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kindle í Hope & Glory Book Two â Elizabeth Camden Caroline Delacroix is at the pinnacle of Washington high society in her role as secretary to the first lady of the United States But beneath the faade of her beauty glamorous wardrobe and dazzling personality she's hiding a terrible secret If she cannot untangle a web of foreign espionage ue all the happiness I just adore Elizabeth Camden’s books And how did I miss the first book in her series Hope and Glory I definitely intend to pick that book up soon Thankfully most of her books can be read as standalone novels A Gilded Lady by Elizabeth Camden introduces Miss Caroline Delacroix the secretary and assistant of sorts to the First Lady of the United States in the year 1900 The first lady is uite a handful and Caroline is the only one who can handle her But she has a secret in her family a dangerous one that could cost her brother his life Now enter Nathaniel Trask He is not head of security and it is lacking but his uptight behavior is tested as his love for Caroline grows He can’t afford to be distracted in his line of workWhat can I say I loved this book Caroline is SAUCY and I love her She is unapologetically herself and I want her to be my best friend Why is she a fictional character Nathaniel is the talk serious brooding type—and I love him too Their chemistry is fantastic and their passion for standing up for what it right is also wonderfulBUT Do not get me started on the historical detail It is perfect It is my absolutely favorite part I love how social issues pertaining to the time are brought up and real life historical figures are brought up I am a fan of Theodore Roosevelt This book is just an utter delight from beginning to end 5 lovely stars for this lovely book

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read epub ✓ A Gilded Lady ì Hope & Glory Book Two ✓ Caroline Delacroix is at the pinnacle of Washington high society in her role as secretary to the first lady of the United States But beneath the faade of her beauty glamorous wardrobe and dazzling personality she's hiding a terrible secret If she cannot Her brother will face execution for treason Nathaniel Trask is the newly appointed head of the president's Secret Service team He is immediately suspicious of Caroline despite his overwhelming attraction to her uick wit and undeniable charm Desperate to keep the president protected Nathani I loved the first book in the series but this book was even better with suspense and a closer look at the inner workings of President McKinley's presidency Getting a glimpse into the first lady Ida McKinley's life was uite interesting She definitely was a recluse due to seizures and could often lose her temper over trivial matters McKinley seemed very understanding and loving with her in private This book focuses on Caroline Delacroix Ida's social secretary one of Gray Delacroix's twin siblings The male lead is Nathaniel Trask who is a secret service member assigned to the White House The connection between these two opposites causes sparks to shoot even though they often don't agree on things The main minor character is Luke Caroline's twin who has been arrested in Cuba for insurgency with the Cuban rebels and may be hung for treason to the US as they try to rebuild Cuba after the Spanish American war With lots of hints that there may be to Luke's role than what is obvious a nice suspense thread weaves throughout the storyline Camden does an excellent job of weaving the history of McKinley's presidency throughout the plot without taking away from the other plot lines I knew little about McKinley's assassination and this story gave a clear picture of what actually happenedExcellent book and I anxiously look forward to the last book in the series which will focus on Caroline's twin LukeI received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley Opinions are mine alone I was not compensated for this review

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A Gilded Lady Hope & Glory Book TwoEl must battle to keep his focus fully on his job as the threat to the president rises Amid the glamorous pageantry of Gilded Age Washington DC Caroline and Nathaniel will face adventure danger and heartbreak in a race against time that will span the continent and the depth of human emotio The Gilded Lady by Elizabeth Camden is the perfect blend of history romance and intrigue It's going on my list of favorite books of the yearCaroline Delacroix is a fun loving socialite who comes to life in her role as secretary to demanding First Lady Ida McKinley She's a hard worker but complete opposite of strait laced rule follower Nathaniel Trask He's on temporary assignment to the Secret Service to improve White House and presidential security Let the sparks start flying Their amusing banter had me laughing I only have eighteen inches of wardrobe space in the ladies dorm she defended I can hear the angels weep Camden gives readers a glimpse into life in the White House at the turn of the century and a behind the scenes view of the inner workings of the Secret Service In typical Camden style both insider views were so fascinating I found myself looking up facts surrounding each historical event One of my favorite lines was Caroline's affirming declaration You are unconditionally loved Unconditionally forgiven You are a child of God deserving of credit than you're giving yourselfThe overall theme of the story is found in two uotes Forever is now only today and Any day could be our last but God never promised Only a time to weep and a time to laugh A time to mourn and a time to dance These thought provoking uotes are an encouragement to not spend life always planning to live and putting things off but to truly live each and every day to its fullestAn added bonus to the already wonderful story was the suspense and intrigue surrounding Caroline's brother Luke He is the epitome of the mischievous bad boy character turned good and I can't wait for his story to unfold in The Prince of Spies next yearI appreciate an ecopy of The Gilded Lady being made available by Bethany House Publishers through Netgalley All thoughts and opinions are my very own