18 December 2012

Change of Fortune by Jen Turano Reviewed by Marian Baay

A Change of Fortune



Reviewed by Marian Baay
4½ stars


Lady Eliza Sumner traveled from England to New York to recover her stolen fortune. Penniless she takes on a job as governess to earn a living.
When she is attending a dinner party at her employer’s house she learns where the man lives who took her fortune. Shortly after that she is breaking into the man’s house to try to get back her fortune. It didn’t go as she had hoped and soon she finds herself without skirts (thankfully she was wearing pants beneath!) and in jail.

At the earlier mentioned dinner party she met two gentlemen—the Beckett brothers—who are now helping her to get out of jail. When her employer finds out what happened he fires her. As she now has no roof over her head, Hamilton Beckett offers her a place to stay at the Beckett’s home. Mother Gloria Beckett has romantic ideas for Eliza and Hamilton and she starts scheming right away.
When Eliza meets Hamilton’s young children she soon finds herself in love with the young boy and girl.

While reading to find out if Eliza will recover her fortune the author had me often times laugh out loud. Eliza could be really clumsy and that created the most hilarious scenarios.

This novel kept a smile on my face for the most part of the book—it is enjoyable, lighthearted and fun. I would have given 5 stars for the way Jen entertains her readers, but I had a hard time picturing the story taking place around 1880. Nonetheless this was a really nice book! The mystery in this story was nicely solved, and the characters are funny and easy to love. I believe we will hear much more from Jen in the future!

You can get Jen's books at Amazon, CBD, Barnes & Noble and other bookstores.
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GIVEAWAY: A copy of Jen's book for one of our commenters who answers the question.

QUESTION: Eliza was sometimes very clumsy in this story. Please tell us about something clumsy you once did! Make us laugh today! :)

93 comments:

  1. Yay for another review by Marian and by the sound of it, such a GREAT book!! I can look at that beautiful cover all day long :)
    I sooo enjoyed reading how this book made you laugh, Marian, sounds like a fun read!
    All right, lets get to laughing on today's post!!

    I once almost took someone else's cart at the grocery store thinking it was mine, oops! I actually walked away with it and didn't recognize anything inside of it, oh boy! Fortunately,I fixed the error before the other person realized what was going on. Anyone else ever do that?

    By the way, this isn't an entry :) I just love this blog and the ladies that run it! If I think of any other funny moments, will be sure to include them....looking forward to see what others post today :)

    Once again, good job on the review Marian :) I'm also getting a review copy and after reading your comments I'm especially looking forward to it!
    Sending you hugs and laughter, Kara

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    1. Thank you Kara! You are always such a great encourager! I appreciate you, girl. :)

      That sounds familiair to me about taking someone else's cart. I once had a man running and shouting after me and I thought: I have to get away from him and I walked even faster with HIS cart away from him... lol

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    2. We love you, too, Kara!!! I have done that before, too!

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    3. Hi KARA,

      Thank you so much for sharing your story! I did almost exactly the same thing - but with someone's car - yep, moved my grocery cart to the trunk - pressed the unlock button on my key chain - but...nothing - I jiggled it, jiggled it again - and then I noticed a lady sitting in the car, talking on her phone - her eyes huge - as if she thought I was a demented person trying to break into her car - it was quite mortifying:) My husband went right out and bought me butterfly license plate holders so I wouldn't make that mistake again.

      Hope you enjoy A Change of Fortune.

      Merry Christmas!

      ~ JEN ~

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    4. LOL Marian, I can picture you running away from a stranger with HIS cart :) Now THAT's a good conversation to have at night when hubby asks, how was your day today?

      Thanks Carrie! Glad it's not just me it's happened too :)

      Hey Jen! Thanks for friending me on facebook,I'm enjoying getting to know you and I'm sooooo glad you're here on Overcoming With God!! One of the best blogs there is :) Wow, you were going into someone's car, or at least trying to??!! And the driver saw you doing this, you poor thing :) LOL, so glad hubby went out and changed the plate holder for you, he doesn't want you going through THAT again!! I have almost gone to the wrong car in the parking lot a few times (why does everyone in Miami drive a white honda?), but no one ever saw me doing it. I JUST got my review copy of Change of Fortune today in the mail, oh happy day!!!! Will be posting my review this month, so excited about your book Jen :)

      Merry Christmas to you also Jen and I pray your book sells like crazy!! Blessings ladies!

