Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Elizabeth Camden: From This Moment

By Kelly Bridgewater

Romulus White has tried for years to hire illustrator Stella West for his renowned scientific magazine. She is the missing piece he needs to propel his magazine to the forefront of the industry.

But Stella abruptly quit the art world and moved to Boston with a single purpose: to solve the mysterious death of her beloved sister. Romulus, a man with connections to high society and every important power circle in the city, could be her most valuable ally.

Sparks fly the instant Stella and Romulus join forces, and Romulus soon realizes the strong-willed and charismatic Stella could disrupt his hard-won independence. Can they continue to help each other when their efforts draw the wrong kind of attention from the powers-that-be and put all they've worked for at risk?

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My Review:

I truly enjoy reading Elizabeth Camden's historical novel. She always invites me into the story, and I learn something new about history that I didn't before. Too bad she doesn't write history textbooks for students. Maybe more students would enjoy history told as a story versus just memorizing facts all the time. Anyway, with From This Moment, I enjoyed learning more about the creation of subways. When I think of subways, I think of New York City. I never knew Boston had a subway system, so this made the story completely original.  With Camden's attention to the historical detail, I really felt like I strolling through the city of Boston and watching the creation of the subway. My favorite part of the plot was the intriguing mystery that Stella wanted to solve to save her sister's good name. I enjoyed all the length Stella went through to save her sister. Shows true love for a sister. The romance was cute, and I loved watching Stella and Romulus argue when they flirted with each other. It was different than most romance stories.

With a dash of a history lesson on the invention of the subway lines, Camden captured my attention with a brave and selfless heroine who butted heads against a strong, resilient hero alongside a mystery for justice.

Fans of Camden's other works will enjoy this latest installment of her stories. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next.

I received a complimentary copy of From This Moment from Bethany House Publishers and the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating:  4 out of 5 Stars

I believe Elizabeth Camden picks something in a historical setting, such as, building the first subways than creating a romance around the story. Do you think this is what she does? If you're a writer of  historical stories, do you do that? What sparks your idea for a story?

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