Literary Pursuits

Review: While the City Sleeps

Today, I’m sharing a book review for While the City Sleeps, a Christian historical romance novel by Elizabeth Camden. It is Book 1 of The Women of Midtown series.

Disclosure: I voluntarily received a complimentary copy from the author as part of Austenprose PR publicity tours. All views expressed are my own. This post includes Amazon affiliate links.

My Review

While the City Sleeps

While the City Sleeps is an intriguing novel set in New York City towards the end of the Gilded Age. I admired the main characters and enjoyed the mystery plot. The heroine is a dentist, a very unusual vocation for a female in that era. She also writes a newspaper column featuring various jobs people do at night “while the city sleeps.” The hero is a police officer with secret ties to the Italian mob. How their lives and interests intersect makes for a page-turning story with lots of unexpected twists and turns. I enjoyed learning more about what life might have been like in a big city during that era.

My Rating

From the Publisher

Amid the hushed city, two hearts must navigate danger and deception, bound by a love that outshines the stars.

Katherine Schneider’s life as a dentist in 1913 New York is upended when a patient reveals details of a deadly plot while under the influence of laughing gas. As she is plunged into danger, she seeks help from the dashing Lieutenant Jonathan Birch, a police officer she has long admired from afar.

Jonathan has harbored powerful feelings toward Katherine for years but never acted on them, knowing his dark history is something she could never abide. Now, with her safety on the line, he works alongside her through the nights as they unravel the criminal conspiracy that threatens her . . . even as he keeps his deepest secrets hidden at all costs.

Join award-winning author Elizabeth Camden for a sweeping and romantic adventure of dangerous secrets and wounded hearts, fighting to overcome the darkness while the rest of the city sleeps.

About the Author

Elizabeth Camden

Elizabeth Camden is best known for her historical novels set in gilded age America featuring clever heroines and richly layered storylines. Before she was a writer, she was an academic librarian at some of the largest and smallest libraries in America, but her favorite is the continually growing library in her own home. Her novels have won the RITA and Christy Award, and she lives in Florida with her husband, who graciously tolerates her intimidating stockpile of books.


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