Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Into the Whirlwind

Author: Elizabeth Camden
Publisher: Bethany House
August 2013
ISBN: 978-0764210242
Genre: Historical

As owner of the 57th Illinois Watch Company, Mollie Knox's future looks bright until the night the legendary Great Chicago Fire destroys her beloved city. With her world crumbling around her, Mollie will do whatever it takes to rebuild in the aftermath of the devastating fire.

Zack Kazmarek, an influential attorney for one of Chicago's finest department stores, is a force to be reckoned with among the city's most powerful citizens. Bold and shrewd, he's accustomed to getting exactly what he wants--until he meets Mollie Knox, the beguiling businesswoman just beyond his reach.

In the tumult as the people of Chicago race to rebuild a bigger and better city, Mollie comes face-to-face with the full force of Zack's character and influence. Zack believes this may finally be his chance to win her, but can Mollie ever accept this man and his whirlwind effect on her life, especially with her treasured company on the line?

INTO THE WHIRLWIND is a new novel by Ms. Camden. Set in 1871, it begins with a scene from the beginnings of the Great Chicago Fire, then backtracks six days to when Zack and Mollie have a business meeting and both of them “notice” each other for the first time.

I have no complaint with the writing. Ms. Camden is a very talented writer and she pays great attention to detail. However, I found the story very slow moving and I couldn’t connect with the characters at all.

I’ve read some of Ms. Camden’s books and loved them. I loved the premise of this story—the Great Chicago Fire.  But unfortunately, INTO THE WHIRLWIND was a miss for me.

However, don’t take my word for it. You may love this book. If you like historicals with strong business women, then INTO THE WHIRLWIND is a book to consider. $14.99. 384 pages

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