Caroline Delacroix is at the pinnacle of Washington high society in her role as secretary to the first lady of the United States. But beneath the faade of her beauty, glamorous wardrobe, and dazzling personality, she’s hiding a terrible secret. If she cannot untangle a web of foreign espionage, her brother will face execution for treason.
Nathaniel Trask is the newly appointed head of the president’s Secret Service team. He is immediately suspicious of Caroline despite his overwhelming attraction to her quick wit and undeniable charm. Desperate to keep the president protected, Nathaniel must battle to keep his focus fully on his job as the threat to the president rises.
Amid the glamorous pageantry of Gilded Age Washington, DC, Caroline and Nathaniel will face adventure, danger, and heartbreak in a race against time that will span the continent and the depth of human emotion.
About The Author
Elizabeth Camden is best known for her historical novels set in gilded age America featuring clever heroines and richly layered storylines. Before she was a writer, she was an academic librarian at some of the largest and smallest libraries in America, but her favorite is the continually growing library in her own home. Her novels have won the RITA and Christy Award, and she lives in Florida with her husband who graciously tolerates her intimidating stockpile of books.
As I read the last page of A Gilded Lady I felt as though I had been on a historical trip of epic proportions. Elizabeth Camden doesn’t just write a story on the surface of the page, if you will. She writes the details of history deep into the covers of a book. She digs long and hard in the annuls of American history and comes up with stories that would make any patriot proud to live in this great country. She finds professions that do not quickly come to mind as a day to day job and uses them to fascinate her readers. The ins and outs of those trades will astound you and have you wishing you were some small part of them. I learned aspects of my American roots that I was never able to learn as a girl in school. If I had had Elizabeth Camden books back then, I would know a lot more facts now. Get your hands on this book when you can and indulge in it’s pages, savor the words, and learn more about God’s Grace as you read.
I was gifted a copy of this book by Netgalley and was under no obligation to post a review.
2 thoughts on “A Gilded Lady By: Elizabeth Camden”
And I cannot wait for Luke’s story!! I did love the opposites-attract story in this one.
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Me either! I loved the inside/behind the scenes history of the White House and President and First Lady in this story. I enjoyed the whole book, but the history was my favorite part.