By Elizabeth Camden
Telegraph operator Lucy Drake is a master of Morse code and has made herself a valuable asset to the Associated Press news agency. But the sudden arrival of Sir Colin Beckwith at rival British news agency Reuters puts her hard-earned livelihood at risk. Colin is talented, handsome, insufferably charming–and keeping a secret that jeopardizes his reputation.
Despite their rivalry, Lucy can’t deny that Colin has the connections she needs to give her family an edge in the long legal battle they’ve been waging over their rightful inheritance. But when she negotiates an unlikely alliance with him, the web of treachery they dive into proves to be far more dangerous than they ever could have known.
(Back cover summary from Bethany House.)
A Dangerous Legacy has all of the elements that readers have come to expect from Elizabeth Camden: strong and intelligent heroes and heroines, a compelling and intricate plot, and rich historical detail.
Colin and Lucy are drawn to each other, but their attraction is doomed for failure. Colin needs an heiress’s fortune to repair his ancient family home and Lucy’s pursuit of her family’s 40-year-old lawsuit has kept her from any lasting relationship. This book is full of twists and turns, and its ending was somewhat surprising. It teaches a good lesson on what’s truly important and holding on and letting go.
This book had all the earmarks to be an enthralling read, but I just couldn’t get into it. The ending felt like it dragged out as well. More than anything, I was interested in the history that this book brought in. Other readers I’m sure will love A Dangerous Legacy. However, it just didn’t resonate with me.
About the Author
Elizabeth Camden is the author of ten historical novels and two historical novellas and has been honored with both the RITA Award and the Christy Award. With a master’s in history and a master’s in library science, she is a research librarian by day and scribbles away on her next novel by night. She lives with her husband in Florida. Learn more at http://www.elizabethcamden.com.
(Biography from Bethany House)
I was provided a copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions expressed are my own.