Monday, June 27, 2016

Review: From This Moment by Elizabeth Camden

Elizabeth Camden has done it again.  This time she has written a murder mystery in her newest historical, From This Moment.  We are also treated to not one, but two romance stories that will set your heart to racing.  Stella West and Romulus White (what a lark to be named after Rome’s founder) have had a correspondence through letters for about three years.  Romulus, part owner of a science magazine has wanted Stella’s artistic talent for some time and has been trying to get her on the staff.  Stella, who didn’t have plans to leave London, now finds her way to Boston to do a personal investigation as to why her beloved sister who was an excellent swimmer has died by drowning. 

Stella knows that her sister has been secretly working with a mysterious “A.G” uncovering the city’s corruption in the government.  However, Romulus is determined to seek her out when he has news she is now in his city.  Together they wheel and deal to get their own needs met: Romulus to help Stella by introducing her to the cities officials and Stella to draw for the magazine.  Unfortunately there are those who will stop at nothing to see that Stella does not uncover the truth to her sister’s mysterious death and they are not very appreciative that Romulus is helping.  This causes not only Stella’s world to spin out of control, but also Romulus’s.  With that add a heaping of attraction between these two very different individuals and watch the sparks fly.

One of the things I really like about Elizabeth Camden’s books is that her characters are beyond the cookie cutter stereotypes.  They are very different, and when she puts them together with all of their eccentricities it makes for very different story telling.  My thanks go to Bethany House Publishers for providing me with a copy for an honest review.  The opinions are my own.

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