Wednesday, June 8, 2011

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Lady of Bolton Hill
Bethany House (June 1, 2011)
Elizabeth Camden


A research librarian and associate professor, Elizabeth Camden has a master’s in history from the University of Virginia and a master’s in library science from Indiana University. She has published several articles for academic publications and is the author of four nonfiction history books. Her ongoing fascination with history and love of literature have led her to write inspirational fiction. Elizabeth lives with her husband in central Florida.

A word from Elizabeth: I am a college librarian in central Florida by day, but by night I can be found pounding out inspirational historical novels the moment the sun goes down. I love writing books about fiercely intelligent people who are confronted with profound challenges. As a rather introverted person, I have found that writing is the best way for me to share my faith and a sense of resilience with others.

As for who I am? I love old Hitchcock films, the hour before sunset, a long, sweaty run through the Florida countryside, and a glass of good wine. After spending my entire adult life on a college campus (either as a student or a librarian) I have finally been able to pursue my ultimate goal of writing professionally.


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 once 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.

When Clara Endicott and Daniel Tremain's worlds collide after twelve years apart, the spark that was once between them immediately reignites into a romance neither of them thought possible.

But time has changed them both.

Daniel is an industrial titan with powerful enemies. Clara is an idealistic journalist determined to defend underprivileged workers.

Can they withstand the cost of their convictions while their hearts, and lives, hang in the balance?

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Lady of Bolton Hill, go HERE.


Elle Strauss said...

Sounds like a really enjoyable read!

Cheryl Klarich said...

Elle, I plan on writing a personal review. It's really good so far!

My daughter Elsa really liked it too...

To be continued! :)

Suzie Johnson said...

This sounds like a great book, Cheryl. I know one of the Inkys is reading it as well. I think I will, too, because I'm intrigued by the heroine's occupation. One of my heroines is also a journalist - in the 1880s.

I really enjoyed reading about the author, too.

Jill Kemerer said...

What a beautiful cover. Swoon-worthy!

Cheryl Klarich said...

Hi Suzie! I think you'll LOVE this one. Elizabeth Camden's research is flawless and is a great story teller.
Kind of a fun Alexander Dumas style- lots of twists and turns!

Jill. Hi!!
You won't be disappointed; The Lady of Bolton Hill is a winner!


Terri Tiffany said...

A fellow Floridian! I bet with her background in research it is great!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Cheryl...this sounds like another wonderful read.

I read the first two chapters of 'The Unlikely Suitor' on your blog and I loved it. I am hoping to get my hands on the book.

Cheryl Klarich said...

Hi Terri,
I was genuinely surprised at just how good this book was. I wanted to write a personal review, but am in the throes of trying to leave for Boston for a week! Kids are home or coming home from college. (Praise God!)

But I do want to get the word out about this book- I know you'll love it!

Rachna, so good to you stop by!!! Yup, I'm sure that you will enjoy "An Unlikely Suitor" as well. I love your posts on writing and the writing life.


Jennifer Shirk said...

I can't wait for your review! The blurb sounds really good and the cover is gorgeous.

Cheryl Klarich said...

Hi Jennifer! Yup, I got sidetracked by stuff, but I can't wait to finnish this book! I'm getting there, then will start another promising book called "The Sweetest Thing".... one thing at a time, right?