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  2. Hello.......something clumsy or embarrassing, huh? Well, nothing recent (that I can actually write about...*red face*) I do recall years (and years) ago, when I was in High School, that I had to take square dancing lessons in Physical Ed. Well, I had the misfortune of being paired up with a boy who was about a foot shorter than I was. The poor guy, every time he tried to spin me under his arms, I would get my head stuck in his arm pit! During one spin, he nearly took my head off!
    Merry Christmas and God bless! debsbunch5@jesusanswers.com

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    1. That made me LOL, DEBBIE!! So funny!! I hope he was wearing deoderant!! :)

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    2. LOL Debbie. I was also thinking about the deodorant. :D I guess you both felt pretty awkward...

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    3. That's hilarious, DEBBIE. Those PE classes always do set poor, innocent people up for outlandish situations.

      Merry Christmas!

      ~ JEN ~

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    4. You know, I don't recall about any arm pit odor. I am sure my own pits were questionable during those classes. I really hated PE in High School! I was never good at sports and today I even stink at playing Wii sports. :)
      Glad I was able to make you gals laugh. :)

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  3. Okay, I'm sure I could come up with some clutzy thing that I did, but a friend of mine is more clutzy than me and a recent mishap is so funny, we always giggle telling it.

    We're at this big decorating show (picture a smaller scale Oprah's favorite things--they talk about decor and then "Surprise, everyone is going home with this cute XYZ.") This kind of get-together, btw, is SO not my thing, but my friend loves it and wanted me to go, so she and I sit together in the back. There is the exit aisle directly behind our row of chairs and a line of extra chairs against the wall on the other side of the exit aisle. The house is packed and the only place we found to sit together was in the middle of that long back row. When there is a lull in the program, my friend decides she wants to go to the restroom but doesn't want to squeeze out past the 50 other ladies on that row as they're watching the show, so she says she's going to hop over the back of the chair into the exit aisle. With hardly any time for me to do anything, I grab her chair to keep her from knocking it over and I see her foot catch on her attempt to hop over. I turn around and she is sprawled out in the lap of some lady in that against-the-wall row looking up with her, blinking her eyes saying, "I'm so sorry, I didn't mean to end up in your lap." The lady is awkwardly patting her, and I am having the absolute hardest time not cracking up.

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    1. Melissa, that is hilarious! Your friend must have felt so ashamed!! I can see why you are still giggling over it. :)

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    2. That'll be something you'll remember forever, MELISSA:)

      Thanks for sharing, and have a very Merry Christmas!

      ~ JEN ~

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  4. Great review, Marian..as always :) You have me hooked!

    The clumsiest thing I have probably done regrettably had witnesses. I was leaning over the washing machine trying to get a sock that had fallen toward the back, between the washer and hot water heater (very close quarters) and I tipped sideways, falling between the two! I was head down, butt up and my feet were off the floor!!! I actually had to call for help and my daughter was the one who came to my rescue (big mistake). She started laughing, hooting with glee, when she saw the situation. She grabbed hold of my beltloop and pulled me up and out. I will NEVER live that down.

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    1. Oh poor Anne! I can imagine you hanging there with your butt up. LOL

      It sounds a lot like what my aunt did--she was stuck in the garbage can. We have pretty high ones that reach to your middle. My aunt had thrown away something, but found out she still needed it. So she bent over to get it back, but got stuck on her breasts. The people to her rescue were her husband and the neighbor--two men!! She was sooo embarrassed!

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    2. Don't feel too bad, ANNE, about showing your behind. When I was working retail, I was out on the floor, one of my favorite things to do, but on this particular day, something odd was happening. Every man I tried to help was acting a little...peculiar. None of them would meet my eyes, or even respond to my comments, and all of them practically threw their money at me and bolted from the store. Well, I didn't know what to make of it, but a regular customer suddenly showed up, and I started telling her about a tip on some new designer clothes, when she stepped closer, patted my hand and told me she had a tip for me. It seemed that, somehow, I'd tucked my skirt into the top of my pantyhose, and my behind was visible for the entire store to see. The only thing I could think of to say was, "Well, thank goodness I'm not wearing a thong." (which was strange to say, considering I didn't own a thong!)

      Have a very Merry, and hopefully uneventful, Christmas.

      ~ JEN ~

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    3. Oh JEN, I have also seen a woman with her skirt tucked in the top of her pantyhose. I didn't know how to tell her, but I couldn't let her walk on like that, so I told her. She was so ashamed!

