Thursday, August 15, 2013

Into the Whirlwind by Elizabeth Camden

Book Description: As owner of the 57th Illinois Watch Company, Mollie Knox's future looks bright until the night the legendary Great Chicago Fire destroys her beloved city. With her world crumbling around her, Mollie will do whatever it takes to rebuild in the aftermath of the devastating fire.

Zack Kazmarek, an influential attorney for one of Chicago's finest department stores, is a force to be reckoned with among the city's most powerful citizens. Bold and shrewd, he's accustomed to getting exactly what he wants--until he meets Mollie Knox, the beguiling businesswoman just beyond his reach.In the tumult as the people of Chicago race to rebuild a bigger and better city, Mollie comes face-to-face with the full force of Zack's character and influence. Zack believes this may finally be his chance to win her, but can Mollie ever accept this man and his whirlwind effect on her life, especially with her treasured company on the line?

My Thoughts: I've read everyone of Elizabeth Camden's books and I've not been disappointed yet.  But I must say that Into the Whirlwind is my favorite.
The story begins with the Chicago Fire.  That horrible fire that took almost everything in its path including many a fine establishment such as Mollie's 57th Illinois Watch Company. 
Six days earlier Zach (Zachariasz Kazmarek)wrote Mollie a note stating that he wanted to meet with her as an attorney.  Mollie is clueless as to the reason and then the Great Fire begins.
Ironically, it's Zach who grabs Mollie's hand and practically saves her from becoming engulfed in the fire. 
Mollie can't cut a head of cabbage but she is one shrewd business woman.  
The relationship between Mollie and Zach is tense but with the all that they've been through together can Mollie trust Zach in this whirlwind?
A wonderful historical story that will make the reader feel almost as if she has gone through this terrible time in history.
*This book was provided for review by Bethany House*
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (August 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764210246
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764210242

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