Wednesday, January 4, 2012

CFBA Book Review: The Rose of Winslow Street

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Rose of Winslow Street
Bethany House (January 1, 2012)

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.


The last thing Libby Sawyer and her father expected upon their return from their summer home was to find strangers inhabiting a house that had been in their family for decades. Widower Michael Dobrescu brought his family from Romania to the town of Colden, Massachusetts with a singular purpose: to claim the house willed to him long ago. Since neither party has any intention of giving up their claim, a fierce legal battle ensues between the two families.

When important documents go missing from the house, Libby suspects Michael is the culprit. Determined to discover the truth behind the stolen papers, Libby investigates, only to find more layers of mystery surrounding Michael and his family. Despite their rivalry, Libby finds herself developing feelings for this man with the mysterious past.

As a decision about the house looms in the courts, Libby must weigh the risks of choosing to remain loyal to her family or give her heart to a man whose intentions and affections are less than certain.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Rose of Winslow Street, go HERE.

This book was one that I whizzed right through, a very entertaining read and different from many of the books I've read lately.  I loved how Libby is able to befriend Michael and his family despite the fact that they moved themselves into her home while Libby and her father were away.  Michael really is a humorous character and you simply can't help but love him!

As you read you just know there has to be a culprit somewhere and the true culprit is kept hidden pretty well...this is a book you'll want to keep reading to see not only what Michael does next, but what Libby's family does next as well.  If you like a spirited read, you'll enjoy this book.


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