Christian Fiction Blog Alliance .. The Rose of Winslow Street …by Elizabeth Camden

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingThe Rose of Winslow StreetBethany House (January 1, 2012)

byElizabeth CamdenABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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

My Thoughts on this book.


As Libby and her dad are at their usual summer vacationing spot, little did they know that someone was taking over their house on Winslow Street. The house her dad bought, renovated, and they have lived in for over 20 years.


Michael Dobrescu migrates from Romania to America in order to find safety for his family. He already has a deed to a house an uncle left him, but he’s not sure if it is vacant, or what will happen when he announces that he is the proud owner of this house.


My first impression of Michael was not a good one. In fact I really couldn’t stand him. The way he was written into the story to just come in and take over the house gives you that feeling. As I follow the story, I understand better why he thinks it is his right to just take over and move into this house on Winslow Street. By the end of the story, Michael ended up being one of my favorite characters. Though I really don’t think he handled the situation with the house correctly.


I just couldn’t help but like Libby’s character from the beginning. She just has that likeable personality. The read treat in this book was the attraction between Lilly and Michael, and that’s all I will say about it, so you can read it for yourself.


Libby and her father’s attitude about the situation was completely different. Her father hated Michael and his family, where Libby felt sorry for the sister and children and felt the Lord would have her help the family.


“The Rose of Winslow Street” was an absolute pleasure to read. The character were very well created and developed into believable characters that told their story so well. Having read Elizabeth Camden’s book “The Lady of Bolton Hill,” I was really anxious to read this one. Elizabeth is a wonderful story teller and I will sure be watching for her books in the future. I highly recommend this book for you to read and enjoy. Even if historical fiction is not your genre, I think you will love this wonderful story.


This book was provided by Bethany House through Christian Fiction Blog Alliance. I was not required or expected to give a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only



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