A Dangerous Legacy

by Elizabeth Camden


One thing that you can always know you’ll get when you pick up an Elizabeth Camden novel is history. I’m not talking about a time period, necessarily, but a lifestyle. You will learn so much about the era she chooses to write in. You will learn how they lived, worked and loved.

This time she takes us to the Turn of the Century. In a time of booming industry, factories, wires, and even plumbing, she intertwines a beautiful story. Of course, there is much more than that to it! You can count on love and intrigue. You’ll find deep characters that are easy to love (and some to hate!).

Be sure to pick up a copy of this new series! Link is above in pic. Thanks so much for this awesome book in exchange for my review. As always, this is my honest opinion. Here’s to many more!!


Be sure to check out our fun face-off here!


Face-Off with Elizabeth Camden + a GIVEAWAY!!!


Oh, yeah! It’s time for an EPIC FACE-OFF between Elizabeth and Charity (don’t worry about me speaking in the first person. It won’t happen again!).

Rules are simple. I ask Elizabeth a question. She gives me her answer, I reply. Whoever has the better answer gets 1 point. I decide who has the better answer.

It’s my blog.

Here we go!!

1. Have you ever met someone with the name Precious, or anything odd like that?

Elizabeth – I once knew a college professor whose name was ‘December Green.’ She was a really nice lady, but it was a little odd for such a professional woman.

Charity – Hmm. Yes, that is odd. It’s quite tragic, really. I knew two girls, sisters, named Summer and Winter. Totally weird. Never met a Precious though. At the store, a couple of weeks ago, a Diamond was helping me out. Oh, I GOT IT!! I GOT THIS POINT. OK, my Mother in Law just retired, but was a teacher. One of her students….get this. His name was: Thunder Rolling Down a Mountain

No. Joke.

Charity 1 / Elizabeth 0

2. What is your favorite Starbucks drink?

Elizabeth – McDonald’s Coffee. I’m just too thrifty to shop at Starbucks.

Charity – hmm. I do love McDonald’s Mochas!! YUM! I also love it in the fall because Starbucks has a Salted Caramel Mocha. OMGoodness. That is where it’s AT!

— Thriftiness does win over lack of self control 😦 boooooooo!

Charity 1 / Elizabeth 1

3. Do you have any serious phobias?

Elizabeth – I’ve got all kind of social phobias, mostly cured, but when I was little I simply couldn’t talk to strangers, clung to my Dad’s leg, all that stuff. Even in high school I had it pretty bad, but in college I majored in Theater because it forced me out of my comfort zone. That was HUGE. I learned to fake social confidence. I call myself a “stealth nerd.” I can confidently go into any situation and be poised and lead a conversation with anyone from a state congressman to a janitor. I’m good at it, but to this day it isn’t easy. I simply smile and ask a lot of questions, and people love talking about themselves, so it works out well.

Charity – LOL. I totally get that! I feel the same way. I just ask a question and off they go. But, I am truly interested in their lives, which causes them to tell me more. That’s nice. I love “listening” to people and letting them get things off their chest. I am always really freaked out when I go home after hanging out with someone. I’m like…..Did I say something stupid. blah blah blah. So, I hear you!!


Charity 1 / Elizabeth 1

4. If you knew you would succeed and be prosperous, would you become a lion tamer?

Elizabeth – No, nein, non! There are more important things than success and prospering….keeping myself away from terrifying animals is one of them! I’m too prissy to ever enjoy them.

Charity – Ha ha ha. That was truly the most random question. I don’t think I could do it either!!! I love that you said you are “too prissy” ha ha! That’s awesome. Everyone calls me The Princess from The Princess and the Pea.

— Tie

Charity 1 / Elizabeth 1

5. Home Style? Mod, Country, Colonial, or just a hodge podge of everything?

Elizabeth – Any room with lots of shelves loaded down with books feels like home to me.

Charity – Oh, I am super organized. I love Ikea, for that very reason. Our home is basically one big Ikea showroom. So, I have to go with mod to cozy…?

— How to win? Tie again…?

6. Favorite historical movie?

Elizabeth – Check out Mountains of the Moon, a great historical movie based on real life adventurers in Victorian Africa. Romantic, inspiring, heart-breaking, funny, and beautiful.

Charity – I have never heard of it! I will. I wonder if it’s on Netflix or Amazon Prime….

I really love this series that came out in the 80’s. It was made for TV, but Barry Bostwick and Patty Duke starred in it and it was about the life of George Washington. Absolutely awesome! Goes from him as a child through his death. It’s hours upon hours.

