Elizabeth Camden is the author of eight historical novels and has been honored with a RITA Award, Christy Award, and Daphne du Maurier Award. With a master's in history and a master's in library science, she is a research librarian by day and scribbles away on her next novel by night. She lives with her husband in Florida. Learn more at www.elizabethcamden.com.
Summer of Dreams: A From This Moment Novellaby Elizabeth Camden
The daughter of a powerful army general, Evelyn White dreams of attending college and vows she will never marry a man in uniform. . . . which is why West Point cadet Clyde Brixton presents a problem. Clyde's brilliance in the new field of electrical power has him poised for a promising career in the Army's Corps of Engineers, but his penchant for racking up demerits threatens his chances for graduation.
Evelyn and Clyde feel instant attraction toward one another as they spend one magical summer together. As their lives become more entwined, their friend Romulus's begins to come undone. When faced with helping Romulus at the expense of his own future, which one will Clyde choose? And when nothing turns out the way Evelyn planned, where will that leave her own future?
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As an avid, I am well aware that, like a novel, a novella has a beginning, a middle, and an ending, unless it is the first chapter or two, of a novel, masquerading as a novella. Then it is a fishing expedition, blatantly trolling for dollars. This was not a novella, and not worthy of my time.
A free 93 page book. I enjoyed the story and wanted the hero and heroine to find true happiness. If they were my friends I would be concerned about their differences but in a romance novel it works. A short, sweet ( a bit unrealistic) story.
Summer of Dreams is the latest tale from Elizabeth Camden. When you are introduced to Evelyn White and Clyde Baxter on the opening pages, you learn that Evelyn's father, General White, has sent a young cadet from West Point to assist his daughter with a problem she has not been able to solve herself! With the help of her cousin, Romulus, Evelyn has built a greenhouse in which to store her exotic plants and wildlife; however, she has been unable to provide the proper humidity needed to sustain life in the greenhouse and she needs help setting up a new hydraulic pump! Evelyn's primary problem now is that she wants to be the one to solve her problem not someone else, because she wants to prove to her father that she needs to go to college to study engineering herself! Clyde has agreed to this job in hopes that it will help remove some of the demerits that may keep him from graduating; however, when he finally sees the greenhouse, he is excited to start looking for a solution to the problem! As soon as Clyde meets Evelyn, he also wants to learn everything there is to know about her. As you watch the feelings begin to grow between Evelyn and Clyde, you cannot help but wonder what will happen next. Due to the way that Evelyn was raised with a military father who was rarely home, she has absolutely refused to consider marrying anyone in the military! You will be surprised at what Evelyn decides to do after Clyde is expelled from school, when he leaves West Point without permission to spend time helping Romulus keep from being expelled from Harvard! This is a fun tale not to be missed! Following the tale in this novella comes the book, From This Moment. If you enjoyed meeting Romulus in Summer of Dreams, you will love this new book by Elizabeth White that is all about Romulus's new direction for his life! http://penlessreview.blogspot.com/
I loved this novella. Both our hero and heroine are forward thinking innovators during an exciting time in our history.
I loved the story and the writing was good. But it ended so abruptly that I looked to see if there was a second part. The next book in the series seems to be about Romulus White, Evelyn's cousin, and not a continuation of this one...