The last thing Libby Sawyer and her father expected upon their return from their summer home was to find strangers inhabiting a house that had been in their family for decades. Widower Michael Dobrescu brought his family from Romania to the town of Colden, Massachusetts with a singular purpose: to claim the house willed to him long ago. Since neither party has any intention of giving up their claim, a fierce legal battle ensues between the two families.
When important documents go missing from the house, Libby suspects Michael is the culprit. Determined to discover the truth behind the stolen papers, Libby investigates, only to find more layers of mystery surrounding Michael and his family. Despite their rivalry, Libby finds herself developing feelings for this man with the mysterious past.
As a decision about the house looms in the courts, Libby must weigh the risks of choosing to remain loyal to her family or give her heart to a man whose intentions and affections are less than certain.
After my experience with the last Elizabeth Camden book, I knew I’d need to set aside an afternoon for this — once you pick it up, it is hard to put down. The Rose of Winslow Street certainly held up to that expectation!
While the beginning was a tad slow and the hero, Michael, a bit gruff at first, Camden turns everything on its head as she slowly reveals a web of secrets and twists you might not expect.
The Guilded Era is more and more popular, but I have yet to stumble upon a story as fresh and original as this. Camden creates a truly unique story that CBA hasn’t seen before (to my knowledge!). This book is a pure joy to read. There are flaws in every character and yet a fire and passion behind every page.
I couldn’t sing enough praise for Camden’s first book, but I dare say this one is even better. Prepare for some intrigue, laughter and romance. The Rose of Winslow Street does not disappoint.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book by Bethany House publishers in exchange for my honest review.