A Daring Venture (An Empire State Novel Book #2)

A Daring Venture (An Empire State Novel Book #2)

by Elizabeth Camden

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493414802
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Series: Empire State Novel , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 38,133
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Elizabeth Camden is the author of ten historical novels and two historical novellas and has been honored with both the RITA Award and the Christy 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.
Elizabeth Camden is the author of 11 historical novels and two historical novellas and has been honored with both the RITA Award and the Christy 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.

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A Daring Venture 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
RobinWillson More than 1 year ago
It was nice to catch back up again with Nick Drake and his sister Lucy. They come from a (not always so nice) family who invents a valve used to pump water up multiple floors in buildings. (Something that we take so much for granted.) Nick is widowed with a little daughter. He is the main heir and has become a millionaire. If you read the last book, you know that Nick is as nice as a guy can be, good as gold. He and Lucy are very caring and just want their invention to help the common man. Now Nick has become involved with city planning and a filtration plan for bringing in more potable water to meet demand, a project that was going to be second only to the Panama Canal in terms of size and scope. Then we meet Rosalind, who was raised in Germany. She is a rare woman who has a doctorate in biochemistry and has been working with another doctor on chlorinating the water system to kill things like cholera. She and Nick are both motivated by their past. Not impressed with the available females in his circle, he is amazed that a woman can be interesting, let alone understand plumbing. But when Rosalind’s coworker makes a decision that goes against Nick’s belief and she’s drawn into it, it’s a shock to him and the community as well. A well woven story with dark secrets, mystery, danger, interesting historical facts, faith, trust and forgiveness. This is a series well worth having in your library. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher from the Baker Publishing Group, Bethany - Netgalley book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” #ADaringVenture #NetGalley #ElizabethCamden #BooksYouCanFeelGoodAbout
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story has Nick as the main, along with briefly seeing some from the 1st book and some new additions, including Rosalind. This story takes place about 5 years after the 1st one. Nick and Rosalind are on opposite sides of a water issue. I found the information in this interesting as I didn’t know when this water treatment was first introduced. The tension and attraction between the two makes for a fast paced story on its own, but throw in some curves from other people in the story and the book isn’t one you’ll want to put down.
rkfall More than 1 year ago
A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden was a great historical fiction about the importance of water purification and what happens without it. This book started off with quite a bang and I was holding onto my seat through the first bit wondering about making it through the ride. It was intense to watch the main character’s hard times with water-borne illnesses. She then is on a quest to find the solution so no one has to endure her pain and suffering. This leads her to some deception of sorts that I found frustrating but realistic. If you enjoy historical fiction, you’ll want to check this one out. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
blueyz1962 More than 1 year ago
Being the second in the Empire State series by Elizabeth Camden, I found this book to be just as good as the first one, A Dangerous Legacy, if not better. Watching the story unfold in my mind's eye, I was both thrilled and frustrated, angry and elated. Elizabeth knows how to pull you into a story and keep you there til the end. Even though I knew who the villain was, they still surprised me with how dastardly they could be. Doctor Rosalind Werner is a biochemist working on a way to purify New Jersey's and New York's city water. She is totally dedicated to finding a way because her parents died of cholera when she was ten and she almost lost her little brother as well to the dreaded disease contracted from contaminated water. Nicholas Drake, brother to Lucy Drake in the first book, is the new Commissioner of Water for New York. He apposes the idea of putting chlorine in the city's water system and believes the filtration plants do the job well. However, he meets with Rosalind to discuss the situation. Only he can't keep his mind on track as he finds Rosalind as pretty as a moonbeam and can't concentrate on the business at hand. Rosalind also finds Nick attractive and they strike up a little friendship that starts to blossom into a relationship. Neither wants to be attracted to the other so the battle begins not only on the water situation, but on the attraction itself. What will happen to this budding relationship between Nick and Rosalind? Will Rosalind win the case for adding chlorine to the water system to kill bacteria and purify the city's water? What sinister plot lies in the wings waiting to pounce on it's unwitting prey? Check out this book and you will not be disappointed. Enjoy! I borrowed this book from my public library and leave this review voluntarily and of my own accord.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well worth reading! Elizabeth Camden delivers a new compelling historical romance in her recent novel A Daring Venture. Rosalind or Dr. Werner as she is professionally known, is a prim, soft spoken woman who desperately hopes her scientific findings can eliminate water-borne diseases. She and her colleague Dr. Leal find their research threatened by a long lawsuit. With only 90 days to prove the viability of their findings, Rosalind finds herself trapped in adverse circumstances that threaten her heart, family and professional life. Full of authentic characters, tough decisions and lots of unexpected plot twists, Camden both delights and informs readers in this well written historical novel. With deft literary skills and solid historical evidence, Camden creates a memorable story of progress, and the exacting price that progress requires from the people who make it happen. Bethany House gave me a complimentary copy of A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden for my candid review.
