Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Into The Whirlwind By Elizabeth Camden Book Review

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Title: Into The Whirlwind
Author: Elizabeth Camden
Source: Review Book
Number Of Pages: 380
ISBN: 978-0-7642-1024-2
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2013
Madi's Rating: 5 Out Of 5 Stars
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After her father's death, Mollie Knox takes over his watchmaking company and uses her head for business to solidify the good name of the 57th Illinois Watch Company. Her future looks bright until the night her beloved city is destroyed in the legendary Great Chicago Fire. With her world crumbling around her, Molly must do whatever it takes to save her company in the aftermath of the devastating fire.

Zack Kazmarek is an influential attorney with powerful ties to the political, mercantile, and ethnic roots of Chicago. His only weakness is Mollie Knox, a woman who has always been just beyond his reach. However, all bets are off after the fire destroys Chicago, and Mollie is in desperate need of assistance. Just as Zack finally begins to pursue the woman he loves, competition arises in the form of a hero from her past who can provide the help she needs to rise from the ashes.

While Mollie struggles to rebuild, the two men battle for her heart. One has always loved her, but the other has the power to save her. In the race to rebuild the city, can she survive with her business and her heart intact?
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 My reading list has been slowly growing, and I have gotten to the point where I try not to read things that I don't think that I will absolutely love simply because I don't have the time to waste on  2 or 3 star books when I have a 5 star book sitting on my shelf. Which is why I went for an Elizabeth Camden title. I simply adore her! This is third book of hers that I've read, and can't wait to read her other novels!  I can't think of a more accurate title for Into The Whirlwind. I started this book at about 1:15 p.m this afternoon, and here I am with a finished novel and a book review at 2:30 p.m the same day. It was THAT good. I just couldn't put it down!
Mollie Knox is a sensible business woman who always thinks before she acts. Everything in her life is well thought out and planned before she makes a decision.
Zack Kazmarek (what a mouthful!) is the exact opposite. Though a successful business man himself, he can often be reckless, and is known for acting on a whim.
Put the two together and you get swept into the whirlwind.
 When their town burns to the ground, and their homes and businesses were lost to them, the townspeople have no choice but to rebuild and give each other a fresh start. But no matter where you are, there will always be a rotten apple in the bunch. People get desperate, they steal, they kill and then they run. Not exactly the best way to deal with instant poverty, but hey, who's to say any of us would react differently? There may be bad people in this world, but there is always a remnant of faithful, hard workers, and the amount of kindness and compassion demonstrated in this story can be overwhelming. I love a story with a good moral, and Into The Whirlwind certainly is that. I can't recommend this book enough. If you can't get your hands on Into The Whirlwind,  then I encourage you to grab another novel by Camden. The Rose Of Winslow Street is one of my personal favorites.
 ~The Literary Maidens

1 comment:

  1. WOW! You probably set a record for how fast a person can read a novel, Mandi. ;)

    Glad you enjoyed this book so well - I have it preordered and cannot wait to read it. :)


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