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    4. oh my gosh, ANNE, how crazy that is!! so glad you didn't get hurt, but had i been your daughter I probably would've reacted the EXACT same way :) at least someone else was home so you didn't have to stay there like that!

      MARIAN, your poor aunt! but again, glad she wasn't hurt :) SOOOOO glad you told the woman about the pantyhose, that's the courteous thing to do and it's a common mistake.

      JEN, the customers were giving you money??!! they should have been more embarrassed than you were at that, come on! so glad one of the customers let you know what the mistake was, but it's an innocent one :) LOL to the uneventful Christmas comment, i have a feeling that you never have a dull moment Jen :)

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    5. Ok Jen, You can take the cake for the funny story!
      Anything to do with the behind is embarrassing and comical at once :)

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  5. Super review as always MARIAN!! Brought back a heap of good memories of wonderful moments from a very entertaining and delightful story!!! I think anyone who reads this book will thoroughly enjoy it!!

    Clumsy moments huh? Lol, the worse and most embarassing would have to be when I was working at a supermarket after I'd finished school. The BIG BOSS was in the store paying a visit this particular day... and I was wheeling this huge pallet jack out of the store towards the back with leftover stock... and had to go RIGHT past the Big Boss and the Supermarket Manager... but as I was turning it, it lifted up and spilt the contents of crates of milk right at their feet!! My face felt like I was on fire I was so embarassed!! And no, I didn't get fired, whew!! :)

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    1. Oh!! :D You could be my sister, Noela. That sounds like something I would do! LOL

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    2. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts about my book, NOELA. I'm delighted you enjoyed it!

      Glad to hear you weren't fired, but that's really funny.

      Have a Merry Christmas!

      ~ JEN ~

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    3. oh my gosh, Noela you were soooo close to getting by the bosses too!! thank God you weren't fired, but i'm sure it was mortifying all the same. were you allowed to use the pallet after that? i would've been hugging you and praying after seeing that :)

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  6. I'm always clumsy :[ The other day I got out of the shower and fell hard. I am always running into things! But I thank God for giving me these legs to be clumsy with! makeighleekyleigh at yahoo.com

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    1. Oh Megan that must have hurt! I'm pretty clumsy too and can easily relate to that.

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    2. Thank you so leaving a comment, MEGAN, and watch out for the shower. Glad to learn you weren't seriously injured.

      Have a very Merry Christmas!

      ~ JEN ~

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  7. Marian, I would have something from every day if I were to list my clumsy moments!!! The most recent occurrence was last night. I had the bills paid and in a stack on the table and I put my full glass of ice water down next to them. And promptly spilled it all over. Thankfully a bunch went to the floor instead and I saved the bills.

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    1. Sounds like something I would do. I hope you kept your check dry as well. :D

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    2. I must admit, CARRIE and MARIAN, I'm getting some great fodder for future books:) Fabulous question about being clumsy!

      ~ JEN ~

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    3. I'm also having lots of fun reading all these comments, Jen. I'd love to see some back in your future books. :)

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    4. Carrie, had I been there I would have promptly moved all the bills and paperwork out of the way and help you clean it all up :) My dad has done that many times on the coffee table while watching TV, spilled his lunch right over and I run to get the paper towels. It happens to all of us, my dear! I'm relieved that nothing was ruined :)

      LOL Jen, lots of good material today :)

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    5. CARRIE, I'm glad I'm not the only one that has daily occurrences of humorous activities :)

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  8. Hi Marian, Well probably would be getting my lunch in the cafeteria and was talking to a friend I slipped in something wet and down I went. I was wearing a dress and well dress was up and my little heart panties was there for all to see. Took a long time to live that one down.
    joeym11@frontier.com

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    1. Oh no!!
      I think I must be glad I was wearing pants the times I went down.

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    2. Good thing you weren't wearing a thong, DIANA:)

      Merry Christmas!

      ~ JEN ~

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    3. Well I wish I was wearing pants but against the school rules. Girls in dress's only or skirts. Which was always tuff for me I was a tomboy! LOL. You got that right Jen.

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  9. I have always been clumsy at times. Sometimes I spill a drink and once I tripped over my own feet and spilled a plateful of spaghetti and stained my new white blouse.
    Katie Johnson
    johnsonk133[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, KATIE. Doesn't it seem like accidents involving spaghetti always happen when you're wearing white?

      Merry Christmas!

      ~ JEN ~

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    2. Yes, things like that always happen when you're wearing white or something new.

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    3. KATIE JOHNSON is random.org's choice for WINNER of a JEN Turano book this week. CONGRATS to Katie!!!

