Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Lady Of Bolton Hill ~ Review

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


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.


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.

My Review:

OH MY! "The Lady of Bolton Hill" by Elizabeth Camden has been such a wonderful surprise! I don't usually "CHOOSE" a book for review thinking that I won't enjoy it, but THIS ONE......I haven't just enjoyed it...I have LOVED IT!


Clara Endicott, a young journalist who longs to defend the young and underprivileged workers. Her Father, Reverend Endicott wants only the best for his daughter and will do whatever it takes to make sure no one gets in the way. Clara goes to London and fulfills her dream of writing but at what cost? Will her friendship with Daniel remain with such distance between them, or do they fall victim to her Fathers ploy to keep his daughter from Daniel.

Daniel Tremain is Clara's best friend. A young, poor boy, who is left to raise his sisters after the death of his Father. Daniel and Clara share their days together, their dreams for their future, and vow to be best friends all the days of their lives NO.MATTER.WHAT! Clara cares not whether Daniel comes from money or not, but Clara's family certainly does! When the day comes for Clara to leave for London, their hearts are broken and unsure of what the future holds. Nevertheless, Clara knows that "no distance or class or circumstance would ever tear them apart." (pg 23)

After 12 long years they are reunited, but has time changed them too much? Daniel has become a very Rich and Powerful Business man and Clara has made quite the name for herself with her writing. Has time treated them well or has all that has happened to these two changed them forever?

I loved this story! You will too if you love Historical Romance! I rate this a DEFINITE 5 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥'S FOR SURE :)

Happy Reading!