A daring venture

Reviewed by:

Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long-time book discussion leader

Book or Media Title:

A daring venture


Elizabeth Camden


Bethany House






336 pages


The setting is the early 1900s in New York. Dr. Rosalind Werner is a biochemist dedicated to ridding the world of water borne diseases by using chlorine.  But, of course, getting the powers that be to agree that this is the correct approach is proving to be a great challenge.

The newly appointed Commissioner of Water, Nick Drake, is a wealthy and not to miss very handsome and charismatic young man who has pulled himself up by the bootstraps to be in the position he is in. Sparks fly between Dr. Werner and the commissioner – ones of the romantic attraction sort as well as a huge difference of opinion on how to make water safe for New York.

The characters are very appealing and the story of their romance, despite many roadblocks, is sweet and engaging but the back story of water purification is also fascinating and fleshes the story out to make it more than a simple romance.


Rating (1 to 5):


Suggested Audience:

Fans of historical Christian fiction and Christian romance

Christian Impact:

Learning to trust one another and being honest with each other are prime subjects in the book.

Other Notes :

Also includes an historical note and discussion questions.

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About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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