Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Lady of Bolton Hill



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 titan 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?

My Review:

Totally unexpected! Part Austenesque and part Dickensish, Camden has created a niche for herself in the historical romance genre. Mesmerizing read. The story starts off the way I anticipated it would and then takes a surprising turn that revved up the angst and changed the feel of the whole book. Absolutely brilliant!

I've always been fascinated by stories set during the industrial revolution. The lack of social justice -- especially where children are concerned -- is a high interest so I immediately identified with Clara. She is a heroine after my own heart, though she makes a huge blunder that had me screaming "noooooooo!" at the top of my lungs! (I know I've found a special book when I start talking to the characters! LOL) I did more than talk though, I berated Clara a time or two. Camden had my stomach in way too many knots for this to be a comfortable read but it was certainly a riveting one!

Daniel is the perfect tragic hero. Rough around the edges, fiercely stubborn and that arrogance! Oy! How can I find it both compelling and infuriating all at the same time? At least it I'm not alone in that. Clara was of like mind and had her hands...and her heart...full when trying to deal with her childhood friend on a completely different level. And oh the romance!!!!! Sublime is too tame a word.

 Camden has woven a strong spiritual message throughout her story. Revenge vs forgiveness and the battle is fierce. You'll want to sit down and devour the last hundred pages or so uninterrupted. This is Elizabeth Camden's debut novel and I'm praying it won't be her last!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

Giveaway Opportunity: If you would like a chance at winning a copy of The Lady of Bolton Hill by Elizabeth Camden leave a comment below. Or, if blogger is giving you fits, email me at: kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca Draw will be held on Sunday, June 5. Good luck!


  1. This sounds really good, Kav! :) Thanks for another wonderful review and another chance to win a great book!



  2. This one sounds really good:) Almost like a Tamera Alexander. Thanks for entering me!


  3. I love Austen and Dickens, so The Lady at Bolton Hill sounds fascinating to me. I'd love to be entered!
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  4. You're all in, ladies. Good luck!