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 central Florida.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The last thing Libby Sawyer and her father expected upon their return from their summer home was to find strangers inhabiting a house that had been in their family for decades. Widower Michael Dobrescu brought his family from Romania to the town of Colden, Massachusetts with a singular purpose: to claim the house willed to him long ago. Since neither party has any intention of giving up their claim, a fierce legal battle ensues between the two families.
When important documents go missing from the house, Libby suspects Michael is the culprit. Determined to discover the truth behind the stolen papers, Libby investigates, only to find more layers of mystery surrounding Michael and his family. Despite their rivalry, Libby finds herself developing feelings for this man with the mysterious past.
As a decision about the house looms in the courts, Libby must weigh the risks of choosing to remain loyal to her family or give her heart to a man whose intentions and affections are less than certain.
My opinion: When cultures collide and historic documents get challenged, the result is nothing less than organized, spirited and sometimes very emotional chaos. I love a book that sets up strong characters with very detailed descriptions. The characters are well developed and the plot not predictable. You are caught from the very beginning with intense curiousity of “What’s in the box that must be guarded? and “Why is Mikhail so guarded?” Many books give away too much in the beginning chapters of a book, but “The Rose of Winslow” draws you in with more questions and suggestions than actual facts until you are already sucked into the characters lives. Great read!