From This Moment by Elizabeth Camden
Today, you get two the price of one. Well, more accurately, two reviews in one spot. I have been a fan of Elizabeth Camden ever since I read Against the Tide a few years ago. Let’s face it, her covers are stunning. I loved Summer Dreams: A From This Moment novella (which by the way is free on Kindle at the moment). We meet Clyde Brixton, and cousins Evelyn and Romulus White.
Then, I went straight into reading From This Moment because of #teamromulus of course.
Her next release To the Farthest Shores is next and is in my teetering “to be read” pile.
From This Moment is full of skullduggery and there is a murder to solve. We get to know Romulus’s story (swoon) and find out more about Clyde.
The whole murder mystery thing had me on edge, but unlike some other suspense mysteries, this one has plenty of romance to make this little reader happy. Although there is plenty of suspense, mystery and plot twists, I loved it—I think I chewed a nail or two. Phwew!
The book is set in Boston and I love how Elizabeth Camden brings the city alive. I love it, even more, when I learn more about the history of a place through a story. In this case, I learned more about the construction of the subway system in Boston, this book starts in March 1897.
Anyway, I found Romulus to be charming and wonderfully unique, yet somewhat insecure.
I’d suggest though that you too read the novella first. It really is good to know their backstory.
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Melony Teague is a freelance writer who believes everyone has a story to tell and each story is unique and sometimes wilder than fiction. She loves to uncover the good news in society and writes human interest and community pieces. As co-author of As the Ink Flows, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words. In her spare time, she reviews books and interviews authors. These reviews can be found right here on her website. Melony Teague was born in South Africa and immigrated to Canada. She now lives in Toronto with her husband and their two children and two cats.
As the Ink Flows is a devotional by writers for writers, integrating the craft of working with words with the faith of people of the Word to deepen, sustain, and expand ministry in the world. This collection of 90 devotions features a focus Scripture, a brief meditation on the text and the writing experience, and a prompt for personal reflection and creative response. Written by five members of a Christian writers’ group, As the Ink Flows offers inspiration and encouragement for writers and speakers who want to connect their convictions and their craft for the glory of God and the equipping of God’s people. Published by Judson Press, April 1, 2016.