Wednesday, August 21, 2013

CFBA Review: Into The Whirlwind by:Elizabeth Camden

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Into the Whirlwind
Baker Publishing Group (August 15, 2013)
Elizabeth Camden


A research librarian and associate professor, Elizabeth Camden has a master’s in history from the University of Virginia and a master’s in library science from Indiana University. 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 in central Florida.


After her father's death, Mollie Knox takes over his watchmaking company and uses her head for business to solidify the good name of the 57th Illinois Watch Company. Her future looks bright until the night her beloved city is destroyed in the legendary Great Chicago Fire. With her world crumbling around her, Molly must do whatever it takes to save her company in the aftermath of the devastating fire.

Zack Kazmarek is an influential attorney with powerful ties to the political, mercantile, and ethnic roots of Chicago. His only weakness is Mollie Knox, a woman who has always been just beyond his reach. However, all bets are off after the fire destroys Chicago, and Mollie is in desperate need of assistance. Just as Zack finally begins to pursue the woman he loves, competition arises in the form of a hero from her past who can provide the help she needs to rise from the ashes.

While Mollie struggles to rebuild, the two men battle for her heart. One has always loved her, but the other has the power to save her. In the race to rebuild the city, can she survive with her business and her heart intact?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Into the Whirlwind, go HERE.

My Review:
 Mollie has been running her watch business by herself for the last three years, so why now would Zack and his boss try to buy her out? So Mollie starts going through all her old papers, she just happens to find the deed to some old land her father owned, which just happens to be where Zack's boss's department store sat. Mollie goes to talk to Zack at his town house not knowing as soon as she arrives a fire would soon start and blow a few things up.

 Zack has been in love with Mollie for the three years he's known her but he's not sure she feels the same. When a fire begins and everything starts burning up, he can't just let Mollie go out in it. So both Zack and Mollie head out to her old watch shop to get her equipment and watches. Getting there they find out Mollie's employees have already gotten the things on a train out of town. As they run through town trying to get back to Zack's town house, they come across a little girl named Sophie.

 Not being able to make it back to his house Zack, Mollie, Sophie, and her employees take refuge in a burnt church. Mollie sees this as a new beginning when she finds out Zack has loved her for a while. But will all this happiness end when Zack's Boss pursues her again or will Zack fight along with her to the very end???

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me for free for my honest review from CFBA.

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