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?
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!