A Desperate Hope
(Empire State #3)
By Elizabeth Camden
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 352 Pages
February 5th 2019 by Bethany House Publishers
Eloise Drake’s prim demeanor hides the turbulent past she believes is finally behind her. A mathematical genius, she’s now a successful accountant for the largest engineering project in 1908 New York. But to her dismay, her new position puts her back in the path of the man responsible for her deepest heartbreak.
Alex Duval is the mayor of a town about to be wiped off the map. The state plans to flood the entire valley where his town sits in order to build a new reservoir, and Alex is stunned to discover the woman he once loved on the team charged with the demolition. With his world crumbling around him, Alex devises a risky plan to save his town–but he needs Eloise’s help to succeed.
Alex is determined to win back the woman he thought he’d lost forever, but even their combined ingenuity may not be enough to overcome the odds against them.
This is an excellent piece of historical fiction.
The time period and characters are superbly portrayed.
From the beginning, I was hooked. Eloise and Alex…young love. Their relationship was their everything. Then…they are discovered and torn apart. That is the prologue.
The story continues twelve years later. Their paths cross once again…but they are on opposite sides of a big project.
Eloise is now a CPA. She is all business and no-nonsense. She is determined to not let her emotions rule her, or allow Alex’s impulsiveness to sway her from her determined plan of action.
The town of Duvall Springs. It is to be demolished. Alex is desperate to save his town. And it has always held a special place in Eloise’s heart….
The twists and turns of this story will keep you reading…surprising events take place, seemingly unbelievable happenings, but the story keeps going…you will be turning pages as quickly as possible. I loved the story. I loved how the author wove it all together and made it come to life.
There is also a bit of mystery involved. And it all wraps up so well into a wonderful story.
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About the Author
Elizabeth Camden is the author of twelve historical novels and two historical novellas and has been honored with both the RITA Award and the Christy Award. With a master’s in history and a master’s in library science, she is a research librarian by day and scribbles away on her next novel by night. She lives with her husband in Florida.
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