Friday, June 24, 2016

From This Moment by Elizabeth Camden

I have liked Elizabeth Camden's books in the past, but this one is possibly my favorite. It's 1897 Boston, and Stella West is in town. She'd rather be in London, but something happened. 

Editor Romulus White wants Stella to work for him and his cousin, Evelyn. They run a magazine called the Scientific World. 

Stella has a job, and her reason for being where she is isn't a job per say. She is out to find her sister's killer. Finding Gwendolyn's killer is paramount to her. Things are hard, and glum, but then Romulus seems to hold some keys. 

Does he believe like the others that her sister's death was an accident, or will he work to help her get resolution and closure? 

This book is in-depth, and rich, and had so much to it! From the editorial aspects to Stella's work and hobbies, it is very alive in the telling, and deep in characters. 

My copy came from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review and nothing more.

Stella West's artistic talent made her the toast of London, but when her beloved sister dies under mysterious circumstances she abandons everything and heads for Boston. With single-minded determination she fights to pierce the ring of secrecy surrounding her sister's death. Upon meeting Romulus White, a publisher with connections into every important power circle in the city, she quickly realizes he could be a valuable ally in navigating Boston society.

Romulus has been pursuing Stella for years to create art for his magazine. Her luminous illustrations are the missing piece he needs to propel his magazine to the forefront of the industry, and he will stop at nothing to get her on board. 

Sparks fly the instant they join forces, but Romulus is unsettled by the unwelcome attraction he feels toward Stella, fearing she might be the one woman who could disrupt his hard-won independence. He may have finally met his match in Stella, but is helping her solve the mystery of her sister's death worth the risk to his publishing empire?

Elizabeth Camden is the author of eight historical novels and has been honored with a RITA Award, Christy Award, and Daphne du Maurier Award. With a master's in history and a master's in library science, she is a research librarian by day and scribbles away on her next novel by night. She lives with her husband in Florida. Learn more at

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