parents thought she’d lost her mind, but they resigned themselves to her choice and after earning a BA degree in Clothing and Textiles, Jen set off to take the fashion world by storm, only to discover retail was certainly not the glamorous career she’d imagined it would be. She moved to Buffalo, New York to take a job in the buying office of a large department store, learning all there was to know about cookware, which again, was hardly glamorous, especially to a girl who did not have a knack for cooking. She met her future husband, Al, a few months after taking this job and eight months later, they were married. After moving into management at another department store and working that for a few years, the company went out of business and Jen decided she’d had enough. One year later her son was born and Jen hung up her heels for good and concentrated on being a mom.

She began dabbling in writing when her son, then in elementary school, said he liked her made up stories as much as those in his books. It was then that she fired up the computer and never looked back.

Jen loves to write humorous stories with quirky characters and a dash of intrigue and finds historical romances especially appealing, seeing as how she’s been reading them since she was a teenager. Her mother gave her a copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss, The Flame and the Flower, and Jen was hooked on the genre. When not reading romance, she loves to read mysteries, young adult and her favorite series of all time, Harry Potter.

Besides writing, Jen enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


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

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Change of Fortune, go HERE.

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Andrea at Spoken For
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Deborah at Country At Heart
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Gina at Upon Reflection
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Jendi at Jendi's Journal
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
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Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Joy at Splashes of Joy
JoyAnne at Deco My Heart
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Linda at Mocha With Linda
Lisa at Seeking With All Yur Heart
Lori at Noggin Bits
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Andrea said...

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Amber S. said...

Here's the link to my review:

Cute read. :)


Deborah Vogts said...

Will post in 30 minutes. Thanks!

loves to read said...

posted with review.

Ruth said...


Peggy said...

Post will be up early Tuesday AM. No review. Haven't even read the book yet, because I'm moving out of town. Hectic times around here!

A Cooking Bookworm said...


Mom Blogger said...

Never received my book for the review, so posting the blurb/info only on Loves 2 Read

Melanie said...

Scheduled for Wednesday.

MJ @ Creative Madness Mama said...

Review posted with bonus thoughts on the prequel.

Also on

abi said...

tour posted

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Ernie W. said...

Post is up at

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is posted.

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Mocha with Linda said...

Absolutely delightful book! Mine will post at midnight here.

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with review.

carla stewart said...

Posted at Those Were the Days

Krista said...

Heart2Heart said...

Great novel!! My review is up and posted!!! Thank you for the opportunity to review this book and to be a part of this book tour.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Lynn said...

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Erin Slocum said...

Whoops late commenting, but here is where I had my review!

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Charity said...

Posted with review. Delightful book!!

Jenny said...


Margie Vawter said...

Posted. Review later.

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Cheryl Klarich said...

Posted and reviewed!!

April Erwin said...

Mine's up at LOVED it.

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Joy Hannabass said...

Posted here

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