A Gilded Lady

Today I’m sharing about Elizabeth Camden’s latest release, the second book in the “Hope and Glory” series, which follows the story of Caroline Delacroix.

The right-hand lady to First Lady McKinley, Caroline has learned to manage Mrs. McKinley’s wildly swinging moods and how to function in high society. After Caroline’s brother Luke was jailed on charges of treason at the end of book one, Caroline has been trying to cement her importance to the First Family, in hopes of getting her brother a pardon.

Nathaniel Trask has recently been promoted to head of the president’s security team after some European assassinations make the country want to tighten their own security. As he begins taking stock of the current state of affairs, he researches the present staff and discovers there’s something shady about Caroline’s family.

As I’ve come to expect with Camden’s novels, I learned new vocabulary words, was introduced to a specific historical setting that I didn’t have much previous knowledge of but is relevant to how we live modern-day, and enjoyed a fun romance. The characters’ romance seemed a little rushed towards the end, to tie it all up to a happy ending, but I loved the peek into that historical time period and much of my focus went to that anyway.

Thank you to Bethany House and Net Galley for providing me with an electronic copy of this book to read and review. All opinions expressed are my own and were not required to be positive.

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