Book Review: Into the Whirlwind

elizabeth camden Description:

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 Review:

Oh my word. Elizabeth Camden just gets better with every book she writes. (Check out my raving reviews of Against the Tide, Rose of Winslow Street, and The Lady of Bolton Hill.)

This book is full of action and romance that never really lets you catch your breath. Thus, clear your calendar if you plan to “just read a few pages.” (You’re welcome for the handy tip.)

Both the hero and heroine are dynamic characters with secrets, flaws and virtues that will make you root for them.

As a history buff, the perspective of Chicago after the devastating fire was fascinating and a delightful twist on a familiar plotline. Of course, Camden’s writing and style are not familiar — they are beyond excellent and a true joy to absorb.

Waiting anxiously for her next one!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion. 


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