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2022 Carol Award WinnerLuke Delacroix has long had a reputation of being an impulsive adventurer, the wild son of one of Gilded Age Washington's most prominent families. In reality, he has been secretly carrying out an ambitious agenda in Congress. His current mission: to thwart the reelection of Congressman Clyde Magruder, his only real enemy in the world.Trouble begins when Luke meets Marianne Magruder, the congressman's only daughter. Luke is fascinated by the vibrant Marianne and her daring work as a government photographer, leading them into a forbidden romance. Now they must embark on a dangerous gamble to reconcile their growing feelings with Luke's driving passion for vital reforms in Congress.Can their newfound love survive a political firestorm, or will three generations of family rivalry drive them apart forever?"This is a well-written, captivating romance that is rich with history. . . . The characters are all superbly developed and interesting, and the reader will want to know more about this time period and this series. Highly recommended."Historical Novels ReviewPraise for the Hope and Glory series"A Gilded Lady is filled with mystery, romance, richly drawn characters and fascinating American history. I would recommend it to anyone."All About Romance"In this second installment of the Hope and Glory series Camden takes readers to the McKinley White House for a captivating romance. . . . This will be a hit with series fans."Publishers Weekly "Christy Award winner Camden presents another fabulous love story wrapped around compelling historical events."Booklist "An adventuresome, entertaining romance that blends themes of betrayal and forgiveness."Foreword Reviews
About the Author
Elizabeth Camden is best known for her historical novels set in Gilded Age America featuring clever heroines and richly layered story lines. Before she was a writer, she was an academic librarian at some of the largest and smallest libraries in America, but her favorite is the continually growing library in her own home. Her novels have won the RITA and Christy Awards and have appeared on the CBA bestsellers list. She lives in Orlando, Florida, with her husband, who graciously tolerates her intimidating stockpile of books. Learn more at www.elizabethcamden.com.