A Dangerous Legacy by Elizabeth Camden
Lucy Drake’s mastery of Morse code has made her a valuable asset to the American news agencies as a telegrapher. But the sudden arrival of Sir Colin Beckwith at rival British news agency Reuters puts her hard-earned livelihood at risk. Newly arrived from London, Colin is talented, handsome, and insufferably charming.
Despite their rivalry, Lucy realizes Colin’s connections could be just what her family needs to turn the tide of their long legal battle over the fortune they were swindled out of forty years ago. When she negotiates an unlikely alliance with him, neither of them realizes how far the web of treachery they’re wading into will take them.
Nick and Lucy have spent the last 10 years of their lives joining in a 40-year legal battle that started with their grandfather and his brother. Their Uncle Thomas, will stop at nothing to crush Nick and Lucy, from scaring away Lucy’s fiancé to threatening those that Nick has tried to aid. But Lucy and Nick have a secret weapon—an illegal secret weapon. It is this secret that leads them on a dangerous journey that threatens their very lives.
Sir Colin Beckwith has inherited an English estate in disrepair and ruin. His only hope is to marry a wealthy American and invest her fortune into returning the beloved home to its former glory. Unfortunately, Colin suffers from PTSD from the war and a moment of distress lands him on the society pages, labeled a drunk.
Will their priorities lead to greater disaster? Will they discover what is most important in life before they lose everything?
This is the third or fourth book I’ve read by Elizabeth Camden and I’m so impressed each time by her ability to incorporate historical details into her stories, winding them in seamlessly until you are back in time with the characters. Let me just say, I love her books: filled with enough tension and suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat and frantically turning pages and enough romance that to make the heart pound with a fervent “Aww!” I love how Elizabeth brings out aspects of historical detail than one would not normally think about: Morse Code in the telegraph offices and a water valve needed to pump water against gravity. I enjoyed this story and I highly recommend this book and as well as any others by this author.
So, are your priorities in the right place?
Are you searching after something that will never bring fulfillment?
Take a serious look at the #1 things in your life, will they last? Will they count for eternity? Will they make a difference?
About the Author
Elizabeth Camden is a research librarian at a small college in central Florida. Her novels have won the coveted RITA and Christy Awards. 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 near Orlando, Florida.
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