Monday, January 16, 2012

The Rose of Winslow Street: A Book Review

About The Book:

In the small town of Colden, Massachusetts, Libby Sawyer leads a quiet, predictable life. Yet beneath the surface, she is haunted by a secret.

Newly arrived on American shores, Michael Dobrescu is far from predictable, and his arrival in Colden is anything but quiet. Michael's shocking claim to be the rightful owner of Libby's father's house immediately alienates him from the appalled citizens of Colden.

Despite her own outrage, Libby is unwittingly fascinated by this enigmatic man who seems equally intrigued by her. As the court's decision about the house looms and the layers of mystery surrounding Michael's past are unveiled, Libby's loyalties are tested in ways she never imagined.

About The Author:

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 Orlando, Florida. Visit her website

My Review:

After reading Lady of Bolton Hill, I was super excited to read Elizabeth Camden's newest release, The Rose of Winslow Street. It was even better then the debut novel of Camden's - it truly was.

The book is wonderfully written, drawing you in from the first scenes and keeping your attention throughout. It was wonderful that the author not only touched on the themes of family and love, while including the basics of Christianity, without being overtly religious. Much research was done to make The Rose of Winslow Street as authentic as possible and allowed me to feel like I was right in each scene along with the characters. Both of my favorite literary genres (historical fiction and mystery) intertwined to make for a fantastic read. I cannot wait to see what Camden comes out with next.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase The Rose of Winslow Street at your favorite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publisher Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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