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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