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  10. Boy, the cover had me on this one, plus the good things I've heard about Jen, but your review, Marian realllly entices me, so I really look forward to diving into this one.

    Don't include me in the draw because I have this baby stacked in my TBR list.

    Hugs,
    Julie

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    1. Thank you so much, JULIE! I was struck speechless when I saw the cover for the first time - and then the panic took over, wondering if my words would do justice to the cover. I hope you enjoy the story, and I must tell you - I adore all of your books:)

      Merry Christmas!

      ~ JEN ~

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    2. Thanks for stopping by and reading my review Julie! Hope you're having fun reading Jen's book.

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  11. Happy Reading, KARA! And a friend just called me and told me she saw my book at Sam's Club - how cool is that?????

    Have a great week!

    ~ JEN ~

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    1. Thanks JEN!! What a great friend and a SWEET call that was :) Very cool indeed!
      You have a great week also, Jen, no dull moments allowed :) Blessings!!

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  12. I read and enjoyed the novella leading up to this book. Look forward to more from Jen!

    I'm not normally to clumsy I guess. But just last night I felt very clumsy. I bought a Groupon for a Women's fitness Bootcamp. Figured this would be a great time of the year to use it, but I feel so awkward and out of place. I'm sure no one else was paying attention to how I looked doing things, but I certainly felt clumsy!

    Patty
    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Oh, you are a blessed woman for not being clumsy, Patty! :)
      I can imagine how you must have felt yesterday. I went to fitness before and saw everybody using the machines so easily and I couldn't get them working...

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    2. Thank you for letting me know you enjoyed the novella, PATTY. I really appreciate the support. Good for you for going to bootcamp - I loathe bootcamp classes, and anytime I've taken them, well...I can't move for days.

      Have a very Merry Christmas!

      ~ JEN ~

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  13. What a fun review, my little Dutch sis! I can tell you really enjoyed this book, MARIAN, and since it is on my Kindle hopefully I will find the time to read it soon! I can only think of one clumsy thing I've done and it wasn't funny at all, so I'm still thinking. hmmm I may have to get back with you later on that one. ;}

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    1. Hmm... only one clumsy thing? Why do I have a hard time believing that? LOL

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    2. that's true Diana, not everything clumsy is funny (America's Funniest Home Videos is proof of that), but maybe someone you know has given you something to laugh over. my dad is the funniest guy i know, but he usually makes me laugh hardest when he's not trying :)
      i agree, Marian's review and today's post is a lot of fun! blessings Diana :)

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    3. Thank you, KARA, and blessings back! MARIAN, I fell off my bike a couple of yrs ago and almost broke my hip....so not funny! I had a bruise that looked like an eggplant on my hip. The only clumsy thing I can remember doing is reaching on the shelf up high to get Christmas gift bags and pulling everyone of them down on top of me. Read older post to hear the blessed end of that embarrassing moment. I'm funny, MARIAN, but generally not very clumsy. ;) Ouch, I just stepped on my own toe. JK! lol

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    4. Well, that sounds familiair to me, Kara. Diana is always laughing when I'm (trying to be) serious.

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    5. I agree, Diana! That was not funny. I'm glad you didn't break your hip.
      I'm doing clumsy things on a regular basis. When I'm having a clumsy moment I just act like nothing happened and I hope no-one noticed. Haha!

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    6. When I fell off my bike I jumped up real quick and looked around to see if anyone had seen me. I was so embarrassed! My hubs had and it scared him silly!

      Oh, and I pulled the gift bags off the top shelf at the discount store. Not at home. I didn't make that very clear....

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    7. MARIAN, I just can't help myself -- you're so funny when you aren't trying to be! haha

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    8. I have to admit, you both make me laugh ALL the time :) However, it's not because of what your words or actions it's your wonderful personalities and gumption. Diana's southern charm is adorable and Marian is so unconventional and feisty, you're both lovely to me!

      You're right, Diana, the bike incident isn't funny. Do you still ride bike? Hope so :) The bag incident is hilarious, but I would keep my laughter in until the embarrassment is over :) If nothing else, i would attempt at cheering you up, Diana, if I had been there with you.

      My parents and I have this inside joke now and it blesses us. In the movie Regarding Henry (you all need to watch it if you haven't...it's got Harrison Ford and Annette Benning, need i say more), his daughter spills her orange juice at the table and feels awful. He ends up spilling his juice to make her feel better and ever since if my parents spill something on their clothes in public, I offer to spill my food/drink in public so that we're matching and they don't feel so embarrassed.

