Elizabeth Camden has done it again! She’s created lovable historical characters and made the past seem so tangible that I half-expected to look up from this novel and find myself in 1897 Boston. From This Moment‘s Stella and Romulus are colorful and passionate and such fun to watch (so to speak).
Editor Romulus White has been chasing artist Stella West for years. He’s desperate to establish his magazine as the world’s premier scientific publication, and Stella’s talent shining from the pages would be its crowning jewel. Stella has repeatedly declined Romulus’s offers, content to remain abroad in London and never step foot in America. But then Romulus crosses paths with Stella – in Boston.
Stella once swore never to leave her life in London, but then her beloved sister dies in Boston. Suspicious, Stella believes she was murdered and crosses the Atlantic to prove it. Hoping to convince Stella to join his staff, Romulus agrees to help her. Neither anticipates the danger stalking Stella or the romantic feelings that begin to grow between them!
I loved this story. It was full of Romulus’s editorial work, Stella’s art, and a hefty helping of mystery and romance and discovery. Add in the history of 1800s Boston, and this was a fascinating read. Elizabeth Camden is excellent at historical fiction, and you’ll fall in love with her characters!
From This Moment releases June 7th!
My rating: 4/5 stars
Recommended for: fans of Elizabeth Camden’s novels; those who enjoy a mix of history, mystery, faith and romance in their fiction choices; those who love delving into the past through a good story
Note: I received a copy of this novel from Bethany House Publishers via NetGalley.