lsnlj More than 1 year ago
This is book two in the Empire State series. It is a stand alone book, you will miss some history of some of the characters but nothing that would keep you from understanding what is going on in this one. (Book one is a good read as well though). Dr. Rosalind Werner is a beautiful, smart, loving, scientist. Nicolas Drake is a handsome, wealthy, hardworking man. I love the instant chemistry and sparks that fly between Rosalind and Nick. Both truly are trying to do what is best for the city, just in their own way. Both have a lot to learn and will be put to the test throughout the novel. I look forward to reading book three in this series.
Stardust_Fiddle More than 1 year ago
Poised on the brink of a watershed moment for delivering clean water to the masses, “A Daring Venture” adroitly combines science with the human element. Hindsight is usually 20/20, and it is easy to look back and forget that what we now take for granted was once contentious and groundbreaking. As such, it is informative to see both sides of the controversy and to get a glimpse into the techniques, sacrifices, and struggles of each. Elizabeth Camden achieves this without overwhelming the reader with scientific detail, composing a novel that keeps readers engaged and intrigued. My grandmother was born in 1908, and I know little about her life or the early twentieth century in America, so it was a treat to read a story set during that time period. Another aspect of this novel that distinguished it from other historical fiction was the occupation and background of the main character, Rosalind Werner. Her childhood brush with cholera paves the way for her professional aspirations and also makes her more sympathetic to readers, and having achieved her doctorate in biochemistry from a German university makes her completely unique in this genre. Nicholas Drake is similarly distinctive, a suitable complement and adversary. The moral and ethical considerations woven into the narrative cause Rosalind and Nick’s professional and personal lives to intersect while infusing the story with a subtle faith element. Elizabeth Camden truly pens a tour de force with “A Daring Venture”, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an intelligent, absorbing read. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers and was not required to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.
LifeofLiterature More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Camden does a fantastic job of writing stories with characters that have conflict, which makes them complex and interesting. This story started with instant attraction that was soon confronted with trials that were realistic for the relationship. I really loved the romance in this novel. It gave a depth to the characters as they struggled with each other and with common enemies. There are great spiritual themes of forgiveness and honesty with which any reader can connect. It is not necessary to read the first book in this series, but it does give more background on Nick and adds to the story. I also very much enjoyed the history and topic of this book; I learned a lot about water and science in early 1900s New York. I highly recommend this historical fiction book! I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.
