Into the Whirlwind by Elizabeth Camden

Leah Courtney

Elizabeth Camden was a new to me author, and I found myself really enjoying this one.

Into the Whirlwind is historical fiction taking place during the great Chicago fire. I loved the setting and the references to actual historical events. Mollie and Zack were both likable characters. The romance that springs up between them is sweet. There are a few little side stories that spring up also, and these were enjoyable to read.

I really enjoyed most of the book. It wasn't deep reading, but everything wasn't so predictable as to make it difficult to enjoy. There were a few times that I felt things were dragging out, and I wished we could hurry it along. But most of the time, I was really into the story, and it was a hard one to put down.

I can recommend this one. I give it 4 stars and a PG rating.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Into the Whirlwind
Baker Publishing Group (August 15, 2013)
Elizabeth Camden


A research librarian and associate professor, Elizabeth Camden has a master’s in history from the University of Virginia and a master’s in library science from Indiana University. She has published several articles for academic publications and is the author of four nonfiction history books. Her ongoing fascination with history and love of literature have led her to write inspirational fiction. Elizabeth lives with her husband in central Florida.


After her father's death, Mollie Knox takes over his watchmaking company and uses her head for business to solidify the good name of the 57th Illinois Watch Company. Her future looks bright until the night her beloved city is destroyed in the legendary Great Chicago Fire. With her world crumbling around her, Molly must do whatever it takes to save her company in the aftermath of the devastating fire.

Zack Kazmarek is an influential attorney with powerful ties to the political, mercantile, and ethnic roots of Chicago. His only weakness is Mollie Knox, a woman who has always been just beyond his reach. However, all bets are off after the fire destroys Chicago, and Mollie is in desperate need of assistance. Just as Zack finally begins to pursue the woman he loves, competition arises in the form of a hero from her past who can provide the help she needs to rise from the ashes.

While Mollie struggles to rebuild, the two men battle for her heart. One has always loved her, but the other has the power to save her. In the race to rebuild the city, can she survive with her business and her heart intact?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Into the Whirlwind, go HERE.

Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

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