Thursday, September 5, 2013

Into the Whirlwind

GIVEAWAY

CAMDEN, ELIZABETH
INTO THE WHIRLWIND

As owner of the 57th Illinois Watch Company, Mollie Knox's future looks bright until the night the legendary Great Chicago Fire destroys her beloved city. With her world crumbling around her, Mollie will do whatever it takes to rebuild in the aftermath of the devastating fire.

Zack Kazmarek, an influential attorney for one of Chicago's finest department stores, is a force to be reckoned with among the city's most powerful citizens. Bold and shrewd, he's accustomed to getting exactly what he wants--until he meets Mollie Knox, the beguiling businesswoman just beyond his reach.

In the tumult as the people of Chicago race to rebuild a bigger and better city, Mollie comes face-to-face with the full force of Zack's character and influence. Zack believes this may finally be his chance to win her, but can Mollie ever accept this man and his whirlwind effect on her life, especially with her treasured company on the line?

My Review:

Another masterpiece by one of my favourite authors. Camden has the incredible ability to breathe life into history. Fascinating details of 19th century Chicago and the great fire is an enthralling background to this fascinating story.  Rife with contrasting emotions, Mollie and Zack and a cast of intriguing secondary characters make this book memorable. I was committed from the very first page, anguishing over the gnarly bits, praying over the hopeful ones, and cheering at ending that left me cheering. An exceptional read for historical romance lovers everywhere.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Into the Whirlwind, 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 September 8 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck! 

34 comments:

  1. This book is in my to-order list, but in the busy-ness of the last month (garden coming off + day job + writing + wedding in the family), I had totally missed that it's already out! Put my name in the drawing please, because I LOVE this lady's writing!
    cdeesbooks at gmail dot com

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    1. Oooh -- glad writing is in your busyness, Clari! I love Camden's writing style too. Good luck!

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  2. This is a must-read for me since I just visited Chicago for the first time this summer and loved it. Thanks for the review!

    colorvibrant[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Wow -- imagine the Chicago you visited decimated by fire and they have to start building all over again -- only it's nineteenth century and there aren't any cranes or back hoes!!!!! You'll love this Heidi. Good luck!

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  3. I love her books! I would love to win this one. Thanks so much.

    Stacey.zink(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Into the Whirlwind sounds so good, add me please!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  5. Would love to try this one. Thanks for the chance, Kav!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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  6. This is a new-to-me author and sounds like a great book! Would love to win!

    ladettek[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Oh, Ladette, check out her other books. I think they are three others -- all stellar historicals! Good luck on this draw.

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  7. This one has been added to my wish list. Thanks, Kav!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. Your welcome Amy -- may all your wishes come true! LOL Good luck!

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  8. This one is going on my wish list. After your review, I wish that I could read it right now. I really love historical fiction and when it is well done, it is a gem. Thank you for the chance and the introduction!

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. And Camden does it so well -- and a totally interesting place to start with the fire. Really, really interesting. Good luck, Carol!

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  9. I have one or two of her books on my kindle, but haven't had a chance to read them yet. I'm actually better at getting to books if I have a physical copy... and of course then if I really enjoy it, I can pass a physical copy on to others.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. I like a physical book too, Patty. And I love the way they wallpaper a room when they are snug in their bookshelves! A kindle can't do that for your decore! :-) Good luck!

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  11. This sounds like a great story set against a fascinating historic backdrop. I don't know much about this event so would love to read this book & learn while enjoying a well-told tale! Please enter my name in this drawing! Thanks for sharing it with us in any case, is going on my must-read list!

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    1. I didn't know anything about it either, Laura. Made for an even more fascinating read. Love it when I can get a history lesson in my fiction! Good luck!

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  12. I have heard good things about this book. Glad to hear you like it so much!
    Brittany McEuen
    kbmceuen(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. I have enjoyed Elizabeth's previous books - bet this is a winner also!

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. I absolutely is, Meloday. Good luck!

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  14. I love historical stories ... count me in on this one too rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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

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  15. Elizabeth Camden writes books that I enjoy very much. I'm almost done reading the third book by her that I own. She has such interesting characters. I'd very much like to win a copy of Into the Whirlwind, so thanks for the chance.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. I know, Pam. Characters are her strength. That's why I love her books so much! They become real to me. Good luck!

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  16. Hi Kav. I don't have a book by Elizabeth yet, But have been wanting this one. I think it will be good. I've not read anything on the big Chicago fire.
    Please put m y name in the drawing. MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. Your name is in the draw, Maxie. I think you love Camden's writing! Good luck!

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  17. Elizabeth is a new author to me, but the sounds great. Would love a chance to win it. Please enter my name in the giveaway. Thank you!!
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Oh Barbara, you're in for a treat!!!! Good luck!

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  18. This sounds fascinating and I would love to learn more about the Chicago Fire. shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. Hoping I am not too late to enter this one. Cannot say how badly I want to read this one.

    Chelle (dot) Leight (at) gmail (dot) come

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