- Title: A Change of Fortune
- Author: Traci Hunter Abramson
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc. (June 1, 2020)
- Genre: Contemporary Romance
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1524412392
Law student Brooke Sherman leads an enviable life, with an impressive education, a prestigious internship, and an ambitious boyfriend who any girl on campus would love to date. But one phone call shatters everything: her father, the optimistic man who insists on buying lottery tickets and dreaming big, has terminal cancer. Desperate to get home and predictably unable to rely on her boyfriend, Brooke finds an unlikely hero in the form of her classmate.
Jason Ramsey has had a crush on his study partner Brooke for months, but he'd never encroach on someone else's girlfriend even if the guy doesn't treat her the way she deserves. But when he learns of Brooke's father's diagnosis, Jason steps up to help however he can. In the weeks and months following, Jason is Brooke's rock, and after Brooke's breakup, Jason becomes much more than just a friend. But even as they plan for a future together, things get complicated: Brooke's father had a dying wish, that his daughter buy one last lottery ticket. She never dreamed that fulfilling that wish would jeopardize a future with the man she loves.
A Change of Fortune is a sweet, clean romance. The main characters are in law school and this aspect alone made them very fascinating to me. This novel differs from some of Traci's other books in that there is no mystery or suspense you may be used to reading. What Traci wrote is an endearing love story full of the ups and downs found when two people fall in love. The characters are sympathetic and engaging and so easy to become engrossed in their journies. Brooke and Jason are easy to relate to. Jason is a hero as he steps up in many ways, especially to help Brooke in her hour of need. Without giving anything away, just know there are themes of trust, loyalty, communicating, and making life choices that affect the characters greatly in the novel.
This was such an easy and fast read, that I decided I didn't need to sleep and stayed up until 5:00 a.m. to read the book. Being a teacher during the summer allows for this kind of bookworm fun. I would say this book will be considered a "Summer Read" when you need a chance to get away for a few hours. I know A Change of Fortune was a winner for me.
Traci Hunter Abramson was born in Arizona, where she lived until moving to Venezuela for a study-abroad program. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for several years, eventually resigning in order to raise her family. She credits the CIA with giving her a wealth of ideas as well as the skills needed to survive her children's teenage years. She has gone on to write more than twenty bestselling novels that have consistently been nominated as Whitney Award finalists and seven-time Whitney Award winner. Traci Hunter Abramson’s suspense novel “Sanctuary” is the 2019 Whitney Award winner of best novel of the year from the adult fiction categories. Abramson’s “Mistaken Reality” won in the mystery/suspense category. When she’s not writing, Traci enjoys spending time with her husband and five children, preferably on a nice quiet beach somewhere. She also enjoys sports, travel, writing, and coaching high school swimming.
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