As a biochemist in early 1900s New York, Doctor Rosalind Werner has dedicated her life to the crusade against water-borne diseases. She is at the forefront of a groundbreaking technology that will change the way water is delivered to every household in the city--but only if she can get people to believe in her work. Newly appointed Commissioner of Water for New York Nickolas Drake is highly skeptical of Rosalind and her team's techniques. When a brewing court case throws him into direct confrontation with her, he is surprised by his reaction to the lovely scientist.While Rosalind and Nick wage a private war against their own attraction, they stand firmly on opposite sides of a battle that will impact far more than just their own lives. As the controversy grows more public and inflammatory and Rosalind becomes the target of an unknown enemy, these two rivals will face higher stakes than they ever could have known....
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A Daring Venture (Empire State #2) Reviews
I didn’t particularly care for how it started. An instant attraction and kiss within such a short amount of time just doesn’t ring real for me. I didn’t really connect with any characters in this one. I also wish it had some sort of faith theme
However, I loved the story and plot. I’m a huge fan of Historical Fiction so I enjoyed the science, beginning of public water systems, and all the complications that went along with it. The fact that it was based on real characters and facts made ...more
review to follow fascinating and intriguing story.
To review a Elizabeth Camden book is nearly impossible. There is so much that gets me excited.
The density, carefulness and style with which she writes is full of flavor and creativity.
She always leaves me astounded by smart, witty and a bit unpredictable characters.
A Daring Venture was no different <3
Once I finished A Dangerous Legacy, I couldn't have been happier to learn it was actually the first in the series. I would definitely start there just because it's worth it.
Nick will have your he ...more
A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden is the second novel in An Empire State Novel series. It is June 1908 in Jersey City, New Jersey when Dr. John Lael and Dr. Rosalind Werner, a biochemist, get the verdict on a two-year court case for which they were consultants. They have ninety days to prove their case that chlorine can prevent waterborne diseases in the water supply. It is a controversial idea and people are against a toxic chemical being added to their drinking water. How can they prove chl ...more
4.5 stars. One thing I can always count on in opening up a book by Elizabeth Camden, it will be so much more than I expect; there will be twists and turns such that the plot will end up in a totally different place than the book blurb implies, and I love it. (Not to call the blurb inaccurate--it isn't. The story is just so much more than the blurb.) While this is far from the most faith-filled of her novels, it is a fascinating story, full of controversy that's not unlike what we go through toda ...more
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“As a biochemist in early 1900s New York, Doctor Rosalind Werner has dedicated her life to the crusade against water-borne diseases. She is at the forefront of a groundbreaking technology that will change the way water is delivered to every household in the city--but only if she can get people to believe in her work.
Newly appointed Commissioner of Water for New York Nickolas Drake is highly skeptical of Rosalind and her team's techniques. When a brewing court case throws him in ...more
A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden is a fascinating tale of science. I have read all of Camden's novels, and every new addition captures my attention. I'm impressed every time she composes a new novel that includes how science shaped our country. Camden again does a good job at allowing her science to tell the story.
Her research is amazing. As a budding writer, I'm learning how to incorporate my research into my historical fiction novels, but Camden does a wonderful job at incorporating the r ...more
The thing I love about Elizabeth Camden is how she can take a piece of history that we take for granted today and bring it to life. In A Daring Venture, it’s plumbing and water purification. Who knew those two things could make such an engaging and enjoyable read!
Nick Drake was introduced in A Dangerous Legacy as he secretly installed plumbing in buildings. Now, his time spent helping others is something reporters clamor to capture.
When Nick meets Rosalind Werner, the attraction is imme ...more