Clara Endicott is one of a rare breed; she is a female journalist in 1879. She has made a name for herself by writing about London’s poor and seeking reform, which lands her in a London jail. When she returns home to America, Clara finds herself reacquainted with her childhood sweetheart, Daniel Tremain, formerly a factory worker who now is a giant in the railroad transportation industry. A resentment from years past is eating Daniel alive and fueling his success, while at the same time, preventing him from going any further. Clara believes that God’s grace and forgiveness is the answer to Daniel having peace. But Daniel wants nothing to do with God. However, when one of Daniel’s enemies puts Clara’s life in danger, Daniel finds himself in a position he never thought he would be in. Will Daniel and Clara be able to get past the resentment and forge a new path together or will the differences from their past drive them apart?
The moment I started this book, I loved it. I did not want to put it down and go to bed or go to work. It was an amazing book and definitely one of the top books that I have read this year! I can’t wait to read Ms. Camden’s second book, The Rose of Winslow Street coming out in January.
I received this book from Elizabeth Camden for the purpose of this review.