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Change of Fortune

(Miss Fortune Mystery #11)

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Sinful, Louisiana, is always a hotbed of activity, and despite the steamy heat, August is no exception.

Godzilla is terrorizing the town, looking for a home-cooked meal, and Gertie is worried someone will take the gator out before she can get him under control. Francine has a situation of her own at the café, where food is missing from inventory. And Celia is always up to
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Paperback, 270 pages
Published February 13th 2018 by Jana Deleon
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Anita
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love it! Love it! LOVE IT! Do you get that I really liked this one? This is such a fun, cozy mystery series and it never fails to deliver humor, quirky characters and a mystery. This book has all that and more, so much more.

As summer draws to an end, so does Fortune's time in Sinful. LA. Having to relocate is not something Fortune wants to do. Unfortunately, Fortune is no closer to being safe than she was when she came here. Ahmed, the arms dealer threatening Fortune's life, is still on the
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JoAn
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Change of Fortune by Jana Deleon was fun from page one to the end. I laughed and I cried as I watched Fortune, Ida Belle and Gertie once again try to solve a small town mystery and attempt to save Gertie's pet alligator. Fortune's neighbor Roland had me rolling with laughter. I love this series and am eagerly waiting for the my library to get me the next book.
Pamela(AllHoney)
The eleventh book of the Miss Fortune Mystery series by Jana Deleon. Someone is taking food from the local café so the gang is on the job to find out who. Then there is Godzilla who is terrorizing the neighborhood and Fortune and the gang must catch him before someone kills him. And then, of course, it's time to force Ahmad's hand so Fortune puts herself up as bait to get him.

Another excellent addition to a fun series. Fortune and Carter are becoming more involved. Loved it!
Anastasia
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Change of Fortune by Jana Deleon is the 11th book in the Miss Fortune Mystery series. Fed up with hiding out, Fortune sets up a trap for Ahmad, while also dealing with Celia and Godzilla, and the case of the missing food from the cafe. This has to be one of my favourite books in the series as Fortune contemplates making changes to her life and her relationship with Carter develops. Plenty of laughs as usual and a lot of fun.
Donna
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
When I want laugh-out-loud humor, I pick up a Miss Fortune book.

In Sinful, Louisiana, CIA assassin Fortune Redding continues to hide out under another identity from bad guy Ahmad. Her best friends Gertie and Ida Mae both used to be spies in the Vietnam War and Fortune's sweetheart is the local deputy. All of the other regulars are back -- arch enemy Celia, who is determined to run the ladies out of town, weird next door neighbor Ronald, and local mobsters Big and Little. Fortune has decided she
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FangirlNation
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In Change of Fortune by Jana Deleon, Fortune Redding has grown tired of waiting for the CIA to catch Ahmad, the arms dealer who has put a million dollar price on Fortune’s head after she killed his brother for trying to sell a girl into sex slavery. So she has decided to put herself up as bait to draw him out of hiding. Neither Fortune’s CIA boss nor Deputy Carter LeBlanc, Fortune’s boyfriend, is happy with the plan, but they realize this may be their only chance to catch the dangerous gun runne ...more
Barbara Hackel
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In this 11th book about Fortune and her summer in Sinful, Louisiana, instead of enjoying the antics of the locals, Fortune has decided it is time to be out from under the threat of Ahmad. That is not to say she is too busy to try and catch Godzilla, or help Francine find out who is stealing food from the restaurant's panty. It's just that it is time to lure Ahmad to Fortune and end it once and for all. It will be her final mission, and the most important one of her life. When she enlists help fr ...more
Gail Koger
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

