Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Hearts of Steel (The Blackstone Legacy, #3) by Elizabeth Camden


His steel empire has catapulted him to the top of the world, but loving her could cost him everything.

Maggie Molinaro survived a hardscrabble childhood in the downtrodden streets of Manhattan to become a successful businesswoman. After a decade of sacrifice, she now owns a celebrated ice cream company. But when she offends a corrupt banker, she unwittingly sets off a series of calamities that threaten to destroy her life's work.

Liam Blackstone is a charismatic steel magnate committed to overhauling factory conditions for the steelworkers of America. Standing in his way is the same villain determined to ruin Maggie. What begins as a practical alliance to defeat a common enemy soon evolves into a romance between two wounded people determined to beat the odds.

A spiraling circle of treachery grows increasingly dangerous as Liam and Maggie risk their lives and fortunes for the good of the city. It will require all their wit and ingenuity to protect everything--and everyone--they hold dear.
About The Author

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.
My Review

This is the final book in this great series, based on fact but brought to life with this fictional story.

We are back with Liam Blackstone, he is still adjusting to his life of privilege, after spending most of it as a kidnap victim. In this read the author has placed Maggie Molinaro in his path, a smart young woman whom with her Uncle has developed a crafted ice cream successful business.

Of course, life can't be smooth running, and greed does raise its ugly head here, in the form of a real person, and according to the author's notes some of the happenings were real.

We are offered a bit of sweet romance, a horrible bully with hired thugs, and those who want to help the less fortunate.

A page turner from gifted author Elizabeth Camden!

I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Bethany House, and was not required to give a positive review.

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