Stella West, a popular and talented artist in London, moves to Boston to investigate the suspicious death of her dear sister. She disguises herself by substituting her usual flamboyant clothing for drab plain outfits and accepting a role as a stenographer in order to get close to the small circle of individuals with whom her sister associated. She pursues her goal wholeheartedly, setting aside her own dreams and aspirations to prove her sister’s murder. Meanwhile, Romulus White, a self-made publisher, chases after Stella, surprised to discover the elusive artist he has been hoping to design for his magazine is working not far from his office. But the emotions and passions of Romulus and Stella often clash as they both attempt to complete their own goals, costing both of them more than they bargained for by the time the truth is revealed.
If I had one word to describe this book it would be passion. From the rich colors described in the scenes to the heated words exchanged by the main characters to the desperate love intermixed with danger throughout the plot, the novel creates a vivid story with which the reader can easily connect. I loved the characters from the very first page and I grew to like them even more as I read about their realistic struggles and their imperfections. Elizabeth Camden crafts such unique characters and I enjoyed getting to know them through her well-written words. Once again this author wrote a truly remarkable book and I loved every page of the story, hardly able to put it down as I eagerly wished to know the answers to the secrets and the romance. It certainly helps that this book has one of the most beautiful covers I have seen; you really can judge the inner pages by its gorgeous cover! I highly recommend this novel!
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.