Great story. Laughed a lot. Love the characters. Godzilla is riot. The final battle scene was awesome. Highly recommend this book
Jamie
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As usual, Jana Deleon doesn’t disappoint. With her laugh-out-loud prose, Jana weaves another chapter of Fortune Redding’s life. Everyone I know who reads this series wants to be friends with these people...except Celia, of course. I eagerly await the next book. These are great on audio, too. The narrator gives distinctive voice to each character, and delivers the dialogue with the personality and, yes, sarcasm, that you expect from these colorful characters. A must read...the whole series, not j ...more
Eden
2020 bk 99: Fortune is tired of living in hiding. With Ahmad doing work in New Orleans, he is too close to her, suggesting a move to a new city with a new identity or.. Fortune gives Harrison an ultimatum - set her up as bait to take down Ahmad. When Gertie, Ida Belle, and Carter insist on a role, Fortune has to figure a plan to keep her loved ones safe and still be able to take care of Ahmad. One of the more tense of the Miss Fortune titles, but still with fun.
Susan
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this series! Always lots of laughs and a mystery that keeps me quickly turning the pages!
Jillian
6 Stars! Change of Fortune is book 11 in A Miss Fortune Mystery series. The series is set in Sinful, Louisiana, USA and follows Fortune, who is a CIA assassin in hiding, and old ladies Gertie and Ida Belle, who are lifelong Sinful residents and ex-spy war veterans, as they help solve a string of various crimes and murders.

This series is the first series of Cozy Mystery books that I have read. This is a new-to-me genre and I am really loving it. Once I listened to the first book, I couldn't stop
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Kelly
Nov 18, 2018 rated it liked it
I've given all the books in the Miss Fortune series a 4 or 5. This one should have been among the best because the back story takes a big jump.

I found it deflating. Most of the "humor" revolves around making fun of Celia, the towns woman cast as the villain. The meanness of Fortune and her sidekicks, Ida Bell and Gertie towards Celia came across as school yard bullying by the in-crowd. It was always hard to imagine Celia as horrible as she is portrayed in prior installments. After all, if she w
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Dallass
Eureka! The time has come for the initial plot device to wrap up, and although it didn’t take too long, it was totally worth it. Fortune has decided she’s had enough of this hiding out crap, and she’s ready to bring the fight to Ahmad. Although it’s a toss up as to who is more frustrating, the Middle East gun dealer, or Celia and her bat shit crazy machinations to sully Fortune’s reputation.

I love the bond Fortune has with Ida Belle and Gertie. A couple of peas in a pod those three, and her feel
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Amy
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cozy-mystery
This one fell flat for me. I am not sure why, but I think it tries too hard. Though the series continues, the main arc of Fortune's journey up until this point ends here. She starts off in book 1 fleeing an angry terrorist. Now she tackles him head on.
Exciting, right?
But instead of tackling terrorists, she spends most of the book trying to locate a rouge alligator, figuring out the "mystery of the missing morsels" (her words, not mine), and having an emotional breakdown because she loves Sinfu
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Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
It is always great to catch up with Fortune and her friends in Sinful and this one was another giggle from start to finish!

Fortune is getting a little worried, her time in Sinful, masquerading as her boss's niece, has been .... interesting .... to say the least and quite frankly she doesn't want to leave, for the first time she has friends in the shape of Ida-Belle, Gertie, Walter and Ally and more than a friend in Carter.  So the only way to stay is to get rid of Ahmed once and for all and then
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Sandi Blaylock
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Always 5 stars

Jana DeLeon is great. I love her Fortune series. Every one 5 stars to me. Ida Belle and Gertie just crack me up. I always laugh when reading this series. Can't wait for the next one. ❤️❤️
Ashley
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-s-t, rereads, audio, cozy, 2018, 2019
This book felt very different from the others. There was still some of the crazy you come to expect from residents of Sinful. But there was definitely less of it. I think this was an important part of the story and needed to be said, but it is a very different type of book.

Hopefully this will be a turning point in the series and not the end of it.
Aditi
Oct 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still had me laughing

While I know a lot of their antics are not probable, maybe that is why it is still so funny?

This book had a good solution to the conflict and I expect the series to take a big turn now.

I can't wait to read what else is on store for these characters
Sharon
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Laughs

This book is full of rolling on the floor laughing moments as well as suspense.

