A Dangerous Legacy (An Empire State Novel #1) by Elizabeth Camden

A Dangerous Legacy (An Empire State Novel #1)

Lucy is determined to keep working as a telegraph operator at a news agency, even though the arrival of Sir Colin Beckwith threatens her position. When she discovers Colin's shocking secret, she agrees to assist him if he helps her find her family's stolen inheritance--not realizing that the trail leads into a web of treachery, danger, and conspiracy.


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TitleA Dangerous Legacy (An Empire State Novel #1)
ISBN9780764218811
Author
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherBethany House Publishers
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Romance, Fiction, Christian
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Reviews A Dangerous Legacy (An Empire State Novel #1)

  • Rachel McMillan
    1970-01-01
    Honestly, Elizabeth Camden's books are just all the ingredients I love. I truly think she is writing for me! She has a masters in history, so her research is unparalleled, she has an easy, accessible writing style, characters and dialogue that leap off the page and a keen sense of time and verisimilitude. But, I think what I find most impressive, is the ease in which she excavates snippets of history not usually explored onto which she shines the...
  • Jamie
    1970-01-01
    Full review to come!
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    Every Elizabeth Camden novel -- and I've read them all -- is the exact same experience for me: a brilliant, unique premise hooks me in, historical details keep me interested, then a wild plot twist skews the story into another tangent that, more often than not, completely overshadows the original plot of the book and leaves me scratching my head. Fortunately, this was one of the "not's." While A Dangerous Legacy still veered in a completely diffe...
  • Kelly Bridgewater
    1970-01-01
    A Dangerous Legacy by Elizabeth Camden is a unique historical novel that takes place during the early twentieth century. One thing I really enjoy about Camden's novels is her ability to bring the technology we use every day to the forefront of my imagination in a fictionalized story. I'm always drawn into the trouble the characters find themselves in while learning something about the great inventions that have made life easier for modern day lif...
  • Martha
    1970-01-01
    Sometimes you read a book that you finish and you go, "Good book." Other times you don't enjoy the book as much and move on easily. This was neither of those. This was a book that I finished and thought, "Wow. I wish I had not just read that book as I would like to read it again!" Elizabeth Camden is an exceptional author, but I love her unique characters. They have quirks, fun personalities, and flaws, yet you can love getting to know them whi...
  • Lucinda
    1970-01-01
    Every time I read one of Elizabeth Camden's books, it's my new favorite. I love all her stories—how can I possibly choose? I have all her ebooks. Now I need to start getting the paperbacks. I loved Lucy and Colin. Such depth to these characters. Their relationship was a delight to read, sweet, funny, tense at times, and so romantic. As usual, the historical part of the book was fascinating. The author's profession is really put to good use. Hig...
  • Claudia
    1970-01-01
    Lucy Drake and her brother, Nick, had spent their entire adult lives fighting a legal battle begun forty years ago, a legal battle that pitted family against family. Yet the injustice reached far beyond family, into the heart of New York City along with other cities whose skylines were growing taller. Lucy and Nick’s winning this battle would improve the quality of life for so many poor people living in tenements across the globe. Sir Colin Bec...
  • Stacey
    1970-01-01
    I've read all of Elizabeth Camden's books and I've loved some, and others I didn't connect with as well. A Dangerous Legacy fell into the "love" category! A typical Camden book often has an event in history as the backdrop, and many times the setting becomes central to the book with the characters falling in behind it. In this novel, the setting added to the characters instead of taking over. I really liked that. I also liked that the characters ...
  • Maggie Boyd
    1970-01-01
    Clean drinking water. It’s something that the majority of people in the Western world take for granted but for many on Earth, it is a luxury that remains seemingly out of reach. In A Dangerous Legacy the history of water in the New York tenements comes to life amidst the backdrop of a scintillating mystery and romance.It’s the turn of the century and an exciting time for global news. With the advent of the telegraph and its wires that span th...
  • Crystal
    1970-01-01
    About the Book:From the first time they met, the attraction between Lucy Drake- a telegrapher for the American-owned AP news agency- and Sir Colin Beckwith- director of the British-owned Reuters news agency- was undeniable. Besides their professions and attraction, however, Lucy and Colin share an unusual connection- both are wrangling with long-standing family battles that have proven to consume their lives. Lucy and her brother have been fighti...
  • Alissa Wied
    1970-01-01