— We can’t seem to outdo each other…

7. Have you ever seen a shark, or been swimming near one (since you live in Florida)?

Elizabeth – No, but I regularly see alligators, snakes, and bugs the size of my palm.

Charity – Wait…WHAT????? WHY?

— no contest there…

Charity 1 / Elizabeth 2

8. Biblical character you most relate to?

Elisabeth – I think Peter the Apostle. His heart was in the right place, but he suffered from fear and anxiety, and was often overshadowed by the more articulate and prolific Paul.

Charity – OMGosh. You did not just say Peter. ha ha ha. I have the same answer. I feel like I just want to jump at whatever God says and not even think!!! It’s ridiculous!!! I love Him so much, you know?! I would say David too. I pray a lot like he did.

— Ridiculous tie!

9. What is your favorite restaurant?

Elizabeth – McDonalds. See above! My husband and I spend every Saturday morning there, readingthe paper, drinking coffee, and shooting the breeze. We occupy the same booth for hours, and the management never tries to nudge us away. We love the place!

Charity – Do you even realize how much I love you right now? When I was a teenager, I used to say, “I know I have found my soulmate when he takes me on a date to McDonalds. LOL!!!! Now, I still love McDonalds, but Chili’s is our go to date night restaurant.

— This is getting silly!

10. Real, actual, Bible at church, or do you use an iPad Bible?

Elizabeth – Real bible! I downloaded it once to my iPad, but it was too difficult to use.

Charity – I may as well say “ditto” to everything you say.

— tie

11. Lastly, What’s the first thing you want to do when you get to Heaven?

Elizabeth – I’d love to meet my grandfather. He died when I was 12, so I was never able to have a real conversation with him….but he was an amazing man! He only had a 4th grade education, having dropped out of school to help support his family back in the 1910’s before there were decent social safety nets. Anyway, he went on to go to night school, and rose very high in the business world. When he retired in the 1960’s he was on the Board of Directors for a Fortune 100 company. He had an amazing life story, but I was too young to ask him the kind of questions I’d really like to know.

Charity – Oh wow! That is incredible!!! I’m telling you, girl…All I care about is running up into Jesus’ arms and never leaving!!!!!! I’m going to sit on His lap and be a God hog for all eternity. Just snuggle on in!!!!


Charity 1 / Elizabeth 2

That was literally the closest and most ridiculous Face-Off I have ever done! We are two peas in a pod, you and I!

At least, that’s what I keep telling myself…

Thank you, SO MUCH, Elizabeth for such a fun Face-Off!!! I appreciate your time AND your awesome books (:

If you would like to see the review I did on her most recent book, just click here!


I am giving away a copy of Elizabeth’s newest book!! I am so excited because you are going to LOVE IT!!!

All you have to do is click on the link below and follow the instructions. You can put in multiple entries!!!

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Good Luck!!!!

Facebook Party Tonight with Author Elizabeth Camden

Celebrate the release of Elizabeth Camden’s Beyond All Dreams with a Facebook author chat party TONIGHT (2/17, 8 p.m. EST)! Click here for a time zone converter.

During the party Elizabeth will be hosting a book chat, playing a round of library trivia, answering your questions, and announcing the winner from the Kindle giveaway (enter here: http://prmo.me/q1TMl3). Of course, there will be plenty of fun giveaways too: books, gift certificates, and more!

I hope you can join the fun—and bring your friends!

Elizabeth will also be giving you a sneak peek of her next book.

Excited about the party? Let your friends know via social media, and make sure to use the hashtag #BeyondAllDreams.

Grab a cup of your favorite drink and join us tonight! 

More about Beyond All Dreams:

Beyond All Dreams (Bethany House, January 2015)

Is bringing the truth to light worth risking all they’ve ever dreamed for their futures?

Anna O’Brien leads a predictable and quiet life as a map librarian at the illustrious Library of Congress until she stumbles across the baffling mystery of a ship disappeared at sea. Thwarted in her attempts to uncover information, her determination outweighs her shyness and she turns to a dashing congressman for help.

Luke Callahan was one of the nation’s most powerful congressmen before his promising career was shadowed in scandal. Eager to share in a new cause and intrigued by the winsome librarian, he joins forces with Anna to solve the mystery of the lost ship. Opposites in every way, Anna and Luke are unexpectedly drawn to each other despite the strict rules forbidding Anna from any romantic entanglements with members of Congress.

From the gilded halls of the Capitol where powerful men shape the future of the nation, to the scholarly archives of the nation’s finest library, Anna and Luke are soon embroiled in secrets much bigger and more perilous than they ever imagined. Is bringing the truth to light worth risking all they’ve ever dreamed for their futures?

To see what others are saying about Beyond All Dreams, visit the blog tour.

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