Review: A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden

As a biochemist in early 1900s New York, Doctor Rosalind Werner has dedicated her life to the crusade against waterborne diseases. She is at the forefront of a groundbreaking technology that will change the way water is delivered to every household in the city–but only if she can get people to believe in her work.

Newly appointed Commissioner of Water for New York, Nicholas Drake is highly skeptical of Rosalind and her team’s techniques. When a brewing court case throws him into direct confrontation with her, he is surprised by his reaction to the lovely scientist.

While Rosalind and Nick wage a private war against their own attraction, they stand firmly on opposite sides of a battle that will impact far more than just their own lives. As the controversy grows more public and inflammatory and Rosalind becomes the target of an unknown enemy, the odds stacked against these two rivals swiftly grow more insurmountable with every passing day.

About the Author

Elizabeth Camden is a research librarian at a small college in central Florida. Her novels have won the coveted RITA and Christy Awards. 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 near Orlando, Florida.

She regularly posts about the joys of the book world at http://elizabethcamden.com/blog  (source: Amazon Author Page)

 

My Review

This was a surprisingly good book. I had never read this author and I wanted to check her out. I was more than impressed with the writing and the story.

Chlorination in our water supply is something we all expect and we think nothing about it. This story reminded me that it wasn’t always that way. I learned a great deal about the struggles scientist went through in an effort to provide safe drinking water for all.

As the relationship started between Rosalind and Nick I assumed it was going to be the “typical” boy meets girl love story. The author gave me a very pleasant surprise by adding some unexpected trials for both Rosalind and Nick. Those secondary story lines added a great deal to the overall story.

If you enjoy historical fiction that weaves actual events in a multifaceted love story this is a great choice. This is a book two and I did not read book one but I felt this story stood on its own.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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