Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Review & Giveaway: The Lady of Bolton Hill

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Lady of Bolton Hill
Bethany House (June 1, 2011)
Elizabeth Camden

This book has a fascinating set up. Set during the Industrial Age, right as labor woes exploded across the United States, The Lady of Bolton Hill highlights those issues in Baltimore, MD. The historian in me loved that aspect. The story teller loved the history between the two main characters. The way they wanted to continue to see each other as the young adults they'd been 12 years earlier, yet the dramatic ways they'd both changed. One is bent on vengeance. The other on teaching the value of faith and love. One is a reporter. One is a rising industrialist. The story is gripping. The characters rich. The writing lush. I loved this story and am delighted to have a copy to giveaway to one commenter. Be sure to leave a comment below if you'd like a chance to have your own copy of this historical romance. 
Female journalists are rare in 1879, but American-born Clara Endicott has finally made a name for herself with her provocative articles championing London's poor. When the backlash from her work forces a return home to Baltimore, Clara finds herself face-to-face with a childhood sweetheart who is no longer the impoverished factory worker she once knew. In her absence, Daniel Tremain has become a powerful industry giant and Clara finds him as enigmatic as ever. However, Daniel's success is fueled by resentment from past wounds and Clara's deeply-held beliefs about God's grace force Daniel to confront his own motives. When Clara's very life is endangered by one of Daniel's adversaries, they must face a reckoning neither of them ever could have foreseen.

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?

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Lady of Bolton Hill, go HERE.
A research librarian and associate professor, Elizabeth Camden has a master’s in history from the University of Virginia and a master’s in library science from Indiana University. She has published several articles for academic publications and is the author of four nonfiction history books. Her ongoing fascination with history and love of literature have led her to write inspirational fiction. Elizabeth lives with her husband in central Florida.

A word from Elizabeth: I am a college librarian in central Florida by day, but by night I can be found pounding out inspirational historical novels the moment the sun goes down. I love writing books about fiercely intelligent people who are confronted with profound challenges. As a rather introverted person, I have found that writing is the best way for me to share my faith and a sense of resilience with others.

As for who I am? I love old Hitchcock films, the hour before sunset, a long, sweaty run through the Florida countryside, and a glass of good wine. After spending my entire adult life on a college campus (either as a student or a librarian) I have finally been able to pursue my ultimate goal of writing professionally.


noseinanovel said...

One of my favorite historical fictions stars a female journalist (Judith Pella's "Written on the Wind") and I haven't found another character like her yet. I'd love to read this one and meet Clara :)


Connie Walsh Brown said...

I would enjoy reading a historical novel with a female journalist.

Connie Walsh Brown

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good book and you know I love to read! I sold your Ohio Brides book tonight! Still haven't gotten anything about day of sharing. Amy Gribowskas

Liz Johnson said...

This book looks lovely! I adore the cover, and the story sounds wonderful. Would love to win a copy. :) Thanks for the chance!

windycindy said...

I enjoy reading historical books and ones that break the norm are especially wonderful! Many thanks to you and Elizabeth Camden for offering a chance to win her book...

kristen said...

ohhh, the plot drips with conflict. It sounds fabulous. Thanks for giving us a chance to win!

kristengjohnson (at) gmail (.) com

Carol N Wong said...

I love historical fiction and this one sounds so special. Clara Endicott has the qualities of someone admire and enjoy learning about. Thank you so much for this giveaway,


Kameko said...

Thank you so much for allowing us to read the first chapter! It certainly left me wanting to read more and wishing I had the book in hand so I can find out what happens with Clara and Daniel.

Blessings to you both ~


Merry said...

Lady of Bolton Hill sounds interesting, sweethearts reunited after so long. I look forward to reading about their journey. Please include me in the drawing. Thank you.
worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

misskallie2000 said...

I love to read historical books and when a woman is the heroine and leads the way for other women to follow in a man's world is really awesome.
Thanks for this opportunity to enter giveway.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Charlotte Kay said...

This sounds like a great book for me!
I am most grateful to be considered for this giveaway!

Blessings and Smiles:)
Charlotte Kay
charlovesmark at gmail dot com


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