Stella West’s artistic talent made her the toast of London, but when her beloved sister dies under mysterious circumstances she abandons everything and heads for Boston. With single-minded determination she fights to pierce the ring of secrecy surrounding her sister’s death. Upon meeting Romulus White, a publisher with connections into every important power circle in the city, she quickly realizes he could be a valuable ally in navigating Boston society.
Romulus has been pursuing Stella for years to create art for his magazine. Her luminous illustrations are the missing piece he needs to propel his magazine to the forefront of the industry, and he will stop at nothing to get her on board.
Sparks fly the instant they join forces, but Romulus is unsettled by the unwelcome attraction he feels toward Stella, fearing she might be the one woman who could disrupt his hard-won independence. He may have finally met his match in Stella, but is helping her solve the mystery of her sister’s death worth the risk to his publishing empire?
What I Loved: I love a good mystery that doesn’t give itself away by chapter 5. From This Moment had me collecting clues and picking apart characters until the last leg of the journey. Aside from the mystery, I enjoyed the unique historic setting. It was interesting to learn more about the first Subway in Boston. The characters were engaging. The only thing that I didn’t care for were all the backstory dumps. But the plot more than made up for this and I greatly enjoyed it as a whole.
Rating and Recommendation: I’m giving it 5 stars and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys Historical Christian Fiction or for those that enjoy a nice mystery.
~I received a copy from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.
Free Novella: Summer of Dreams is a companion novella and currently free on Amazon. It’s not essential that you read Summer of Dreams, but if you’re planning to you’ll want to read it before From This Moment.