Another stellar novel from Elizabeth Camden: "To the Farthest Shores"

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about the book....

The unpredictability of her upbringing prepared army nurse Jenny Bennett to face any challenge at the Presidio Army base, but the sudden reappearance in her life of the dashing naval officer who broke her heart six years ago is enough to rattle even her. 

Lieutenant Ryan Gallagher is one of the few men in the world qualified to carry out a daring government mission overseas--an assignment that destroyed his reputation and broke the heart of the only woman he ever loved. Honor-bound never to reveal where he was during those years, he can't tell Jenny the truth, or it will endanger an ongoing mission and put thousands of lives at risk. 

Ryan thinks he may have finally found a solution to his impossible situation, but he needs Jenny's help. While her loyalty to her country compels her to agree, she was too badly hurt to fall for Ryan again despite his determination to win her back. When an unknown threat from Ryan's past puts everything at risk--including his life--can they overcome the seemingly insurmountable odds stacked against them in time?

my review....

Infused with dramatic scenes and spiritual truths about forgiveness and grace, "To the Farthest Shores" offers up an emotionally satisfying journey for readers seeking a well-written historical novel.

As with all of her novels, Camden's historical research shines through this story and lends an air of authenticity to the book, which is set in the late 1800s/early 1900s. The details about the developing pearl industry and the Military Information Division were an intriguing discovery for me. I had never even heard of such a division in the U.S. Military, and so I thought Ryan's job added an interesting element to the plot. I quite liked his character, and I couldn't help rooting for him as the secrecy shrouding him meant he (and his actions) were so often misunderstood by others. But perhaps my favourite character is that of Jenny, as I felt immediate sympathy for her uniquely challenging past and her tremendous courage in choosing to live a different life than she grew up with. Her determination to put the needs of others first is admirable, as is her resolve to especially stand up for the under dog. And when it comes to the romance between Ryan and Jenny, Camden did an excellent job at adding depth to their relationship, making the ending all the sweeter for the ups and downs they experience.

I can assure readers who are typically drawn to Camden's novels that they will once again enjoy this latest book from her talented pen. If you are a lover of historical novels, put this one on your "must read" list. I award this novel 4.5 out of 5 stars. 

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

 about the author....

Elizabeth Camden
Elizabeth Camden is the author of nine historical novels and has been honored with the RITA Award, the Christy Award, and the Carol Award.  With a master's in history and a master's in library science, she is a research librarian by day and scribbles away on her next novel by night. She lives with her husband in Florida. Learn more at

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