As a biochemist in early 1900s New York, Doctor Rosalind Werner has dedicated her life to the crusade against water-borne diseases. She is at the forefront of a groundbreaking technology that will change the way water is delivered to every household in the city--but only if she can get people to believe in her work. Newly appointed Commissioner of Water for New York Nickolas Drake is highly skeptical of Rosalind and her team's techniques. When a brewing court case throws him into direct confrontation with her, he is surprised by his reaction to the lovely scientist.While Rosalind and Nick wage a private war against their own attraction, they stand firmly on opposite sides of a battle that will impact far more than just their own lives. As the controversy grows more public and inflammatory and Rosalind becomes the target of an unknown enemy, these two rivals will face higher stakes than they ever could have known....
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A Daring Venture (Empire State #2) Reviews
A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden is the second novel in An Empire State Novel series. It is June 1908 in Jersey City, New Jersey when Dr. John Lael and Dr. Rosalind Werner, a biochemist, get the verdict on a two-year court case for which they were consultants. They have ninety days to prove their case that chlorine can prevent waterborne diseases in the water supply. It is a controversial idea and people are against a toxic chemical being added to their drinking water. How can they prove chl ...more
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Every so often a novel arrives in my mailbox, a gentle reminder of the years I spent as a book blogger. I'm always grateful for these gifts but mostly I feel guilty because I haven't done much reading or reviewing lately. This weekend however, I had free time on my hands and happened to be in the middle of an inspy romance dry spell when a fresh new Elizabeth Camden novel arrived from the publisher (Camden has always been a must read for me).
The first thing that grab ...more
I'm not a fan of insta lust/love / kissing early on in books. I didn't care for this hero's temper and how nastily he lashed out and I definitely don't plan to read the next book because the heroine in that book is a character in this one who I didn't care for. Don't like her.
It's really a shame because this had the typical brilliant Camden heroine and the historic story alone was interesting by itself without the other added stuff. Disappointed.
I really enjoyed this latest book from Camden. My favorite part of her books is how well researched they are and how she uses actual historical events and happenings to create her stories. It is so intriguing to see how things came about even set in a fictional world of one of her novels because I know that it is all based on real life.
I always enjoy strong females in my books so I was thrilled with a female biochemist! I'm not a science person, but I can still appreciate that she was breaking i ...more
Another winner! I've never read an Elizabeth Camden book I didn't like... just sayin'...
The overall story was good and I liked getting to know both Rosalind and Nicholas. I felt a kinship with Nick and his desire to be connected with his family and always want to see the good in everyone. The romance was realistic and shows the dangers of falling too hard, too quickly.
This book actually made me say to my husband that we need to have our well water tested to make sure it is safe to drink. The aut ...more
One of my most anticipated releases every year is the new Elizabeth Camden novel. Last year's A Dangerous Legacy was one of my favorite historical reads and I got so excited when I saw that there was going to be a sequel featuring Lucy's brother Nick as the main character.
A Daring Venture was so great. It was fascinating and so interesting learning about water purification in the early 1900's. I love how Camden can take obscure and oft forgotten subjects in history and create such intriguing and ...more
This was a surprisingly good book. I had never read this author and I wanted to check her out. I was more than impressed with the writing and the story.
Chlorination in our water supply is something we all expect and we think nothing about it. This story reminded me that it wasn’t always that way. I learned a great deal about the struggles scientist went through in an effort to provide safe drinking water for all.
As the relationship started between Rosalind and Nick I assumed it was going to be t ...more
So, if the cover and the beautiful hair adornments on the front of this book were not enough to get you to pick it up, you have to pick it up for the history. I never knew plumbing, and the chemistry of the purification of water could be so interesting. I mean, forget history books, put a few more of these on the shelves and history is fascinating.
Was there a storyline besides that? Oh, of course. What is a book without a storyline? Well, a textbook, but this was no textbook. I found myself want ...more