ARS8 More than 1 year ago
A Daring Venture is just more proof of why author Camden is one of my favorites. This is the second book in a series, and what I really like is how she puts two opposing teams against each other, at times shockingly so. Yet, they work together for the common goal. While the first book dealt with opposing British and American newspapers, this one interested me more just due to the subject matter: filtered water vs water treated with chemicals. The book starts off with a rather dire cholera epidemic. Affected by this as a child, Dr. Rosalind Werner has taken her studies in biochemistry to the US and wants to make water healthy for everyone. Nick Drake, the brother from the first book, has moved up the ladder from being just a plumber to being the Commissioner of Water for New York. He also is looking into providing clean water for the city but through the use of filtration only. Both Rosalind and Nick have very strong opinions and a very strong attraction to each other right from the first. It is an instant attraction, but it is done well and really they needed that to even survive the problems that were coming there away. I find Camden’s characters always interesting and very out of the box. The history behind the water we drink and use today was fascinating and I even had a discussion about chlorine in water with someone right before I read the book. So yes, this water issue is still important to this day. I look forward to the third in this series as it is about two characters from this book that I don’t even care about much. However, I have a feeling I will by the time I dive into that story! I received a complimentary copy of this novel. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
Sprinkle23 More than 1 year ago
In the early twentieth century, water-borne diseases can wipe out a community of people in a short time. Doctor Rosalind Werner is dedicated to purifying water and believes that chlorine might be the answer to preventing the diseases that took her loved ones from her. When Rosalind and her associates end up on the losing side of a lawsuit, she hopes to convince New York's Commissioner of Water, Nicholas Drake, to support her research. An unexpected attraction blossoms between Rosalind and Nicholas nearly immediately. To her dismay, Nicholas refuses to support her research and plans to fight against her chemical purification method. As Rosalind continues her research, she and Nicholas must confront their growing affections and the differences separating them. Read more in A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden. I enjoyed A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden. The first chapter completely captivated my attention and from then on I eagerly returned to the story when possible. The well-written prose, a dose of mystery, and plenty of secrets created a lovely setting for the development of Rosalind and Nicholas' relationship. Their obvious adoration of each other contrasted sharply with the later tension in their relationship. This enchanting dichotomy had me pulling for them to reconcile and savoring each step in the novel's plot. I recommend this novel to fans of inspirational, historical romances. A Daring Venture is the second novel in Elizabeth Camden's Empire State Novel Series, but worked fine as a stand-alone novel, as I have not read the first novel, A Dangerous Legacy. Also, looking forward to the third book in this series! Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
swimreadbreathe4JC More than 1 year ago
A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden is the second book in the Empire State series, following A Dangerous Legacy, which you can find my review of here. This book follows the story of Nicholas Drake, brother of the heroine of book one. It picks up five years after the events of book one, as Nicholas Drake is aspiring to hold a prominent position in New York dealing with water filtration. Meanwhile, Dr. Rosalind Warner is working to use chlorine in water to kill bacteria, and is petitioning that chlorine is more effective than filtration in reducing waterborne diseases. These two butt heads but ultimately want what’s best for the water of the state. One thing I really love and value about Elizabeth Camden’s novels is that in each one of them, she highlights a historical yet monumental thing that affects our society and how it works today. Honestly, I never even think about chlorine versus filtration, but every time I read one of her books, I feel like I learn so much! It makes me laugh because all the topics her books focus on are so varied that I haven’t been able to discern any kind of a pattern, except that I know she is also a librarian, so perhaps it’s just something she comes across in her reading and learning that spills over into her books. However it works, I’m also delighted because it’s so unique. Camden is a long-standing favorite author of mine; I’ve been following her since book one. This book made me smile and learn all while being wrapped up in the story. There was one part where one character acted out of anger and really damaged another’s reputation, and that character basically decided “oh that wasn’t so bad, I could live with that,” etc and that rubbed me the wrong way because the character basically thought that they could cope with it rather than there being any kind of anger management thing. Other than that, this was a great book of twists and turns that was based off of an actual historical court case, and I loved it. Thank you to the Bethany House and Net Galley for providing me with a copy of this book. I received a copy of this book for free. I was not required to post a positive review and the views and opinions expressed are my own. *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion – which I’ve done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*
Nicnac63 More than 1 year ago
As with the first book in the series (A Dangerous Legacy) I learned a lot by reading A Daring Venture. The first book provided interesting information on how the AP and Reuters transmitted information to news agencies and about the first trans-pacific cable. This book taught me about the history of 1890s water filtration and chlorination. I love it when history melds with fiction and teaches me something new. Another thing in common with the first book (unfortunately) is that I found it difficult to connect with the female lead (Rosalind.) The male lead (Nick) had his own issues, hot-tempered and arrogant, but I connected more with him due to his underlying strength, depth, and vulnerability. This story feels more plot-driven than character-driven (my preference) but is an overall enjoyable and educational story. Great cover art, significant research done by the author, and a stunning first line. I received a complimentary copy from Bethany House and NetGalley.
