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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Review: Into the Whirlwind by Elizabeth Camden

Into the Whirlwind by Elizabeth Camden
Bethany House / 2013
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:
As owner of the 57th Illinois Watch Company, Mollie Knox's future looks bright until the night the legendary Great Chicago Fire destroys her beloved city. With her world crumbling around her, Mollie will do whatever it takes to rebuild in the aftermath of the devastating fire.

Zack Kazmarek, an influential attorney for one of Chicago's finest department stores, is a force to be reckoned with among the city's most powerful citizens. Bold and shrewd, he's accustomed to getting exactly what he wants--until he meets Mollie Knox, the beguiling businesswoman just beyond his reach.

In the tumult as the people of Chicago race to rebuild a bigger and better city, Mollie comes face-to-face with the full force of Zack's character and influence. Zack believes this may finally be his chance to win her, but can Mollie ever accept this man and his whirlwind effect on her life, especially with her treasured company on the line?

My rating:
My thoughts:

Into the Whirlwind is the first of Elizabeth Camden's books I've read and I really enjoyed it! The author did a great job of portraying the Great Chicago Fire - the characters' emotions were so real and I felt like I was there!

The one downside for me were the characters. I liked them all fine, but Mollie definitely wasn't a favorite and I have mixed feeling about Zack. At first, I liked him, then I got a little frustrated by his actions...in the end, though, I really liked him and loved the things he did for Mollie. So sweet!

The history in this book was fantastic and I also loved the clock aspect in Into The Whirlwind. It was fascinating to get a glimpse into that world.

Overall, Into the Whirlwind was a very good historical read. I definitely plan on reading more of Camden's novels! I recommend it if you enjoy these types of books.

*I received a complimentary eBook copy of this book from NetGalley for my review. 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.*

1 comment:

  1. Dropped by for a visit today !

    Joelle @ http://angelswithattitudebookreviews-joelle.blogspot.com


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