Sunday, December 06, 2009

Copper and Candles by Amber Miller Stockton

Copper and Candles (Michigan Historical Series, Book #1, HP #843) Copper and Candles by Amber Miller Stockton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Felicity Chambers, daughter of wealthy Detroit elites, leads a double life in 1875. While doing charity work she takes on the job in a candle factory for the woman in her charge. Not wanting to appear out of place, she dresses and acts the part, but to her surprise she finds she loves the freedom and the work.

Felicity meets a young man, Brandt, while walking to work who works in the copper factory next door. The two agree to walk together and soon become good friends. Trouble comes as the two worlds collide.

The setting was unique--Detroit during the factory boom in 1875. Stockton captures that world and its challenges well. As this is the first of a three-book series, I will be reading the next two historical romances set in this city and time.

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Tiffany Amber Stockton said...

Crystal, thanks for the review and again for the great work you did facilitating the discussion on the ACFW book club loop, plus the chat you hosted. Truly appreciate all your work and help. Be blessed!

Crystal Laine said...

I really liked this book and will be reading the whole series. (It should read 4.5 stars.)

Tiff is a good writer! I also loved leading the discussion. Thanks for being so gracious.

If you haven't joined ACFW Book Club, check out the link in my side column. We chat with the author after reading the book. Fun times! Plus, many people give away books on that loop.

Carla Gade said...

This looks like a nice story! I'll be picking it up.

Tiffany Amber Stockton said...

Thanks so much, Carla. I hope you'll drop me a line once you've finished reading it. I'd love to hear your thoughts and/or review.

Happy reading!