AMHeath More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts: I adored this novel!! From start to finish, it had so many elements that I want to find in an enthralling book. We brushed against characters from the last book. Revisited ongoing issues with their family. The characters are well developed and have such a realness about them. It’s easy to see them as real people and sympathize with the difficult situations they find themselves in. And, oh, the difficulties don’t stop for these characters! I was impressed with the variety of twists and turns. Camden keeps a steady pace throughout the entire novel. The romance and was sweet and clean. And the historical elements are a treat. I never would have considered what a battle it was to get the clean water we take for granted today. The spiritual content was really light in this one. It felt more like the characters had an underlying Christian principle but without directly connecting to the source. I would have liked to have seen them purposely turning to Christ as they navigated through their problems, so it felt more like a clean read than a Christian read. But it’s still one I can highly recommend. While you can understand this story as a standalone, some of the issues found in this book were built upon things that happened in the first so I would recommend reading the series in order if you can. *I picked up the audio copy and adored it!! The narrator did a great job, and I particularly enjoyed her version of Nick’s accent. Rating and Recommendations: I give it 5 stars and recommend it to those who enjoy Christian Historical Fiction. ~ I received a copy from Bethany House through Net Galley. All thoughts are my own. I was not compensated for this review or required to give a favorable one.
AngelN1 More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Camden's latest novel, A Daring Venture, is set in 1908 with the fight to bring clean water to New York City. This book is the second in a series, and although it could be read alone, I recommend reading the first book, A Dangerous Legacy, prior to this one. It will make the family feud and some other relationships easier to understand. I have read and loved several of Elizabeth Camden's books. While I don't think that this is her best, I still couldn't put it down, so that is a testament to her writing. I found the story engaging, and the science aspects were well-woven into the story without seeming dull or superfluous. I liked both Nick and Rosalind, and their romance was sweet. I also always appreciate the historical details that are present in the book. Those looking for a more overtly Christian novel may be disappointed, as the characters' faith is barely discussed, but it is certainly a story that involves Christian values like trust, honesty, and loyalty . I highly recommend this story. I received this book from the publisher, Bethany House, for the purpose of writing a review, but all opinions are my own.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
As I opened this book the story just kept getting better and better, and right to the last page I was captivated. What a world the author gives us, and yes, we learn that there is some fact here, and what a gift of saving lives, even if most is fictional. We are shown a very different world for woman here, to be accused of a crime and feel shamed for it, today it would be laughed off, but for this talented and educated woman it was a curse. I wanted to smack her sister in law, but I had to remind myself that she had lost a lot, but so ungrateful. If you enjoy a great story, with a bit of sweet romance this one has it all, and you sure won’t be disappointed. I received this book through Bethany House and their Blogger Program, and was not required to give a positive review.
vics49548 More than 1 year ago
I won’t lie. This started out slow for me and I wasn’t sure I’d be able to hang in there, but I’m so glad that I did. It picked up pace quickly and became hard to put down. I was turning pages so quickly that my husband couldn’t believe how fast I read it. So please give A Daring Venture a fair chance. Now, about the book itself. I learned a lot about the water system of the 1900s and found it fascinating. Author Elizabeth Camden did a great job making her research flow into the story without making it dry reading. (See what I did there?) I enjoy learning as I read and I wasn’t disappointed. The characters were charming, stubborn, fallible, and very human. There was mystery and intriguing as well as clean romance. I felt the main characters fell for each other too quickly, but that’s just my opinion. She’s a world changer, and he’s a sweet guy who protects the women in his life. You will love them, I promise. If you enjoy historical fiction I recommend this one! I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review. All thoughts are my own.
centraleast22 More than 1 year ago
Rosalind is a real pioneer. I admire how she has a job and passion that is not normally associated with women, but have noticed this theme in many of Camden's books. She is willing to put what she knows to good use, no matter what. Nicholas is not too happy to have to work with Rosalind, but soon finds himself listening to what she has to say even if he is still a bit weary of her techniques. I really liked seeing their relationship grow and how they learned that even if they did not always agree, that listening to one another did have merit. I received a copy of the book from the publisher, the review is my own..
