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From this Moment - Elizabeth Camden

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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About the Book

Stella West's artistic talent made her the toast of London, but when her beloved sister dies under mysterious circumstances she abandons everything and heads for Boston. With single-minded determination, she fights to pierce the ring of secrecy surrounding her sister's death. Upon meeting Romulus White, a publisher with connections into every important power circle in the city, she quickly realizes he could be a valuable ally in navigating Boston society.
Romulus has been pursuing Stella for years to create art for his magazine. Her luminous illustrations are the missing piece he needs to propel his magazine to the forefront of the industry, and he will stop at nothing to get her on board.
Famous firsts in American cities: First subway At 6 a.m. on Sept. 1, 1897, in Boston, more than 100 passengers climbed aboard the first train to travel through a tunnel. In its infancy, the first subway line in the United States provided passengers a 3 1/2-minute trip and cost 5 cents. The tunnel was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and is still in service today.
Famous firsts in American cities: First subway At 6 a.m. 
on Sept. 1, 1897, in Boston, more than 100 passengers 
climbed aboard the first train to travel through a tunnel. 
In its infancy, the first subway line in the United States 
provided passengers a 3 1/2-minute trip and cost 5 cents. 
The tunnel was designated a National Historic 
Landmark in 1964 and is still in service today. Pinterest
Sparks fly the instant they join forces, but Romulus is unsettled by the unwelcome attraction he feels toward Stella, fearing she might be the one woman who could disrupt his hard-won independence. He may have finally met his match in Stella, but is helping her solve the mystery of her sister's death worth the risk to his publishing empire?

My Thoughts
In 1897, Boston built America’s first subway.
Boston 1897 - Building America's
first subway. Pinterest

Historical romance with the added flare of a mysterious death. Who will be brought to justice for the wrongs committed? 

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. There were so many times that I sat with bated breath waiting to see what was going to happen. And when all the pieces started to come together I exclaimed out loud several times, "WHAT!?!?!?!" (Much to my husband's amusement.) 

Without giving away any spoilers...I just need to say that I may have wanted to purse whomp SEVERAL of the characters along the way. But I love how Elizabeth Camden portrays the human nature. We are flawed creatures and we must constantly grow and learn and change. Large egos, pig-headedness, battles of wills, forgiveness, and passion can all be found in the relationships between our characters. 

Plagued with the nightmares of the past, Stella is relentless to find the answers she needs. Stella's commitment to her family is admirable. However, the way she goes about getting stuff done....Is not wholly recommended.  

Filled with danger and intrigue, mysterious men and imposters, From this Moment will take you back to one of the most memorable times in our country's history. Above all we are reminded that the Lord is always with us, protecting us and guiding us. 

This review is based on the audiobook edition of From this Moment which I borrowed from my local library. I did receive a complimentary PRINT copy of From this Moment. I was not required to write a review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.


An explosion at the corner of Tremont and Boylston during the construction of the Tremont Street Subway on March 4, 1897.  Photo courtesy of...
An explosion at the corner of Tremont and Boylston during the construction of the Tremont Street Subway on March 4, 1897. Pinterest



About the Author
Elizabeth Camden is a research librarian at a small college in central Florida. Her novels have won the coveted RITA and Christy Awards. 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.





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