The Lady of Bolton Hill (Thorndike Press Large Print Christian Historical Fiction)
The Lady of Bolton Hill - Thorndike Press Large Print Christian Historical Fiction Author:Elizabeth Camden Female journalists are rare in 1879, but American-born Clara Endicott has finally made a name for herself with her provocative articles championing London's poor. When the backlash from her work forces a return home to Baltimore, Clara finds herself face-to-face with a childhood sweetheart who is no longer the impoverished factory worker she onc... more »e knew. In her absence, Daniel Tremain has become a powerful industry giant and Clara finds him as enigmatic as ever. However, Daniel's success is fueled by resentment from past wounds and Clara's deeply-held beliefs about God's grace force Daniel to confront his own motives. When Clara's very life is endangered by one of Daniel's adversaries, they must face a reckoning neither of them ever could have foreseen.« less
Elizabeth Camden is just about the only "inspirational" author I read for the following reasons: Really interesting plots. Her characters are nuanced and well developed. The heroines are independent women with careers. The heroines fall in love based on the hero's actions and character, not instant, mindless lust. The historical details are well integrated into the plot. The settings(both location and time period) are unusual, for instance this one is set in Baltimore during the early Industrial era. One of the secondary characters in this book is the hero of a later book, Against the Tide, which I think is even better than this book. 3.5 stars.