Saturday, December 16, 2017

A Dangerous Legacy

GIVEAWAY
CAMDEN, ELIZABETH
A DANGEROUS LEGACY

Telegraph operator Lucy Drake is a master of Morse code and has made herself a valuable asset to the Associated Press news agency. But the sudden arrival of Sir Colin Beckwith at rival British news agency Reuters puts her hard-earned livelihood at risk. Colin is talented, handsome, insufferably charming -- and keeping a secret that jeopardizes his reputation.

Despite their rivalry, Lucy can't deny that Colin has the connections she needs to give her family an edge in the long legal battle they've been waging over their rightful inheritance. But when she negotiates an unlikely alliance with him, the web of treachery they dive into proves to be far more dangerous than they ever could have known.

My Review:

There is something so decadent about an edge-of-you-seat suspense paired with historical romance!  And this one is riveting. Deeply intricate story threads woven into a complex pattern of loss and greed and vengeance. A villian who has "...no soul and that let him fight with the single-minded zeal of a jackal."  (p 12) and a heroine determined to stand up for what is right and just though it alters the course of her life in devastating ways. A family legacy of sorts that has ensnared both Lucy and her brother. The layered depths in the suspense is exceptionally well done. Enthralling historical details -- telegraphy, Morse code, the early days of international news reporting and homing pigeons! Diverse and captivating and all of it plays an important role in this romantic suspense.

Lucy is a grounded working girl -- independent by necessity but also by choice. She loves her job as a telegrapher and is fiercely loyal to the Associated Press. Which makes for some spectacular fireworks when rival company Reuters imports British aristocracy to manage their New York office. Enter Sir Colin Beckwith and let the toe-curling begin. As well as the laughter thanks to the wicked banter this adversarial hero and heroine engage in on a daily basis.

If you look 'pager-turner'up in the dictionary you should find A Dangerous Legacy as the definition. I inhaled this book. Actually woke up at four in the morning and rejoiced because that meant I got to spend two blissful hours reading before I had to get ready for the day! Definitely one for the long-time keeper shelf!

Book provided courtesy of Baker Publishing and Graf-Martin Communications Inc.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of A Dangerous Legacy, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday December 17 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

41 comments:

  1. The only book of Elizabeth Camden I've read was Against the Tide and it was riveting! I probably devoured it in about the same time you did this one :-)

    Don't you just love authors who suck you in a story heart & soul??

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I so love authors who can do that and this book is just so...so...so...like that! Blissful sigh. Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. I haven't read any of Elizabeths books yet But i have definitely heard of her
    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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    1. She is awesomesauce with a cherry on top! Good luck, Linda.

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  3. Okay, this is definitely a book I MUST read. I'm not sure if I have read anything by this author before but I have read great reviews about her books. Thank you for your great review and the chance to win a copy. I have my fingers and toes crossed (which makes it very hard to walk :) )

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. She's on of those authors that ferrets out intriguing historical details and turns them into flabbergasting good stories. Good luck, Cindy.

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  4. I need to read more of this author! LattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Everybody needs to read more of this author! Good luck, Susan.

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  5. I keep hearing how good this book is!
    Add to that your "decadent, edge-of-your-seat suspense paired with historical romance"
    and I'm all in!
    Thanks for the giveaway and the exciting review!
    tracey14567 at gmail dot com

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    1. I get so excited when suspense and historical collide! Good luck, Tracey.

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  6. Kav, you outdid yourself on this review......squeee gotta read ADL. Have read some of her books and have some on Kindle to read so you are nudging me to get into all of her books!
    Thanks for your giveaway!
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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    1. Yay -- I'll happily nudge away and hope you get to add this one to your toppling TBR pile soon. Good luck, Jackie.

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  7. I love Elizabeth's books! As this is her most recent I haven't gotten to read it yet, but if it has you happy to be awake at 4 a.m. so you can then read it, I know it must be great! Definitely add my name to the drawing. Thanks Kav!
    LLWaltz [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. I love her books sooooo much and this one is stellar. Good luck, Laura.

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  8. I love how she never chooses common professions for her heroines--they're always something special for these independent women, and no matter how unusual, they never feel out of place. I'm really looking forward to this one!

    rachaeldalquist AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Yes!!! Totally agree and so interesting! Her heroines are the kind of heroine I want to be in my own story! Good luck, Rachael.

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  9. Suspense and historical romance sound like a good combination!! Enjoyed the review.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. It is an excellent combination in my humble opinion. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  10. Suspense with Romance... the best combo!!!! Thank you for a great review, Kav!!! mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  11. Elizabeth Camden - her covers are so enticing so rich in detail. Just like her stories. becci43atgmaildotcom

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  12. I have read one of her books, The Farthest Shores, and it was definitely not a routine story line, either. Beautiful, compelling cover on this one. Thanks for the interesting review! dobeworld at sbcglobal dot net

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  13. Although I have a number of Elizabeth Camden's books and I'm aware of her great storytelling, I really hadn't heard much about this one yet. Your insightful review has me very excited since I'm really getting into historical mysteries more and more. tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I am too! And this one is really well done! This one kind of took me by surprise too. So grateful to have an opportunity to review it. Good luck, Terrill.

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  14. I LOVE her books.. can't believe I forgot about this one! Can't wait to read it.. guess I better add it to my christmas list.😊😊

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    1. Yes -- see if Santa has any left in stock.lol Good luck, Lea.

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  15. I have admired Elizabeth Camden’s books. This one looks equally good! Thanks for the chance to win this copy. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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  16. I just love Elizabeth's books but I haven't read her most recent ones and I love the characters in this one already. Guess I need to move this one up on that TBR pile. :) Thanks for the review and the giveaway Kav!
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  17. Elizabeth Camden's books are always excellent and always on my "must read" list. Unfortunately, I am behind on reading the latest books, including this one. Thanks for the chance to win A Dangerous Legacy.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. I think we have to resign ourselves to always being behind on the latest books but that doesn't have to stop us from making a valiant effort to catch up! Good luck, Pam.

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  18. What a great review, Kav!! This one has been on my wish list for a while. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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  19. This cover is just beautiful. I love the half-profile of book covers lately.
    Dianna

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  20. Include me, please, Kav!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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  21. Kav, if it's not too late could you please include me in this giveaway?

    I haven't read this book by Elizabeth Camden, but it sounds sooo good!

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

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  22. Good luck, ladies. Not too late -- I'm actually late in doing the draw.

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