Book Review: The Lady of Bolton Hill by Elizabeth Camden
From the back cover:
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?
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.
Clara and Daniel had lived worlds apart for more than a decade. It was obvious from the beginning [and I can’t imagine this is a spoiler…] that they were meant for each other – they’d just have to overcome the obstacles to getting there.
I love the journalistic aspect of Clara. Perhaps because I’ve watched a few too many Superman movies and love Lois Lane. Perhaps because I have friends in the newspaper business. Perhaps because I like to write. Whatever the reason, I loved it ;).
The chemistry between Clara and Daniel was wonderful as were the secondary characters and the setting. I was able to visualize their locations especially as the plots came to a climax.
The subplots were interesting, opium and music. What more does one need? 😉
Overall rating: 7.5 out of 10 stars