Despite their rivalry, Lucy realizes Colin's connections could be just what her family needs to turn the tide of their long legal battle over the fortune they were swindled out of forty years ago. When she negotiates an unlikely alliance with him, neither of them realizes how far the web of treachery they're wading into will take them.
Reviewer: Rebecca Maney
"Colin remained motionless for a full minute after the door slammed. Lucy Drake was as attractive as he remembered. He wished she wasn't."
Battling decades of law suits regarding the rights to a family invention, Lucy Drake and her brother Nicholas, are exhausted with their attempts for full disclosure and justifiable inheritance. As a telegraph operator with the Associated Press, Lucy discovers an unlikely ally within the rival British news agency Reuters, a Sir Colin Beckwith, when information crosses her desk regarding potential criminal activity instigated by her estranged uncle.
In spite of the magnetism of attraction that flares between the two almost immediately, Colin is fighting his own dragons; his inheritance, a once fine English estate, needs an infusion of thousands of dollars to keep it from disintegrating; thus, demanding that he marry an heiress, which at the moment, Lucy is not.
As Lucy and Colin engage in covert investigative jaunts, the depth of danger substantially increases; someone is watching their every move and is quite determined that the truth remain cloaked underneath a heavy veil of lies. Elizabeth Camden has penned an intriguing story, introducing characters who display an amazing array of courageous qualities.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions stated above are entirely my own.
Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
I always enjoy a novel written by Elizabeth Camden and once again she did not disappoint.
The characters were well developed and the title of the book definitely fits what the story is all about. It was very hard to put down. I was rooting for Lucy and her brother and hoping that Colin would see that Lucy was the right woman for him, rather than chasing after rich heiresses. The story is absolutely riveting with lots of intrigue, suspense and danger. But what disappointed me about this novel was that it had no message of the saving power of Jesus Christ. This was supposed to be a Christian book, but if God was mentioned at all, it was almost as an afterthought.
While Lucy and Colin both grew and proved that there is more to life than money, God seemed to have played no part in their growth. There was mention of talent being a gift from God and that using it to better the lives of others was like God smiling at you. But it was not something that was at the core of this book.
If you want a good, clean read that will keep you captive this is a great book. If you are looking for a Christian book that has a message of faith or redemption, however, this is not it.
Book provided courtesy of Baker Publishing and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.