The Lady of Bolton Hill, by Elizabeth Camden {Book Review}

I thoroughly enjoyed this book!

Great storytelling by Elizabeth Camden of the 1870′s {not that I know it is accurate, but it was fun}.  From the first pages you are hooked on the romance between the main characters, Clara Endicott and Daniel Tremain.  Even as tragedy strikes Daniel’s family.

The story is steeped in the progressiveness that characterized the turn-of-the-century.  Steel Mills and the Railroads are a main part.  Clara and Daniel have to deal with being from two different worlds and their feeling for each other.

My favorite character was definitely Clara.  Her love of music and of writing really struck a chord with me.  It was interesting to see her take a stand for what she believed in, and again for her faith later in the story.  The author, Elizabeth Camden shows how our actions can be viewed by others, and how far reaching they can be.

It amazed me how many different elements were tackled in this book; suicide and it’s affect on family, being unequally yoked with an unbeliever, the opium trade, the thirst for revenge, social and economic revolution.  However, even with the diverse nature of these topics I did not feel torn back and forth between them.  They all fit perfectly to weave one heck of a story.

This was the first book by Elizabeth that I have had the pleasure to read, but I can’t wait to read another.

Kimberlee, Thank you for visiting!

Book Description; Female journalists are rare in 1879, but American-born Clara Endicott has finally made a name for herself with her provocative articles championing London’s poor. When the backlash from her work forces a return home to Baltimore, Clara finds herself face-to-face with a childhood sweetheart who is no longer the impoverished factory worker she once knew. In her absence, Daniel Tremain has become a powerful industry giant and Clara finds him as enigmatic as ever. However, Daniel’s success is fueled by resentment from past wounds and Clara’s deeply-held beliefs about God’s grace force Daniel to confront his own motives. When Clara’s very life is endangered by one of Daniel’s adversaries, they must face a reckoning neither of them ever could have foreseen.

DISCLOSURE: I recived a copy of this book from Bethany House Pulishers to review.  The opinions contained in this review are 100% my own opinionated opinions.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post. I love comments, and will return the favor! ~ Kimberlee

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