As my title implies, this will be my take...on whatever. More specifically, books and music (two of my favorite pastimes), with an occasional Bible study thrown in to keep things interesting. I still hope to drop a few valuable gems along the way for my readers to find and treasure.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
What I Read Wendesday: The Lady of Bolton Hill by Elizabeth Camden
From the Cover:
When Clara Endicott and Daniel Tremain’s worlds collide
after twelve years apart, the spark that was once between them immediately
reignites into a romance neither of them thought possible.
But time has changed them both.
Daniel is an industrial titian with powerful enemies. Clara
is an idealistic journalist determined to defend underprivileged workers.
Can they withstand the cost of their convictions while their
hearts – and lives – hang in the balance?
I just love it when I get in on the ground floor of
something wonderful. Well I certainly have this time!
The Lady of Bolton
Hill is the debut novel of bright new author Elizabeth Camden. I read it
twice. The first time, I liked it. When I didn’t review it right away, I felt I
should re-read it so it would be fresh in my mind for the review.Something changed with the second reading. I
When Daniel and Clara meet again after 12 years with absolutely
no contact, they pick up where they left off.Or so they think…
They find themselves at cross purposes. In the excitement of
renewing their youthful friendship, each underestimates the other’s
resolve. Clara believes she knows “all the sides of Daniel Tremain” (p. 164),
but she has no idea of the depth of his hatred against his enemy. Daniel
believes Clara to be delicate and “afraid of everything from horses to speaking
in public” (p. 243), and he completely discounts her faith in God.
It is that deep-seated and unshakeable faith that gives
Clara the strength – in spite of her fears – to do something that will
shock your socks off. If I told you what Clara does, Elizabeth Camden would
have my head. So I won’t. But I’ll tell you that when I read it, I gasped aloud
(even on the second read through, when I knew it was coming).
This book is good all the way through, but the last one-third
is simply riveting (I tend to think that word is over used, but truly no other
will do). After about page 200, I simply
could not put it down.
One last point to cover:
Bane – The young
man named Alexander Banebridge is an amazing character. I want to know more
about what he does between Chapter 23 and the Epilogue…a lot more. Like, he needs
his own book.
If you haven’t read this book, you should. And if you’ll
come back to this blog on October 13, you’ll have a chance to win my copy. I
can’t believe I’m giving it away, but I am.
Isn't it pretty?
Also be on the lookout in a few months for Elizabeth Camden’s
second release The Rose of Winslow Street. Available for pre-order now at Barnes & Noble.