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Romanian Michael Dobrescu acted swiftly to save his sister, Mirela, and now he and his small entourage occupy the Massachusetts home willed to him years ago. Professor Sawyer, a perfectionist inventor, and his daughter, Libby, are vacationing at their summer beach house when they receive word first that gypsies have moved into their house and then that there is some doubt as to their ownership. When Libby arrives at the house to remove treasured personal possessions, she is charmed by Michael’s two young sons and Mirela but enraged by Michael, a plainspoken soldier who is also a skilled perfumer and farmer. Soon, however, Libby feels compelled to help them because the town sides with the Sawyers, refusing to even sell the Dobrescus food. Camden’s stand-alone inspirational historical romance addresses such social issues as prejudice, illiteracy, and the dearth of options open to women in the late nineteenth century. Camden also entrances readers with vibrantly drawn characters and intriguing plot twists to create a tenderly evocative novel. --Lynne Welch
In the small town of Colden, Massachusetts, Libby Sawyer leads a quiet, predictable life. Yet beneath the surface, she is haunted by a secret.
Newly arrived on American shores, Michael Dobrescu is far from predictable, and his arrival in Colden is anything but quiet. Michael's shocking claim to be the rightful owner of Libby's father's house immediately alienates him from the appalled citizens of Colden.
Despite her own outrage, Libby is unwittingly fascinated by this enigmatic man who seems equally intrigued by her. As the court's decision about the house looms and the layers of mystery surrounding Michael's past are unveiled, Libby's loyalties are tested in ways she never imagined.
"Camden's stand-alone inspirational historical romance addresses such social
issues as prejudice, illiteracy, and the dearth of options open to women in the late nineteenth century. Camden also entrances readers with vibrantly drawn characters and intriguing plot twists to create a
tenderly evocative novel." --Booklist
"Camden's second evangelical historical romance (after The Lady of Bolton Hill) successfully combines suspenseful intrigue with a lively, unpredictable love story." --Library Journal
Great unique story with lots of unexpected twists and turns. Made my family wait while I finished the last few chapters. Will definitely be looking of more from this author.Published 19 days ago by Fosalyer
very difficult to judge this book as I generally like Elizabeth Camden’s books but became really impatient with this book.
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Wonderful story!! Loved the time period this took place. Look forward to reading more books by this author in the near future.Published 3 months ago by gravec
I enjoyed the diversity of the characters and the interesting back story. It flowed effortlessly and I couldn't put it down.Published 4 months ago by Nicole Baron
I didn't want the story to end. A very compelling story. I can't wait to read another story by Elizabeth Camden.Published 4 months ago by Elizabeth
I really liked the characters, especially the hero. It was a nice change to have a hero who /wasn't/ a duke.Published 4 months ago by Merry
Michael burst into Libby's house and took it over, claiming it as his own while Libby and her father were away. Who is the rightful owner of the house on Winslow Street? Read morePublished 4 months ago by Loveagoodread