(This book releases June 7, 2016)
I’m pretty sure author Elizabeth Camden can do no wrong in my eyes- I really enjoyed this book. “From this Moment” is historical fiction set around the construction of the first American subway, in Boston, Massachusetts. If that doesn’t sound too terribly thrilling, keep in mind that’s simply the setting (and it’s actually fascinating). The story itself holds a strong element of mystery surrounding the corruption of city officials and the death of the main character, Stella’s, sister. The plot centers on Stella’s quest to discover the truth about her sister’s death, and it is on this platform that Elizabeth Camden touches on themes like courage, humility and tragedy. As always, it is the dynamic characters that make Ms. Camden’s novels so engaging. While there’s an element of clean romance in this story such as you would expect from Christian fiction, “From this Moment” doesn’t convey any overtly “Christian” message. That’s fine with me, as I don’t read novels for spiritual growth (although it can happen). So, I’d say this book avoids feeling ‘religious’ and is just good, clean reading. It also leans more on the mystery and the history than it does on the romance side of things. I’d definitely recommend it to fellow historical fiction readers!
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.