      Marian, i thought you were always trying to be funny and it works! Sorry girl, group hug!!

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    9. I guess it's better to hear that people think I'm funny--even if I don't try to be, than that they think I'm annoyed with them. So I'll take that as a compliment, my friends.

      Last week I was venting to Diana and she just told me I was funny!!

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    10. btw Kara, I don't know that movie nor the actors. You know me and movies...

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    11. Kara, you are so sweet, thank you! Don't know about the Southern charm, though! lol No bikes for me right now, Kara! :( Minor health issues that won't allow me to ride one...at least not one that is going anywhere! Marian, sorry to laugh at you while you are venting. LOL! Oops, there I go again! :)

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  14. Oh my...Just 1? LOL! Let's see...I once did the splits on a beanbag chair. I was maybe 8-10 and my mom and I had been watching the Alligator Hunter on TV while we waited for my dad to get home from work. Well the commercial ended and I ran to my cloud beanbag chair, stepped on it just right, my front foot slid way out in front of me while me other foot stayed locked in place. I probably would have really hurt myself, but before I could even do anything else I yelled "Crickey" and my mom and I started laughing SO hard we were both crying! (Yeah I watched WAY TOO much gator hunter, and never watched much of it again after that!)

    At least that's the clumsy memory that came to mid first!

    LOL!

    Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a) Chavez

    amada_chavez{AT}yahoo{DOT}com

    Exodus 14:!4

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    1. That's a fabulous story, AMADA - and it cracks me right up to see the word "Crickey" - and for some reason, I picture you in the midst of a split, wearing one of those floppy hats on your head - olive green, of course. Maybe I've been watching too many of those gator shows too....

      Merry Christmas!

      ~ JEN ~

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    2. Haha! So funny, Amada! Thanks for sharing and good luck in the draw.

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    3. Thank you Jen! I never pictured that before, but now I can't STOP!!! HAHAHAHA!!! I hate to admit this to you and I probably shouldn't, but not 4 hours later I had yet another clumsy moment I was getting my mom fudge and nearly fell into the trash can! Thanks to Diane and the other stories here I feel safe enough admitting this to you! LOL!

      Thank you Marian!

      Have a Merry (somewhat clumsy) Christmas!!! I'm SO happy my Lord will be watching over all of us clumsy people! :0D

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  15. I've had so many clumsy moments it's hard to pick just one LOL. The one that probably would have one me the $10,000.00 prize on America's Funniest Video's was "The Laundry Basket Incident". Unfortunately(or fortunately depending my your point of view) this wasn't caught on video and had no witnesses except for my dirty socks LOL. See, this is what happened. I was laying in bed watching tv and couldn't find the remote. The tv was only a couple feet away from the bed sitting on my dresser but I was feeling particularly lazy that night. Instead of taking ONE little step out of the bed I decided to lean on top of the lid on my laundry basket that was between the bed and the dresser. Well, the lid gave way and there I went...head first...into the laundry hamper. My legs swung up and back and knocked into the mirror on my dresser but thank the Lord it didn't fall even though it wasn't attached to the dresser like it should have been. After the initial shock and pain wore off I realized I was lucky to fall where I had. the stench from my dh's dirty socks had kept me from passing out and cushioned the fall quite a bit. I took stock of my injuries as best I could from my temporary prison and wasn't badly injured---except for my pride of course. My next thought was, "How in the world do I get myself out of this thing?" my next thought was "I sure am glad no one saw what happened but this would have been great to send to "America's Funniest Videos.". The only way for me to get out was to use my feet to push the basket over onto the ground. OUCH! After I extricated myself from the dirty socks I started giggling uncontrollably which caused my husband and kids to run in and see what in the world I was laughing about. I ended up having to tell the whole tale and we all had a good laugh. My husband just shook his head and said, "ONLY you honey, only you." Tee Hee. He's right too.

    Enter me please :D

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    1. That story had a few snorts escaping me, LOUISE:) Glad you didn't suffer anything too dire.

      Have a very Merry Christmas!

      ~ JEN ~

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    2. HaHa! Glad to offer a little entertainment *takes a bow*. Nope wasn't really hurt, a couple of bruises and a very red face is all(from the embarrassment not the dirty socks :P ). Sorry for the typos. I should have proof read before I hit publish LOL. one = won. Merry Christmas to you as well :D

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    3. You had me giggling out loud, Louise! You're entered - good luck!

