As a biochemist in early 1900s New York, Doctor Rosalind Werner has dedicated her life to the crusade against water-borne diseases. She is at the forefront of a groundbreaking technology that will change the way water is delivered to every household in the city--but only if she can get people to believe in her work. Newly appointed Commissioner of Water for New York Nickolas Drake is highly skeptical of Rosalind and her team's techniques. When a brewing court case throws him into direct confrontation with her, he is surprised by his reaction to the lovely scientist.While Rosalind and Nick wage a private war against their own attraction, they stand firmly on opposite sides of a battle that will impact far more than just their own lives. As the controversy grows more public and inflammatory and Rosalind becomes the target of an unknown enemy, these two rivals will face higher stakes than they ever could have known....
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A Daring Venture (Empire State #2) Reviews
When I read my first Elizabeth Camden book, I had no idea what to expect. Now...Five books later...I can say that the characters and the stories you will find on these pages are like nothing you have read before. Unique characters, settings, and plot...You will want to read all day long. And with A Daring Venture...that's exactly what I did. I listened to the audiobook while cleaning my house for 2 days straight...till I finished it. And I am only sad that I didn't get to spend more time with Ro ...more
Another winner! I've never read an Elizabeth Camden book I didn't like... just sayin'...
The overall story was good and I liked getting to know both Rosalind and Nicholas. I felt a kinship with Nick and his desire to be connected with his family and always want to see the good in everyone. The romance was realistic and shows the dangers of falling too hard, too quickly.
This book actually made me say to my husband that we need to have our well water tested to make sure it is safe to drink. The aut ...more
A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden is a fascinating tale of science. I have read all of Camden's novels, and every new addition captures my attention. I'm impressed every time she composes a new novel that includes how science shaped our country. Camden again does a good job at allowing her science to tell the story.
Her research is amazing. As a budding writer, I'm learning how to incorporate my research into my historical fiction novels, but Camden does a wonderful job at incorporating the r ...more
Der Prolog spielt im Jahr 1890 in Connecticut. Die Eltern der 10-jährigen Rosalind und des 8-jährigen Gus sind schwer erkrankt. Dr. Morris, der sie mit seiner Welt der Medizin und Wissenschaft fasziniert, muss ins Haus kommen. Rosalind erfährt, dass ihr Vater Opfer der Choleraepidemie wurde. Wenige Tage später entdeckt sie auch ihre Mutter und die Haushälterin tot. Sie macht sich mit ihrem kleinen Bruder auf einen verzweifelten Weg zu den Großeltern.
Die eigentliche Geschichte beginnt dann in New ...more
Fabulous historical tales can be hard to come by which is why I treasure the work of Elizabeth Camden. Able to combine real history with sweet romance, she is a master of her craft. Her latest novel, A Daring Venture, continues the story of the history of clean water in New York begun in A Dangerous Legacy. You don’t have to read that book to enjoy this one, although it does provide a good deal of background information you might find helpful.
Dr. Rosalind Werner knows from firsthand experience t ...more
This book is a lovely companion piece to A Dangerous Legacy and takes us back to gilded age New York.
As per always, Camden's ongoing fictional intention is the promotion of women in interesting occupations usually dominated by the men of their period.
Rosalind Warner is a doctor and biochemist in New York is at the forefront of sanitary research that will work to provide safe water to New Yorkers. Nicholas Drake ( familiar to readers of A Dangerous Legacy) is newly appointed as Commissioner of ...more
So, if the cover and the beautiful hair adornments on the front of this book were not enough to get you to pick it up, you have to pick it up for the history. I never knew plumbing, and the chemistry of the purification of water could be so interesting. I mean, forget history books, put a few more of these on the shelves and history is fascinating.
Was there a storyline besides that? Oh, of course. What is a book without a storyline? Well, a textbook, but this was no textbook. I found myself want ...more
One of my most anticipated releases every year is the new Elizabeth Camden novel. Last year's A Dangerous Legacy was one of my favorite historical reads and I got so excited when I saw that there was going to be a sequel featuring Lucy's brother Nick as the main character.
A Daring Venture was so great. It was fascinating and so interesting learning about water purification in the early 1900's. I love how Camden can take obscure and oft forgotten subjects in history and create such intriguing and ...more