Book Review: Carved in Stone by Elizabeth Camden

About the Book:

Description

Her gilded world holds a deeply hidden secret.  

After years of tragedy, Gwen Kellerman now lives a quiet life as a botanist at an idyllic New York college. She largely ignores her status as heiress to the infamous Blackstone dynasty and hopes to keep her family’s heartbreak and scandal behind her. 

Patrick O’Neill survived a hardscrabble youth to become a lawyer for the downtrodden Irish immigrants in his community. He’s proud of his work, even though he struggles to afford his ramshackle law office. All that changes when he accepts a case that is sure to emphasize the Blackstones’ legacy of greed and corruption by resurrecting a thirty-year-old mystery.

Little does Patrick suspect that the Blackstones will launch their most sympathetic family member to derail him. Gwen is tasked with getting Patrick to drop the case, but the old mystery takes a shocking twist neither of them saw coming. Now, as they navigate a burgeoning attraction and growing danger, Patrick and Gwen will be forced to decide if the risk to the life they’ve always held dear is worth the reward.¬†

My Review:

This book took me by surprise, as it totally kept me on my toes with the twists and turns. It felt different somehow, then other books by this author, but once I got into the flow of the story, I enjoyed it completely. What I especially enjoy about this authors books, is her talent to weave history into every part of the story. It is almost as if the characters become secondary to the history without feeling like you read a history book. This book was no different in that regard. You can feel the pain of the Irish immigrants, but at the same time the plight of being trapped by society in the wealthy circles.

I obtained this book from the publisher and all opinions contained herein are my own. You can purchase this book from any bookseller or Amazon. Carved in Stone Release date is scheduled for August 31st, 2021.

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