Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Book Review- A Change of Fortune

Being transported back to 1880 New York is a trip into the past you will not want to miss. You will visit and experience the life of the aristocrats firsthand with all of their splendor, trials, and complexity. By painting a humorous picture of the very ill fortune that befalls Eliza, the author leaves you laughing out loud at one moment and holding your breathe in suspense the next. 

I've never commented on the cover of the books I review, but felt that I had to with this one. If you value a tastefully bound book, you'll find it in this one. From the beautiful model with her tranquil expression, to the stark contrast of her gray dress with the elegant read fainting couch, you'll surely be drawn to it. 

The characters ranging from completely different personalities add much adventure and humor to the book. Eliza and her new found friend Agatha are two tough ladies, breaking the molds of how a lady should act at every opportune time. Handsome brothers Hamilton and Zayne provide two romance possibilities as well as entertainment with their many heroic and chilvarous deeds. Hamilton's children Piper and Ben are not your typical children. They are darlings, mischievous, and oh so very funny. All the characters are complex in their own way and add flavor to the book they way only they can.

If you hadn't guessed by how many times I used the word humor and funny, let me assure you that, this is one book that will have you laughing constantly. The writing style included much dialogue that made for the major humorous parts. The author getting right to the point used many short lively, sentences that drove the plot on at a comfortable pace. This novel is a great debut novel, showing a very promising future for the author. I look forward to reading the coming installments of the Ladies of Distinction series. 

I received this complimentary copy from Bethany House Publishers, in exchange for this unbiased and independent review. 

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  1. This sounds like an interesting book. I'll have to check it out at the library. :)

    I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy you book reviews. I'm a new reader to you blog, but when I found it, I went back and read all your posts. I read With Every Letter last month and enjoyed it very much.

    1. It really was a good book, still is just waiting for you to pick up:)

      This is such a encouraging and uplifting comment. Couldn't have come at a better time. I am so glad you have enjoyed my posts. It's our job as sisters in Christ to encourage oneanother. May you remained encouraged in Him.


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