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Book Giveaway: A Daring Venture

A daring venture picAs a biochemist in early 1900s New York, Doctor Rosalind Werner has dedicated her life to the crusade against waterborne diseases. She is at the forefront of a groundbreaking technology that will change the way water is delivered to every household in the city–but only if she can get people to believe in her work.

Newly appointed Commissioner of Water for New York, Nicholas Drake is highly skeptical of Rosalind and her team’s techniques. When a brewing court case throws him into direct confrontation with her, he is surprised by his reaction to the lovely scientist.

While Rosalind and Nick wage a private war against their own attraction, they stand firmly on opposite sides of a battle that will impact far more than just their own lives. As the controversy grows more public and inflammatory and Rosalind becomes the target of an unknown enemy, the odds stacked against these two rivals swiftly grow more insurmountable with every passing day.


Elizabeth Camden’s books never disappoint. She has a gift that enables her to bring a wonderful love story into a historical setting all the while teaching me something new in the process.  I loved the first book in this series, but don’t worry if you haven’t read it. The couple from the first book are mentioned in this book, but you will not be confused by the storyline if you haven’t read that book.  This book can stand on its own. The story is set in New Jersey and New York during the early 1900’s. You follow the story of how chlorine was first used in water. There is suspense, drama, and a bit of romance.

Her style of writing is engaging while it challenges you to really think about the story.  The story is full of twists and unexpected turns that left me turning the pages well into the night.

As much as I love Camden’s books and I really do love them! I did find this one a bit slow in spots. I felt like some of the explanations might be excessive, but once I got through the reading I realized why that information was important to the story. Once again Camden wrote a book that I’ll be thinking about for a while, she’s not only an amazing writer but also a gifted teacher.


I’d love to gift one of you with a copy of this novel.  To enter you have to do two things: Follow my blog (look to the left and enter your email address) and leave a comment telling me what your favorite type of fiction is to read.  Romance, Suspense, Mystery, Thriller, Historical? Or a combination like Historical Romance (which is my favorite!).  I look forward to reading your responses.

Contest ends: Friday, July 13th! 




7 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: A Daring Venture”

  1. I love to read historical romance, the Regency period being my favorite. I haven’t read the first book in this series (although I do own it) but I have read other books by Elizabeth Camden. Thanks for the giveaway!


  2. How can I possibly choose? I love historical, but I also love fantasy. I’ve also read quite a few cozy mysteries, and the classics are always great. I could go on and on!


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