Friday, January 6, 2012


This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Rose of Winslow Street
Bethany House (January 1, 2012)

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.


The last thing Libby Sawyer and her father expected upon their return from their summer home was to find strangers inhabiting a house that had been in their family for decades. Widower Michael Dobrescu brought his family from Romania to the town of Colden, Massachusetts with a singular purpose: to claim the house willed to him long ago. Since neither party has any intention of giving up their claim, a fierce legal battle ensues between the two families.

When important documents go missing from the house, Libby suspects Michael is the culprit. Determined to discover the truth behind the stolen papers, Libby investigates, only to find more layers of mystery surrounding Michael and his family. Despite their rivalry, Libby finds herself developing feelings for this man with the mysterious past.

As a decision about the house looms in the courts, Libby must weigh the risks of choosing to remain loyal to her family or give her heart to a man whose intentions and affections are less than certain.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Rose of Winslow Street, go HERE.

Title:  The Rose of Winslow Street
Author:  Elizabeth Camden
Publisher:  Bethany House
Available:  Now
Source:  Publisher via CFBA

Pages: 342 pages
Genre: Christian Historical Romantic Fiction
Rating:  PG13

My Take:
Another Historical Home Run!  I have been extremely lucky as of late to read some amazing Historical Fiction Novels and this one is another one to add to your reading list!  The plot is extremely well researched and developed in this book and I learned even more about the Romania culture as well as the perfume industry.  I mean..who knew you needed a non-scent to make perfume! may have known that, but I didn't!  There was alot of mystery surrounding the new American dreamers but I never felt the urge to find out what the mystery was before it was revealed in the book.  Ms. Camden did a really good job of keeping  the story moving with enough action (I loved the whole windmill scene) that I never needed to jump ahead to see what was going to happen because the story had stalled.

I'd buy it..  Good for any historical buff of early century America.  Rated PG13 because of some violent scenes from the past.  Other than that...a very clean read!  It is labeled Christian Fiction...but it's not a preachy Christian Fiction, it leans toward the Catholic faith.

I was given a copy of this  book by the author in return for an honest review.  No other compensation was given and you can read my disclosure here:

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