Lucy Drake’s mastery of Morse code has made her a valuable asset to the American news agencies as a telegrapher. But the sudden arrival of Sir Colin Beckwith at rival British news agency Reuters puts her hard-earned livelihood at risk. Newly arrived from London, Colin is talented, handsome, and insufferably charming.
Despite their rivalry, Lucy realizes Colin’s connections could be just what her family needs to turn the tide of their long legal battle over the fortune they were swindled out of forty years ago. When she negotiates an unlikely alliance with him, neither of them realizes how far the web of treachery they’re wading into will take them.
Elizabeth Camdens novels always have the ability to transport me to another time and place completely. I really enjoyed the setting and time period of this novel. Her books are unique in that I always feel like I am learning a bit of history in an effortless way. This story really brought two things to my attention from the time period. The first was the way news was sent and received and how much work went into getting information to the newspapers. It was fascinating to read about! The second was the water system during that time period and the challenges that families living in high rise apartments faced without clean water. Reading about these things through the life and experiences of the characters in this book was definietly eye opening. As far as the story itself, I didn’t really connect with this story or the characters. Perhaps it just wasn’t for me. I feel that the book was well written, and the setting was intriguing, but I had trouble identifying with the main characters or sympathizing much with thier cause. Right and wrong was a little blurred for each of these characters and I had trouble with that. This book was however, filled with twists, turns and excitement. I am a huge fan of Elizabeth Camden and have loved most of her previous novels, so I am looking forward to checking out her next book when it releases.
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