Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Lady of Bolton Hill by Elizabeth Camden

I had the opportunity, through Bethany House Book Reviewers, to read and review The Lady of Bolton Hill by Elizabeth Camden.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
When Clara Endicott and Daniel Tremain's worlds collide after twelve years apart, the spark that was once between them immediately reignites. But time has changed them both. As they face a painful reckoning, can they withstand the cost of their convictions while their hearts--and lives--hang in the balance?

MY THOUGHTS:
I’m going through a string of books right now that just aren’t holding my interest. The back cover teaser sound so good…the covers look so pretty, but I’m coming away disappointed in the stories.

The Lady of Bolton Hill was just…
different. I didn’t see much ‘lady’ in Clara – except that she came from a wealthy family and wore beautiful gowns. She was quite outspoken – being a journalist, and – of age or not – downright disrespectful to her father. Daniel’s hatred and anger screams across the pages and makes it very hard to like him, even knowing the reason behind his bitterness.

And then there’s the opium storyline…what?! I couldn’t understand why it was included, and yet it was the main focus for the climax. I never understood what the Professor wanted from Daniel (or who the Professor actually was)? I’m glad Bane was able to escape, but, again…I just couldn’t connect what the cronies of the drug underworld had to do with Clara or Daniel?

That part was all just…um…icky. I just didn’t like it.

Pretty cover, but The Lady of Bolton Hill had too many conflicting, disagreeable characters and subjects that did not meld into a seamless, enjoyable story for me.

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Thank you to Elizabeth, through Jim Hart and Bethany House Book Reviewers, for sending me a copy to read and review!

Also reviewed on Amazon and Christianbook.

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