    Elizabeth Camden has written another amazing historical romance novel. Although historical fiction is not generally a genre I read as the history part often overshadows the actual plot line and I feel like I'm in a quagmire just trying to wade through, Camden brings to life the city and era of something as seemingly mundane as the transatlantic cable and the battle between the Associated Press and Reuters. Definitely a topic I never would have ch...
  • Adrienne
    1970-01-01
    Lucy Drake, a telegraph operator for the Associated Press, and her brother Nick have been caught up in a family feud for years--their grandfather invented a plumbing valve that his brother ended up making a fortune off of. Lucy and Nick, following in their father's footsteps, want the valve to be used to help everyone, not have the price so high only the rich can afford it, and they're in a legal battle with their uncle, aunt, and cousin, over th...
  • Caitlin Allen
    1970-01-01
    Thanks to Bethany House and NetGalley for providing me with a free review copy of the novel. All opinions are my own. This book right away piqued my interest because the characters work for the AP and Reuters. It’s interesting how these companies rivaled each other, yet they shared the same building and news wires. The competition in the business transfers over to friendly competition between the characters.I love historical fiction, so I found...
  • Holly
    1970-01-01
    Another prime example of Elizabeth Camden’s amazing ability to draw readers into her excellent books, from the first word in the book to the last one, is A Dangerous Legacy. Plus it leaves readers giddy with the exciting news that another book is coming out! Well done, Elizabeth Camden.I could leave this review just like that but, don’t worry, I am going to keep talking about this book. If I had been allowed to, I would have read this book in...
  • Gina Burgess
    1970-01-01
    Loved the story and the characters. Camden does a wonderful job with historical details that really add so many dimensions to her stories. This one won't disappoint! I particularly enjoyed the inside look at news of the day in 1903, and the peek inside a sanitarium with the horrendous practices. (It isn't graphic, just horrifying).Character development is really good, but one thing that was a bit reader shocking is the abrupt turn around at the e...
  • Christie
    1970-01-01
    Camden's A Dangerous Legacy was a riveting read; there's plenty of intrigue, suspense, action and romance to keep you turning the pages. Lucy and Nick Drake are descendents of the inventors of a water valve that helps transport water to higher stories of a building. Their uncle has been commandeering all of the profits leaving them in a highly contested lawsuit for the last ten years.Lucy's career at the Associated Press translating the Morse cod...
  • Michelle Kidwell
    1970-01-01
    A Dangerous Legacyby Elizabeth CamdenBethany House Bethany House PublishersChristianPub Date 03 Oct 2017  I am reviewing a copy of A Dangerous Legacy through Bethany House Publishers and Netgalley:This book transports us back to the early twentieth century, where we meet Lucy Drake who has a talent for reading Morse Codes which makes her an asset to the American news agencies where she works as a telegrapher. It does not take long for the arriva...
  • Ashley
    1970-01-01
    I enjoyed this story and was actually a bit surprised at the amount of suspense built into the plot. It added intrigue and helped the story to move along without dragging. I did struggle with the ease of which the two main characters connected. Their "social classes" should have been problematic, but it didn't seem to be an issue, and that was odd to me. I understood the author's attempt to bridge the social gap, but it seemed too simple in this ...
  • Dianne Sidebottom
    1970-01-01
    Interesting romance story with Nick n Lucy Drake battling siblings against family who will do everything to make sure the siblings get nothing. Reuters (Colin) versus AP (Lucy), British (Colin) n American (Lucy) working telegraph for news to sell. The name "Ridgemoor" just as powerful as "Heathcoate" in my life. Look forward to Nick's.
  • Kristina
    1970-01-01
    This is a wonderful book. I started reading it and kept on until I finished the book. It has delightful characters and a great time period. I had not read about news agencies and how they worked before this book. The mystery was intriguing. A Dangerous Legacy is a fast-paced story that will captivate readers. I will post my full review soon!
  • Ashley
    1970-01-01
    A Dangerous Legacy was another spectacular historical romance from Elizabeth Camden. I loved 'Until the Dawn' and didn't think it could be topped. But then came 'From This Moment' (and Romulus). Now, after reading 'A Dangerous Legacy'... oh my!... Camden has outdone herself!I was instantly sucked into this story and the characters lives and sent back in time to 1903 in New York City. There was mystery, intrigue, danger, twists and turns, but also...
  • Cheri
    1970-01-01
    I have read all of Elizabeth Camden's books and love her writing style, she has a way of capturing my attention right from the beginning and drawing me in. This book is filled with suspense and I loved this historical novel. A book about relationships and trust and making your dream on your own. What a great book.