Tuesday, July 5, 2016

From This Moment

GIVEAWAY

CAMDEN, ELIZABETH
FROM THIS MOMENT

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?

My Review:

Egads! How could I have fallen in love with a dandy?! But it is true and no one is more surprised than me. I fell hard for Romulus notwithstanding his flare for fashion, inflated ego and whimsical ways. He enthralled me right from the very first page. Unlike any other romance hero I've come across! And wouldn't he be pleased  to bear that distinction? Because he's a tad prideful as well. Okay, maybe not prideful in the negative sense -- more like he recognizes his strengths and plays up to them. He's found his niche in the magazine industry -- the perfect backdrop for his eclectic interests and short attention span to shine.

And then Stella waltzes into his life and nothing is the same again. Her ego matches his and she's not afraid to speak her mind -- forcefully at times, which just serves to get her into trouble. Not with Romulus, he finds her tendency to call a spade a spade amusing for the most part. But Stella is collecting enemies among the city's elite as she inelegantly alienates everyone in her path in her attempt to solve the mystery of her sister's death.

Romulus finds himself in the dubious role of knight in shining armor for a decidedly prickly -- but lovely -- young lady. Every scene with these two in it is delectable. The artful playfulness, the clash of wills, opinionated 'discussions' -- the atmosphere is definitely charged. All. The. Time. Toe-curling and infuriating. I've never come across a more exasperating pair! Such a joy to read!

And the plot is magnificent. Corruption and subterfuge and plenty of twists plus the bonus of a secondary love story. And an inspiring faith thread ties it all together. Honestly -- you'll want to clear your calendar before you dare open this book because once you do there's no going back. You'll be immersed in turn-of-the-century Boston and you won't want to snap back to reality until you've finished ever single delicious word.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. in exchange for my honest review.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  From This Moment please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 9 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!



55 comments:

  1. I cannot wait to read this book. Your review really made me excited! Thanks for the giveaway!

    kathrynlvossATgmailDOTcom

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    1. I love getting excited about a book! Jumping up and down now that you're excited too. Good luck, Kate.

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  2. I've read one other book (Against the Tide) by Elizabeth Camden. From your review it sounds like she created another story with an intricate plot - love that!

    Did you like Stella? You mentioned that she was prickly, does she soften as the story moves along?

    @AmandaGeaney
    geaneymail at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh -- goodness, yes Loved Stella. Sorry I waxed poetic over Romulus too long. LOL So -- Stella is a wonderful creative spirit -- she's an artist and a notable one so she's used to calling the shots when it comes to her artistic work so she's not shy about addressing any subject. And right now, she's determined to prove that her sister's death wasn't 'accidental'. In her fervor to expose the truth she tends to leap before she looks and has burned a few bridges before Romulus steps in. So, yes, she's prickly when it comes to people not listening about her theories but she has a wide open compassionate heart and is totally likeable. Good luck, Amanda.

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  3. A great writer! Have read some of her books and have more on Kindle to read. The novella for this book is free on Kindle in case anyone is interested.
    Thanks, Kav, for your giveaway and review!!
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh, thanks for that info, Jackie. I love Elizabeth Camden's writing style as well. Good luck!

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  4. Count me in, Kav. Sounds intriguing!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. You're counted, Cheryl. Good luck!

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  5. I have not read any of Elizabeth's books yet. Another author for me to look for!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Oooohhhhh...you must check her out!!! Good luck, rubynreba.

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  6. What a lovely review, Kav! It really makes me want to read this story! Thank you for the chance.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. Then my job is done! Thanks, Britney. Good luck!

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  7. I adore this author! LattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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  8. Oh I am so excited about this book. I just love Elizabeth's characters and stories! Your review also has me intrigued about Romulus (wow - what a name for a hero). Thanks for the giveaway!
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. Well, a hero like Romulus couldn't have a run of the mill name. No siree, that wouldn't do at all. :-) Good luck, Loraine.

