Low Language, Low Romance, Low Violence, Moderate Religion, Three Stars

Love Me A Good Sidekick

Confession, I love wonder woman. The movie they just made…amazing! I loved it because they made her values truly stand out. Yes, it’s awesome to have a female super hero, and yes she kicks butt. But they showed more than that in the movie. They showed you win with love, and loyalty, and strength. I was so glad they made the movie more that just her being a super hero that kicks butt. She is a woman who can handle anything. Which is what all us women want to be able to do. I love books with strong independent woman.

A Change of Fortune by Jen Turano has a main female who actually wasn’t the strong independent one. Well she was to a point, but she liked to be rescued and cry on her knight in shinning armor’s shoulder. It was her sidekick (yes she had one, just like a real superhero), that was the one that didn’t need help from anyone. Which I actually really liked. I like when authors play up the other characters and give them dimension and life.

“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”

The story  was interesting and the characters had depth, but I struggled with the dialogue. I felt like conversations were too perfect. Not as believable as reality might be. Except for this line, I love this line, “There are some situations, my dear…where manners are overrated.” –M.V.

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