TrixiO More than 1 year ago
Rosalind Werner and Nickolas Drake have the same goal in mind, providing clean water for Jersey City in 1908 to stave off thousands from dying from cholera. But they heavily clash when it comes to the method for accomplishing that goal! Nick crusades for extra filtration in the waterways while Rosalind, who is also a biochemist, crusades for chlorination to kill the bacteria causing the deaths . I admire Rosalind for going against convention to become probably the only female biochemists in a time period when it was frowned upon for women to be anything but keepers of the home. Her motivation drove her after watching both her mother and father die from the dreaded disease and nearly killing her younger brother. Having also fled from scandal at the university she attended in Germany, she's overcome a lot in her young life. Starting over in a new country, fighting against a powerful man in Nick all while proving herself capable in a man's world. It seems she'll let nothing deter her! Nick has risen from being a plumber learning at his grandfather's feet, to New York City Water Commissioner. Water has always been in his blood and working to make sure it is clean & safe for the residents is the same goal as Rosalind. He's willing to do what it takes to make sure that goal is met, even if it means butting heads with the beautiful biochemist! What I loved the most about this story, is learning the history! I never knew that the simple act of adding the right amount of chloride to water eradicates harmful bacteria that caused one of America's deadliest diseases, cholera. I learned so much more about the methods of providing clean water then I ever knew. I appreciate Camden's massive amounts of research to make sure the story is true to form all while entertaining this reader and keeping me turning pages. I almost felt like I was in the middle of what was happening all around me! Watching history unfold in front of my eyes was thrilling and fascinating. If you love history, romance, a bit of scandal, family dynamics and action to keep the story moving, then I recommend this to you! This is only my second book I've read by Camden, and I'm certainly adding her to my must-read authors. *I received a complimentary copy of the book from Bethany House and was under no obligation to leave a review. All opinions are my own. *
connywithay More than 1 year ago
“It was going to be a challenge to get him to reconsider the filtration plant, but it had to be done,” Rosalind determines in Elizabeth Camden’s novel, A Daring Venture. ~ What ~ The second of three in the Empire State series, this three-hundred-fifty-two-page paperback targets those who like historical fiction with suspense and romance during the early 1900s regarding chlorinating water for the first time in New Jersey. With some slang words, its topics of impropriety, physical abuse, and death may not be appropriate for immature readers. A historical note, ten discussion questions, sequel information, author’s biography, and advertisements are included. Set in 1908, twenty-eight-year-old Doctor Rosalind Werner is one of the few women biochemists who has a passion to cure water-borne diseases in drinking water. Upon coming to America, she hides her tainted past and works with Doctor John Leal to secretly add chlorine to New Jersey’s water, despite how New York’s newly-appointed water commissioner, Nick Drake, is vehemently opposed to the groundbreaking idea. Between the lies and hidden truths of the doctor’s past and the professional’s uneducated background and anger issues, they wonder if they can fall instantly in love without compromising their core beliefs in how to have clean, healthy water for the people. ~ Why ~ I enjoy historical romance stories where I learn something new, and this one offers details about underground water systems, chlorination, and filtration. How the judicial system got involved and maintained decorum between the opposite approaches to the state’s water problems was interesting. ~ Why Not ~ Like the first book in the series, this one also contains a family feud dragging decades long and includes dealing with greed and personal wealth to gain status or favors. Others may not like the limited use of slang words. Again, there is little Christian influence mentioned in the story. ~ Wish ~ To me, it seems this tale has the same cookie-cutter format as its predecessor with the beginning interesting, informative, and engaging while the abrupt ending is about restoring relationships, family dynamics, and resolution. ~ Want ~ If you are looking for a historical fiction dealing with overcoming shame due to the past and questioning mistakes made, this second in the series may interest you more than the prior one. Thanks to Bethany House for this complimentary book that I am freely reviewing.
