Sunday, December 30, 2012

Short Review ~ A Change of Fortune by Jen Turano

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Bethany House Publishers, Oct 2012

Insanely engaging!

This book was so much fun to read! As unbelievable as the events and characters' actions could be, I was thoroughly hooked from page one. A Change of Fortune has just the right amount of intrigue mixed in with the most fabulous sense of humor. I never would have guessed this is a debut novel!

There are so many fantastic characters besides the hero and heroine. They're the stars of the show of course and rightly so. Eliza is extremely fearless and adventuresome for a woman in 1880 but the author pulled it off well. Hamilton is, well...a truly dashing fellow!

I laughed and laughed. My fingers couldn't turn the pages fast enough! The writing style reminds me of Deeanne Gist, one of the best writers in Christian Historical Fiction. 

I had to contact the author on another website that hosted her for an interview and ask if there will be more stories coming with the other characters in this book. Jen assured me there are THREE more books to come! YES!!! I can't wait :)

Don't miss out on this lively and extremely well-written novel. Grab a copy today!

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**A novella, that's a prequel to this story, is available on Amazon and it's free right now (as of Dec 31,2012). 

Author Bio

Jen Turano 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. Continue reading about Jen...


  1. Awesome review, Anne! So glad you enjoyed this book! :) I'm also looking forward to reading more of Jen's books!

  2. Thank you, Marian, for YOUR fabulous review that impressed me so much, I went straight out and got the book!

    1. I checked it out from the library, but it is definitely one that I would love to own!

    2. Thanks, Anne. I'm glad my review got you to read it immediately. That's why we write the reviews, yes? :) Happy New Year!

  3. Hi Anne,
    You made a very interesting review of this book, I'll write the title on my list so I won't forget it. Thank you for visiting my blog, I'm glad to know you like the pictures of our winter garden. I also wish you a very Happy New Year full of blessings for you and your family.

  4. Ahh! Somehow you got knocked off my GFC feed, and I don't know how. I've been missing all your blog reviews, ahhh! Anyway, I've seen "A Change of Fortune" popping up hear and there with a lot of praise for the story, so I definately want to read it. Thanks for your review, Anne! God bless you and yours this coming New Year.

  5. Great review! I love Deeanne Gist, so I'm sure I'll love Jen Turano's books too. :)

    Happy New Year Anne!


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