Sunday, March 11, 2012
Rose of Winslow Street - A Review
Libby Sawyer and her father are called back home from their summer vacation with the news that a foreign man and his family have moved into their home. Michael Dobrescu moved from Romania to Colden to claim the property that was left to him by his uncle years ago. Since neither family wants to give up their claim, a battle in the courts ensues. As Libby searches the house and grounds for important documents for her father, she finds herself drawn to the gentle Romanian. When more secrets about Michael are uncovered, which family will gain control of the house? And will Libby allow herself to fall in love with the "enemy"?
This was my first book by Elizabeth Camden but it won't be my last! The story does move a little slowly, but as the secrets are uncovered, additional layers to the characters are revealed. Libby thinks she's unworthy because she can't read. Mirela, Michael's sister, feels unworthy because of an attack on her in Romania. Michael strives to prove to both women that they are perfect the way that God made them and that circumstances shouldn't stop them from being who God intended. Michael has a dream of using a rare night blooming jasmine to make a perfume. So he also pays attention to the various fragrances of lotions and things that Libby wears. The detail given to the types of fragrances and tones used in making perfume I found fascinating. I work in the cosmetic industry and it was very interesting to read about the thought behind and the different types of plants (roses, juniper, citrus, etc) that are considered when making the "perfect" fragrance.
I received this book for free from Bethany House publishers for the purpose of an honest review. I was not required to like the book. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Rating - 4 stars