SarahEKoontz More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this book. I love how Camden's stories include a collision of seemingly oppositional characters who end up being two sides of the same coin. This story is packed with heart and passion and tenderness; I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction. *I received an advanced copy from the publisher for review purposes.
BookwormMama2014 More than 1 year ago
When I read my first Elizabeth Camden book, I had no idea what to expect. Now...Five books later...I can say that the characters and the stories you will find on these pages are like nothing you have read before. Unique characters, settings, and plot...You will want to read all day long. And with A Daring Venture...that's exactly what I did. I listened to the audiobook while cleaning my house for 2 days straight...till I finished it. And I am only sad that I didn't get to spend more time with Rosalind and Nick. Tensions are high when this story begins. Water purification is something that even to this day people argue and fight about. I love, Love, LOVE, all the sciencey* things that are talked about. There is SO.MUCH.HISTORY. and even a few REAL people that show up on the page. Rosalind is a woman "ahead of her time" as a biochemist in the early 1900s. THIS is the kind of history that draws me in and grabs my attention. I adore watching the romance unfold. They have a bumpy road, but it wouldn't be realistic if it was all sunshine and roses for Rosalind and Nick. Family drama, unforgiveness, revenge, fear, scandal, secrets...Oh.yes...This is a book you must get into your hands with all urgency! I received a complimentary copy of A Daring Venture from the publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
Erin Gellos More than 1 year ago
Wow! Amazement is what I felt as I read A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden. Miss Camden takes real historical situations and people that I know nothing about and inserts them into a fictional story with fictional characters. Once I was done reading this book, I wanted to go research the water problems in New York City in the early 1900s. Not only did this story have rich historical details, but it also had several twists that I was not expecting. These surprises in the story kept me wondering what would happen next and made it hard to get anything else on my to do list done. The surprises and the history made this book stunning! I would recommend this book to someone who wants a rich historical lesson in a story form or for someone who enjoys books full of surprising occurrences. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Erin Gellos More than 1 year ago
Wow! Amazement is what I felt as I read A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden. Miss Camden takes real historical situations and people that I know nothing about and inserts them into a fictional story with fictional characters. Once I was done reading this book, I wanted to go research the water problems in New York City in the early 1900s. Not only did this story have rich historical details, but it also had several twists that I was not expecting. These surprises in the story kept me wondering what would happen next and made it hard to get anything else on my to do list done. The surprises and the history made this book stunning! I would recommend this book to someone who wants a rich historical lesson in a story form or for someone who enjoys books full of surprising occurrences. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Pattistep More than 1 year ago
When you combine historical facts, romance, family drama and great writing, you get this entertaining novel by Elizabeth Camden. Who would ever imagine that a storyline about creating a safe water system through the use of chlorine could be interesting enough to keep your full attention throughout the book? I loved the characters of Nick and Rosalind. They certainly were not perfect, but this is part of the charm they added to the story. They go through quite a few difficulties before their story has been told, and you don’t want to miss any of them. I enjoyed this book, and look forward to reading the next one in this series. I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my own.
Pattistep More than 1 year ago
When you combine historical facts, romance, family drama and great writing, you get this entertaining novel by Elizabeth Camden. Who would ever imagine that a storyline about creating a safe water system through the use of chlorine could be interesting enough to keep your full attention throughout the book? I loved the characters of Nick and Rosalind. They certainly were not perfect, but this is part of the charm they added to the story. They go through quite a few difficulties before their story has been told, and you don’t want to miss any of them. I enjoyed this book, and look forward to reading the next one in this series. I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my own.