Friday, November 02, 2012

5 Reasons You Should Buy and Read Jen Turano's A CHANGE OF FORTUNE!

Last night, I finished a great novel.

The basis of Jen Turano's A Change of Fortune:  The aristocrat and English Lady Eliza Sumner disguises herself as a governess in America in order to find and catch the man who stole her fortune.

I won't write out a summary of the book. If you want to know it, go to and check out the back cover copy.

What I will tell you is my honest thoughts about this debut novel, written by a lady who lives in Parker, Colorado, not far from me.

LOVED IT!! :0)

Here are 5 Reasons You Should Buy This Book: 

1) I finished it in a week - This is not common for me. I am a slow reader and only keep reading if I really enjoy what I am reading.

2) At times, I felt I was watching a lovely old movie or a musical. The main character is Eliza Sumner and I could almost hear her English accent, reminding me of some great movies like Sound of Music or My Fair Lady. 

3) At times, I felt like I was reading a story from Jane Austen. Yep, that's right. Jen Turano has a delightful sense of humor and it reminds me of Austen's - a little quirky at times with a whiff of sarcasm. A couple of her characters had me laughing out loud more than once, including the arrogant Lawrence, who reminded me of Mr. Colllins from Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

4) At times, I sensed a bit of a comedy of errors plot line, which, once again, is charming and kept me guessing.

5) THE STORY!!! It is a good story and isn't that why we read? I liked the romance of it, I like the historical tone of it, and I like the humor behind it.

So, there you go. Go now and order A Change of Fortune by Jen Turano!

I give it two thumbs up!!


Unknown said...

I have to say I wouldn't let myself read your entire post. I'm a day behind you and will probably finish reading that fabulous book tonight and although I'm sure you don't give anything away, well, I just gotta be safe. But I'll ditto the beginning of what you wrote (yes, I read some!) and say it is a fabulous, fabulous book. I so can't wait to finish it!

~Stacy Voss

Deb Wilden said...

I will get it! Thank you!
Love deb

Robbie Iobst said...

You'll love it Stacy. We'll have to talk about it. :0)

Robbie Iobst said...

Deb, let me know what you think! :0)

Cheryl Barker said...

Robbie, I always enjoy hearing about a book that someone really loved. Thanks for the recommendation. I love to try to catch books when they're free on Kindle. Will be keeping my eyes open for this one!