From This Moment

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Today, I’m bringing you a new book review. From This Moment by Elizabeth Camden is completely different for my blog, as I’m usually posting curriculum reviews or books for kids. I chose this book for myself, and as a homeschooling mom, I think it’s so important to do things that only you enjoy sometimes. Take care of yourself, momma; you’re important! photo From-This-Moment-Elizabeth-Camden.jpg
Elizabeth Camden writes historical romance, and this particular story is set in Boston in 1897 when the first subway is being built. I was so intrigued by the premise: the main character, Stella, a lithographer, is in Boston investigating her sister’s murder, and she meets Romulus, who runs Scientific World, a magazine dedicated to bringing science to the masses. Romulus wants Stella to create illustrations for his magazine, but she is determined to not create art again until her sister’s killer is found and brought to justice.
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I also personally enjoy science and art, so these two characters are a perfect match for me as a reader.
Both Stella and Romulus are very fashion-conscious, and the book dedicates quite a bit of time talking about what they’re wearing. While it does add to the historical feel of the story for the most part, it’s also not really my cup of tea. Though, plenty of people like that sort of thing, so it’s not necessarily a negative.
While the death of Stella’s sister’s is a mystery, that plot line is definitely secondary to the romantic attraction between Romulus and Stella in the book. There’s also a subplot involving Romulus’ business partner, his sister, and her estranged husband. They have a rocky past behind them, and the reader is left hanging wondering if they will ever live happily ever after or if they will continue to live with the drama of the past hanging between
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