I love the characters and the setting. I'm looking forward to the next adventure.
Una
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fun, fun book which brings a partial close to the story but opens up the options for a whole lot more fun. Can't wait.
Teri-K
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
The problem with this book is that it all felt like a repetition of earlier ones. By #11 the author needs to have expanded into new territory. This one hasn't and it felt like I'd read all of this many, many times before. Disappointing.
JadeShea
In this book, Fortune has had enough of being in hiding she's ready to get rid of Ahmad once and for all, even if that means putting her life on the line. Her friends aren't sure this is a good idea, but they go along with it, and they are also worried she may not decide to stay with them. But Fortune is ready for a new life, and to get that she must end her old one.

This book was really good. It was funny, had great suspense and action, and a dash of romance. However, I wish Carter and Fortune'
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Nate Brightman
Jun 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Change of Fortune is aptly titled because this the 11th book in the Miss Fortune Mystery series is the book where Fortune Redding’s life makes a dramatic change. This is the story where Fortune takes her life in her own hands to do what is necessary to make the changes she desires. Sure there’s the funny story of Gertie and the rest of Swamp Team 3 trying to capture the casserole addicted Godzilla and get him to a wildlife preserve before Celia can do him in. The ongoing feud between the certifi ...more
Merry Chapman
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One of the funniest and best book in this series yet? How is that possible...the whole series in fantastic!

This is a phenomenal series each adventure of Fortune, Gertie and Ida Belle better than the last! Fortune is tired of hiding out from a vindictive arms dealer whose brother she killed and has made it his mission to kill her. She wants her life back so she doesn't have to keep looking over her shoulder. While a CIA assassin, she had stored her empathy and feelings away so they wouldn't get i
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Evan
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It's been a long, long ride. 11 books...

And finally the Ahmad situation is handled!!

A lot of things are actually addressed or revealed in this novel, and I appreciated the more serious tone the author managed to portray, while keeping the humor that readers have always loved.

I did think the mini-mystery in this novel was a bit lacking though. With the over-looming threat of Ahmad, I couldn't quite sink my teeth into the mystery, and I felt the resolution was a bit weak. Already the novels in thi
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Henriette
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
In short, if you liked the previous books then you will like this one. The girls are up to their usual antics, Ida Belle could probably drive a shopping cart at warp speed, Gertie's love for animals and firearms creates the usual havoc and Fortune is caught somewhere in the middle. The series may not have the most sophisticated humor out there, but the scene with Celia and Godzilla still made me laugh. I especially enjoy the new dynamic between Carter and the trio. In prior books, Carter knew th ...more
Marsha
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Of all of the Miss Fortune books, "Change of Fortune" is the one we been waiting for. We finally get to see a face off between Fortune and the drug dealer, Ahmad. She is sick and tired of the CIA losing sight of him and she has finally decided to take matters in her own hands but first Godzilla has been seen all around town terrorizing the residents especially Celia. He is looking for one of Gertie's home cooked meals and he will go to any lengths to find it even if it means running Celia up a t ...more
Marsha
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Of all of the Miss Fortune books, "Change of Fortune" is the one we been waiting for. We finally get to see a face off between Fortune and the drug dealer, Ahmad. She is sick and tired of the CIA losing sight of him and she has finally decided to take matters in her own hands but first Godzilla has been seen all around town terrorizing the residents especially Celia. He is looking for one of Gertie's home cooked meals and he will go to any lengths to find it even if it means running Celia up a t ...more
Jackie
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-reads, humor
*3.5 but rounding up*

This is probably one of my favorite series because it manages to balance out humor with a good mystery plot and the characters are so layered and interesting I’d read 100 more books featuring them and the town of Sinful, Louisiana.

“Change of Fortune”, picks up with Celia causing trouble for the main trio and Carter as she threatens a to kill Godzilla for no other reason than to hurt Gertie, the case of the missing food from Francine’s cafe and finally the showdown we’ve all
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jana DeLeon was raised in southwest Louisiana among the bayous and gators. Her hometown is Carlyss, but you probably won't find it on a map. Her family owned a camp located on a bayou just off the Gulf of Mexico that you could only get there by boat. The most important feature was the rope hammock hanging in the shade on a huge deck that stretched ou ...more

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