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    4. Awesome! :D Thanks Marian, God Bless

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  16. I imagine there was at least one time I embarrassed myself by being clumsy but I really can't think of anything specific right now. I did enjoy the review of Change of Fortune. I like the cover and romantic comedies like this so would love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Pam! Hope you enjoy the book when you get to read it.

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    2. The cover is fabulous, isn't it PAM? When my editor sent it to me, well...I truly had no words in that moment - which isn't like me at all:)

      Have a wonderful Christmas!

      ~ JEN ~

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  17. MARIAN and JEN I loved, loved, loved this book!!! Did I say I LOVED this book??!!! LOL MARIAN GREAT REVIEW BTW!! I would share my funny story but you will have to wait until my review is up later this week! :) I know now for sure we were meant to be mom and daughter, our questions for the reviews are very similar. :) I have enjoyed the funny stories so far, some have really made me ROFLOL!!

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    1. I'm sure this is going to be a fun week with JEN on the blog! I haven't shared my clumsy story either, but then... I don't need to be entered in the contest. :P
      Looking forward to reading your review tomorrow, mom. :) I'm going to sleep now. It's far past bedtime in the Netherlands.

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    2. This is a fabulous blog - I absolutely adore all of you ladies, and the comments are hilarious. It's been exactly what I needed this week and I'm delighted I was asked to be a guest:)

      Looking forward to your review, TERESA, and hopefully MARIAN is not still on here, but sleeping!

      All the best,

      ~ JEN ~

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    3. Us big sis's often have to tell MARIAN to go to bed, JEN! She just good-naturedly puts up with us -- she knows we do it out of love. Thank you so much for being with us this week, JEN. We're having a blast here!

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    4. I have a lot of sisters and mothers in the US. ;)

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  18. Well all those clumsy moments I have had are not that funny. Lol, they might be but I choose to try and forget them. ;)
    samanthaakuiper(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I have a ton of moments that weren't all that funny as well, SAMANTHA - like the time I was a lifeguard and the umbrella closed over me as I sat in the guard chair - I'm sure it was hilarious to everyone who could only see my legs dangling out from the silly thing - but the spokes got stuck in my hair - and...well, no need to go into all the pesky details of how we got my hair free:)

      Have a Merry Christmas!

      All the best,

      ~ JEN ~

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    2. Most clumsy moments are ambarrassing and best to forget soon.
      I'm sure it would have been a great sight seeing your legs dangling out from the umbrella, Jen!

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  19. I have been clumsy so-o many times I can't count them. Good thing GOD protects me. Worse I think was getting up on my little kitchen stool (3 steps. When I turned around from putting a light bulb in, I just stepped down, like I was just on one step. Oh my! Sure scared me, and with catching the table as I was falling and GOD's hurt myself except for making me sore muscles. I was so mad at myself for doing such a crazy thing. Pretty Clumsy,huh? Maxie

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    1. Oh MAXIE I'm so glad you didn't get hurt,that could have been really bad. Sounds like your guardian angel was working overtime. :)

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    2. That's a horrible feeling when you mis-judge steps, MAXIE. I've done it more times than I can count, and I'm always thankful I don't break a leg.

      Wishing you a very Merry, and I must add, safe Christmas!

      All the best,

      ~ JEN ~

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  20. When I was carrying a BIG pan of Spaghetti & Meatballs, my hands slipped & the pan fell straight down on the floor with sauce splattering EVERYTHING...me, fridge, stove, walls, ceiling - as my company was watching. I'm supposed to be a great cook (so I'm told) & I'm wearing the main course!

    Would love to win this book!

    missionwife@hotmail.com

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    1. And spaghetti sauce is not easy to clean up!
      Good luck in the drawing, Melody.

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  21. JEN, I just finished A Change of Fortune and loved it!!! Please tell me you are writing Agatha and Zayne's story, as well as one for Theodore! I'm totally hooked on your characters :)

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    1. Hey Anne,

      First, thank you for loving my story:) And...yes...Agatha and Zayne do get their book - but - it's not until book four - The oh so charming Mr. Theodore Wilder though - he shows up in June, 2013 - and then....Mr. Grayson Sumner - his story comes out in November, 2013 - with Agatha's story following in 2014 -

      Thanks again!

      All the best,

      ~ JEN ~

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    2. The future is looking bright :)

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  22. I can definitely relate to the clumsiness! When I'm tired, I walk into doorways and I've fallen flat on my face in gym class! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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