Sunday, June 12, 2011

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?

My thoughts:

I was completely captivated by The Lady of Bolton Hill. It stands as one of my favorite books of the year, thus far. I must say I love the Gilded Age, and I am very pleased to find more books are being set during this time.

Both Clara and Daniel are wonderful characters, and their story has several star-crossed qualities. Clara being from the upper class, while Daniel being from the working class. As a reader, I find myself drawn to the heroes, and Daniel Tremain is one I will not soon forget.

I also loved the secondary characters. I found Clara's brother, Clyde, to be quite interesting. It was intriguing how the siblings choose different areas to service. Clyde with his work among the Navajo, and Clara with her muckraking articles. And what can I say about Bane, without giving away a major plot point. I can only say I found him completely fascinating, and would love to see his story further explored.

The Lady of Bolton Hill is a book that has stayed in my mind long since I finished reading the last word. I look forward to reading other books by Ms. Camden.

**Many thanks to the Bethany House publishers for the review copy.**


Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Oooo I didn't realize this was set during the Gilded Age, I'm even more excited to read it now! Nice review. :-)

XOXO~ Renee

Rissi said...

Awww... this novel was so sweet! I loved its charming simplicity. It actually reminded me of the BBC adaptation of "North & South." =)