Wednesday, June 8, 2016

From This Moment

For the last few months I have found myself searching for a new author to read.  When I received this book by Elizabeth Camden, I was excited to find out what type of writer she was.  I have now found another author I enjoy.  

"From This Moment" has all you could want in a story line:  intrigue, love, conflict, and reconciliation.  Elizabeth did a wonderful job developing Stella West's character,  a strong-willed and independent woman attempting to find her sister's murderer.    The story takes place during the late 1800's while Boston is in the middle of building their subway system. Despite Stella's independent nature, she finds herself needing the help of Romulus, editor of a prominent Boston magazine with connections to powerful people within the city's government, when she finds evidence of corruption connecting her sister's death with money funding the subway system.

As a secondary story line we meet Romulus' cousin, Evelyn, and her estranged husband.  As Evelyn and Clyde worked to heal past hurts we see them coming to the realization that they can't continue to blame each other, they each needed to own up to their own faults and failings in their relationship. 

For the most part I enjoyed the book.  I found myself trying to solve the mystery along with Stella, but also found myself wanting to tune out a little with the overt flirtations between Stella and Romulus.  Even though I understand that the flirtations were part of the romantic story between them, I found it distracting when I was working so hard in my mind to solve the mystery.  

I received this book from the publisher for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and do not reflect the opinions of the publisher.