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  9. Sounds like a great book!

    rosebudsinjune at gmail dot com

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  10. Kav, you given us another tantalizing review! How could I ever disregard this book now? It is definitely going on my Wish List! Thanks again, and thanks for offering a copy.

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    1. Oh, yes, put it at the top of your wish list. Good luck, Kay.

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  11. Can't wait to read these fascinating characters!!!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. You'll love them! Good luck, Heidi!

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  12. I've been wanting to read this book. Thanks for your wonderful review!
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Pam. Good luck.

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  13. I read the prequel novella for this book so am wanting to continue with From This Moment to find out what happens, I think 10 or 12 years later. I always enjoy Elizabeth Camden's books so this is most certainly one I want to read. Thanks for your review and the chance to win the book.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. I haven't read the novella -- not much of an ebook reader -- but I can attest to the fact that this book is fabulous! Good luck, Pam.

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  14. LOL! I LOVE your reviews! :D I was intrigued by this one when I first read it's description, but I wasn't quite sure. Now I MUST read it!!!! :)

    Hugs, Amada
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Oh yes...dive in, you won't be sorry. Good luck, Amada.

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  15. Thank you for a great review, Kav. This sounds like a wonderful story.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck.

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  16. Another tantalizing book review!!! I just can't read fast enough to keep up with all these awesome, captivating books. Literally from this moment, I can't wait to read..."From this Moment'!!! I just couldn't resist the play on words...lol :)

    nj(dot)bossman(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. LOL -- so many great books all we can do is give it our best! Good luck, agboss.

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  17. Wow! That was an awesome review! Sign me up! 😊
    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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  18. Sounds great!
    J.C. -Indiana-

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  19. I haven't read Elizabeth's books. So you fell for a dandy? Now I really want to read this one! Thank you for the chance.
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. I know -- strange but true but this dandy got under my skin. Good luck, Caryl. (and you really should try one of Elizabeth's books!)

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  20. She's good. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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  21. Love it when there is some great banter between the characters!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Yes, dialogue can make or break a book. Good luck, Patty.

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  22. LOVE the cover art! Sounds like an awesome read! Thanks for a chance to win - have a Blessed day!
    swanphillips4(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. I like the cover too -- especially the colour of her dress. Very eye-catching. Good luck, Wenona.

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  23. I love Elizabeth's books and don't know how I've missed this one. Would love to win a copy.

    pamelamorrisson at att dot net

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    1. It's just out so you're not far behind. Good luck, Pam.

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  24. Book sounds as deliciously scrumptious as your review Kav...you have me salivating! :-)
    I do so love prickly heroines and the heroes who get under their skins...or at least make a valiant attempt anyway! Makes for some interesting conversational banter between the two...I can already feel the corners of my mouth tipping upwards in a smile :-)
    And oh how I simply adore Camdon's writing, not to mention this gorgeous cover Bethany House adorns it with. Simply divine, Dahling!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. LOL -- you sound like you stepped right out of the pages of this book, Trixi! You'll fit right in with Romulus and Stella! Good luck!

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    2. That's probably due to reading two historicals back to back; A Noble Masquerade & An Elegant Facade....Haha! The language style does tend to rub off on you :-)

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    3. Ooohhh....I'm just about to start An Elegant Facade. Loved Noble Masquerade. Yes, I'll have to get my prim and proper voice primed for the read. :-)

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  25. I would love to read this book!

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

    ~Alisha L.
    lishy2193 (at) aol (dot) com

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  26. I love Elizabeth Camden's books and I can't wait to get my hands on this one. I hope to win. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone.

    princessdebbie1_2000ATyahooDOTcom

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  27. I love Elizabeth Camden's books and I can't wait to get my hands on this one. I hope to win. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone.

    princessdebbie1_2000ATyahooDOTcom

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  28. Not sure if it's too late to enter, but I've got to try after reading that delectable review, Kav! Wow, sounds like an absolute must-read!! Now if I could just figure out how to 'clear my schedule' when reading this! ;)

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