Saturday, August 17, 2013
INTO THE WHIRLWIND by Elizabeth Camden
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?
Mollie loves her job running the company that belonged to her father, making artisan watches for some of Chicago's elite. Then the great fire causes total chaos yet she is determind to rebuild. The last thing she needs is Zach Kazmarek, an attorney (whose ethics are in the gray area) that takes an interest in her and sends her into a whirlwind.
I enjoyed this wonderfully written story, you feel like you're in the midst of all the pandemonium with Camden's vivid detail. The characters struggle to regain a sense of normalcy as they go about rebuilding their city. There's romance and lots of action in this highly recommended historical novel. A pleasure to read!
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.