A Daring Venture

series: Empire State Novel, An

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"Camden weaves together a delightful story of intrigue and love..."--Publishers Weekly on A Dangerous Legacy

As a biochemist in early 1900s New York, Doctor Rosalind Werner has dedicated her life to the crusade against waterborne 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 Nicholas 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.

The Author

  1. Elizabeth Camden
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    Elizabeth Camden

    Elizabeth Camden is the author of ten historical novels and two historical novellas and has been honored with both the RITA Award and the Christy Award. With a master's in history and a master's in library science, she is a research librarian by day and...

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"Elizabeth Camden is in a league of her own when it comes to masterfully writing progressive-era fiction. Clearly defined characters, a vivid setting and fascinating history are her hallmarks, and she delivers these to readers once again in her second Empire State novel. . . . Sizzling kisses, scientific breakthroughs and the highs and lows of the progressive-era society all come together to shape a story that is as compelling as it is engaging."

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