Elizabeth Camden is most definitely one of my favorite authors of Historical fiction. Her latest, From this Moment, is another winner. First of all, look at that cover. Isn’t it gorgeous?
Renowned artist, Stella West, has left her life in London and traveled across the sea to Boston in search of the truth. There is more to her sister’s death than an accident and if the police aren’t willing to search out the truth, then she will. Romulus White has tried for years to hire Stella as an illustrator for his magazine to no avail. Yet, when he learns she is in Boston, he is going to seek her out and make her an offer she can’t refuse. When Stella learns of his connections to Boston high society, she knows she can use him to help her find out the truth of what happened to her sister.
What I found most interesting about this book was that both characters walked the fine line of being unlikable. Both are sure of themselves, almost to the point of egotistical, and both are a little selfish. But Camden handles these characters well, making her readers root for them.
The interaction between Stella and Romulus are often humorous, at the very least, they will put a smile on your face. And while both are fighting their unwanted attraction for the other, neither is exactly sure what it means for their future.
Add in Romulus’s business partner and cousin with her strained marriage, and readers get a well-rounded story. In the end, every single character experiences growth and learns from the others around them. Each person has to come to terms with their faults, both in their personalities and in their relationships, and determine how to improve.
Don’t miss another great story from Elizabeth Camden.
***Bethany House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. All opinions expressed are my own.