“A Daring Venture” by Elizabeth Camden


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I met Nick Drake in the first book of this series. He and his sister grew up in the poor side of a family of plumbers. Another part of that family made a lot of money and acted like they were much better, taking credit for things that were not due them.

Nick and Dr. Rosalind Werner met and sparks went off immediately. Early physical involvement may have been part of the plot to show the negative side of acting on impulse.

There were setbacks in the relationship pertaining to the water system protection research in which Ms. Werner was involved. She had a personal reason to take on this challenge.

Nick was hoping to move up in the world, being more than just a plumber, using his knowledge of systems in a government position in the early 1900’s. Doctor Werner was doing research to show a safer way of taking care of the water by adding Chlorine. Safety had not been proven at this time and people had fear regarding adding this substance to the water.

The battle was taken to court. Part of Dr. Werner’s diligence had to do with her brother becoming ill from contaminated water as a child. Part of this story is about trust and lack of trust. Nick comes face to face with an Aunt who betrays him in the middle of the water fight.

I enjoyed this book. I have read other books by Elizabeth Camden.

This book was provided to me by Bethany Books. All opinions are my own.

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