Tuesday, February 13, 2024

While the City Sleeps (The Women of Midtown, #1) by Elizabeth Camden


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.



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

I really enjoyed this story, and the theme of family resonates throughout, from Jonathan to Katherine and even Gallagher.

We see the love of a family, and the pain of being a member of a notorious one, to having people who are always there for you.

This story is set in the early 1900's in NYC, and Katherine is a dentist, a bit unheard of, but she loves her work. Then we have Jonathan, a policeman and a man running from his past, they meet late at night when Katherine gets out of work, and he sees a woman in need.

This is a sweet romance story, that kinda blows up, but we are there when the pieces are being picked up.

There is danger, and senseless loss of life, and then we page turn for answers!

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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