Monday, February 20, 2012

The Rose of Winslow Street by Elizabeth Camden

4.5 out of 5 stars


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.


The Rose of Winslow Street, Elizabeth Camden's second novel, is a book that will enthrall readers and keep them hooked until they reach that last word of this story. There is never a dull moment in this book.

The characters in this book are unique, and everything about them breaks away from the stereotypical characters we normally find in romances. These characters have multiple layers that give them depth and intrigue the reader.

I love how this book contains a mystery that evokes the imagination. I found myself just as anxious as the characters in unraveling it. 

Everything about this novel is truly unique; the plot, the characters, the mystery, and even the history. All of it is absolutely fascinating!

I wish the author would have included a note to the reader to provide background on how many of the historical facts she used are true. After reading this novel, I definitely want to learn more about the Romanian history and where she gleaned this information from to create such a compelling story. 

I definitely recommend The Rose of Winslow Street. It contains excellent writing, and readers who loved her first novel, will not be disappointed with this one. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. 

About the Author 

A research librarian and associate professor, Elizabeth Camden has a master's in history from the University of Virginia and a master's in library science from Indiana University. She has published several articles for academic publications and is the author of four nonfiction history books. Her ongoing fascination with history and love of literature have led her to write inspirational fiction. Elizabeth lives with her husband in Orlando, Florida. 

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Available from Bethany House Publishers in eBook and print formats

Read the First Chapter 

The Rose of Winslow Street

from Elizabeth Camden

Against the Tide 

For her special announcement about this book, read her latest blog post


  1. I just finished this book a couple of days ago and absolutely loved it. I will be looking for more of Elizabeth's books.
    I highly recommend "The Rose of Winslow Street."

  2. Yes, it's a very good book. I'm looking forward to her newest one coming out in October. I'm practically counting down the days until that one.


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