Thursday, August 2, 2012

A Writer's Review of “The Rose of Winslow Street" by Elizabeth Camden

It took me a while to get into Elizabeth Camdens The Rose of Winslow Street, but boy am I glad I pushed through the first few chapters. I was a little put off by not knowing who to trust. Having immigrants from Romania stealing the heroine’s house on the first page was quite an interesting way to start a book. 

At first I didn’t like Michael Dobrescu ... but I’ve come to realize that when an author is able to take me from not even liking a character to absolutely loving him throughout the book—those usually  end up being my favorite books! I adored getting to know Liberty Sawyer from page one and was very skeptical whether Michael could deserve her. 
 And oh, dont worry. He definitely did. 
I love Elizabeth Camden’s writing style, and I loved this story. Nothing about it was normal. I thought it was interesting that we didn’t see any kissing from Libby’s POV—when those would have been her first kisses in her life at the age of twenty-eight. It was always, “He kissed her...” quickly executed, and simple.  
I loved Mirela’s thread throughout the story—we did see her POV twice. It often bothers me when an author will write strictly from hero and heroine... and then suddenly there’s someone else too. But I adored her character and was heart-broken for what she’d been through in her young life. She was a fighter, and one more reason I liked this book so much.

I give Elizabeth Camden's The Rose of Winslow Street 5 stars.


Susan said...

And here I sit still waiting to start it! I know I'm going to love it:) The hero intrigues me simply by what you wrote.

Melissa Tagg said...

Yay, I adored this book!! Fun to read your review of it. :)

Dawn Crandall said...

Thanks for commenting Susan and Melissa! And yes, Susan... we've been referring to this book in emails for weeks now... I think you should crack it open NEXT. :)