19 July 2016

Audiobook Review of From This Moment by Elizabeth Camden


Another Hit From Elizabeth Camden!
Five Stars *****
By Carrie Fancett Pagels

This turn of the century historical suspense and romance is another stellar example of Elizabeth Camden's skill as a story teller who pulls you in and keeps you in the story to the end!  The dandy Romulus White is one of the owners of Scientific World. For years, he's hoped to have Stella West, the famous lithograph artist, contribute to his magazine.  His partner at the journal, his cousin, Evelyn, has been estranged from her engineer husband for years. He reappears on the scene to help with the building of Boston's new subway

When Stella returns from London, to investigate her sister's suspicious death, she and Romulus soon becoming entangled in a testy relationship that pits her needs against his. Danger seems to lurk everywhere.

The narrator was not the best, but she was ok. Her male voices were cringe-worthy at times. But Elizabeth's story shines and expert characterization overcomes the performance.

I have an audible.com membership and downloaded the book.

Highly Recommend!!! From This Moment is a book you will love!

Giveaway: Paperback copy of the book. Leave a comment about why you love late 18th century books!

37 comments:

  1. This sounds like a wonderful book, Carrie. Thank you for a great review. mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. It really is a great book, Melanie! Elizabeth Camden is so talented!

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  2. I kept seeing this at audible.com. So thankful you reviewed it. I have always loved history. Listening to books is my favorite past time. Blessings, Susan Fryman

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    1. Get it, Susan! Even though the narrator is lacking, it is still worth it!

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  3. It is a time of great industry. A helpful review thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  4. Great review. This book sounds very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.
    bettimace at gmail dot com

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  5. This sounds like a great book, thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    Wendy in FL

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  6. I like books about the late 1800's turn of the century because I like reading historical fiction. I like seeing how people lived in times past.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for answering the question, Dianne!

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  7. I love them for the rich historical content and for the lesson of time it sheds upon my heart. I think it is a grand way to learn history and the 1800's are my favorite time period.
    Linda Marie
    Faithful Acres Body Soul Spirit
    faithfulacresbodysoulspirit@gmail.com

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    1. I feel the same way, Linda Marie! Blessings!

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  8. Late 18th century books are appealing to me because so many authors, like Elizabeth Camden, write entertaining stories set during that time. There isn't anything specific about the time period, per se, that I like. I just like wonderful stories, no matter when they are set. Elizabeth's books never disappoint me. I read the prequel novella for From This Moment, so am especially wanting to read this book.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Oh no, did I miss a prequel to From this Moment? ACK! Thanks, Pam!

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  9. Julie Klassen got me hooked on the Regency era which had a domino effect on my love for all historical fiction books! So many things in that time in history were up & coming, such a time for great change. 1800-1900 is my favorite time to read about for so many more reasons than I could ever list! :-)

    Thank you for the review of Camden's work Carrie & for a paperback giveaway! This one is already on my must-read list...I love her writing!

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    2. Hey, Trixi, I love Julie's writing, too. And she was a wonderful accountability partner to me, too. A very nice and classy lady!

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  10. I love reading about the history and when woven in with a good story it makes a perfect recipe. Thank you for the chance. Have a blessed day, Carrie.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I love that combo, too, Lucy! Blessings back!

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  11. The fashion and speech draw me in :) Would love to read this one!
    dkstevensneAT outlookDotC OM

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    1. They certainly were more eloquent than we are now, Deanna! Thanks for coming by!

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  12. I love that time period with the history and the morals, etc and I LOVE Elizabeth Camden's other books and how she incorporates real historical events in her books, and her characters are always so amazing! Thanks for the chance! katie07edgar(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I do, too, Katie! I write in that time frame, too. Love Elizabeth Camden's books! She's amazing!

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  13. Sounds like another must read book by Elizabeth Camden. I love the cover.
    CherylB1987 AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Per random.org, you are our winner of this title, Cheryl! Congrats!

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  14. CARRIE, thank you for the great review! I love Elizabeth Camden's writing and her prequel to From This Moment "Summer of Dreams" is now FREE on Kindle to anyone who hasn't read it yet!

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    1. Thanks, Diana! I haven't seen that yet! Blessings!

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  15. Thank you for a great review of From This Moment. I enjoy the 1800's history especially the last half of the 1800's as a lot changed in America history during that period. God bless.

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  16. I love history and reading books about the 28th century gives me a clearer picture of life during tha time period.

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  17. I love reading historical Christian fiction! It is such a wonderful way to learn history. The late 18th century/Victorian Era is one of my favorites! I so enjoy reading about the beautiful gowns, the balls, the courting, the beautiful furniture and homes.....stunning...sigh :) It's fun escaping to another time! This book is on my Reading List! Literally from this moment, I can't wait to read..."From this Moment'!!! I just couldn't resist the play on words...lol :)

    Thanks for another great review, Carrie, and the opportunity of this giveaway!

    nj(dot)bossman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. CARRIE, thank you for the wonderful review. I enjoy reading late 18th century books for the romance and history. I have not read Ms. Camden's books. Thank you for the giveaway.

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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  19. I enjoy reading all historical romances, but especially those that take place during the birth of our nation. I'm very excited to read From This Moment and learn more about Boston's later history too. mylittlebirdie (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  20. Greetings Carrie! Wonderful review! I'd love a copy of this novel. I love 18th century novels and history. This would be my cup of tea so to speak! Thank you for the opportunity win this novel for I've never had the pleasure of reading Elizabeth Camden's writings!

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  21. I love history, no matter the time period!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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