Monday, February 20, 2012

The Rose of Winslow Street by Elizabeth Camden* A Review

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.

Paperback: 342 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (January 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764208950
ISBN-13: 978-0764208959
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces

Elizabeth Camden is a research librarian at a small college in central Florida. She 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 near Orlando, Florida.

She regularly posts about the joys of the book world at

My first book to read by Elizabeth Camden and I must say I love it. The Rose of Winslow Street is full of intrigue and suspense, but also compassion and forgiveness.
  Libby and her father live in a really nice big house, but she isn’t happy because she has tried to conquer something in her life and hasn’t been able to for as long as she can remember. Her father loves her, but can’t seem to forget that she isn’t perfect.
  Michael is from a different country, so why does he want to live in America and in Libby’s house. They (Michael and his family) take over Libby and her dad’s house while they are gone on vacation. So they hear about this and come home.
  You won’t believe all of the very interesting things that happen and my favorite part of the whole book is how Libby when the whole town turns against Michael and his family, Libby takes them food and befriends them as Christ wants all to do. It is hard for her because they invaded her home, took over everything she loves and destroyed one of the most precious things she loved.
  Why would this family come to America, take over something that belonged to someone else and change two families forever? You need to read this book The Rose of Winslow Street to find out.
  I highly recommend this book and think you would love to read it. Very interesting!

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Thank you to Bethany House for providing this book for review. 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


Jubilee Reviews said...

I won this book and am so excited to read it!

Lane Hill House said...

I love Peyton's photo. I would just like to hug him!!!

Pam K. said...

I enjoyed this book very much. I highly recommend it. It was the first book I read by Elizabeth but I want to read her first book and keep reading each one she writes.

Trinity Rose said...

She is a very good author and enjoyed her book.
Thanks Lane Hill House-I would like to hug Peyton right now too.