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Into the Whirlwind
Baker Publishing Group (August 15, 2013)
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 central Florida.
ABOUT THE BOOK
After her father's death, Mollie Knox takes over his watchmaking company and uses her head for business to solidify the good name of the 57th Illinois Watch Company. Her future looks bright until the night her beloved city is destroyed in the legendary Great Chicago Fire. With her world crumbling around her, Molly must do whatever it takes to save her company in the aftermath of the devastating fire.
Zack Kazmarek is an influential attorney with powerful ties to the political, mercantile, and ethnic roots of Chicago. His only weakness is Mollie Knox, a woman who has always been just beyond his reach. However, all bets are off after the fire destroys Chicago, and Mollie is in desperate need of assistance. Just as Zack finally begins to pursue the woman he loves, competition arises in the form of a hero from her past who can provide the help she needs to rise from the ashes.
While Mollie struggles to rebuild, the two men battle for her heart. One has always loved her, but the other has the power to save her. In the race to rebuild the city, can she survive with her business and her heart intact?
If you would like to read the first chapter of Into the Whirlwind, go HERE.
MY REVIEW-Wow! I have enjoyed being able to find new authors and Elizabeth Camden is one my favorites now. Her first novel, The Lady of Bolton Hill, had me hooked at the first chapter. But all her other books have lived up to that one and this new one was no exception. In fact, I think it very well might be my favorite out of them all. Elizabeth has done a lot of research and it shows in how well the story of the Chicago Fire is told. I felt like I was in the middle of it and the panic that ensues, the lives lost along with the buildings and livelihoods of soo many people is brought to life in Into the Whirlwind. And so you don't think this is just a historical novel, there is romance and heartfelt stories within. Don't even get me started on the men who work in the factory like Frank, Declan, Alice and Ulysses and many others. Wonderful story with lots of pathos and emotion! Loved it Elizabeth and can't wait for the next one!
**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**