Friday, 13 January 2012
Book Review - The Rose of Winslow Street by Elizabeth Camden
In the small town of Colden, Massachusetts, Libby Sawyer leads a quiet, predictable life. Yet beneath the surface, she is haunted by a secret.
Newly arrived on American shores, Michael Dobrescu is far from predictable, and his arrival in Colden is anything but quiet. Michael's shocking claim to be the rightful owner of Libby's father's house immediately alienates him from the appalled citizens of Colden.
Despite her own outrage, Libby is unwittingly fascinated by this enigmatic man who seems equally intrigued by her. As the court's decision about the house looms and the layers of mystery surrounding Michael's past are unveiled, Libby's loyalties are tested in ways she never imagined.
My review: This story was a bit odd. The main plot need a fair amount of explaination. It was still a tad confusing and unbelievable. I wasn't sure who I should be rooting for. It was difficult at times to keep reading. I thought there were a few missed opportunities, such as the Professor possibly proving the nuns with new machinery. It was an ok read - not sure I would recomment it though.
"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".