BOOK REVIEW: A GILDED LADY BY ELIZABETH CAMDEN.

Author: Elizabeth Camden

Title: A Gilded Lady

Genre: Christian Historical Romance/ Christian Mystery & Suspense Romance

Publication date: 02 June,2020

Publisher: Bethany House

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Lady-Hope-Glory/dp/0764232126

Book Blurb

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 facade of her beauty, glamorous wardrobe, and dazzling personality, she’s hiding a terrible secret. If she cannot untangle a web of foreign espionage, 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 quick wit and undeniable charm. Desperate to keep the president protected, Nathaniel 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 emotion.

My Review

A Gilded Lady by Elizabeth Camden is the first book I am reading ,written by the author. She is a new to me author and I am so proud to know her through this book.


Chapter one drew me in and I promised myself to read through the end. I am glad I was patient enough to enjoy this good story.


I was impressed by Caroline. What an honour to work by the side of the First Lady of USA in the novel. I love their banter. It is worth admiring although Mrs Ida can be so annoying but Caroline has the strength and grace to handle the situations.


I went on a trip to the US White House through this book pages. I enjoyed my experience. Elizabeth Camden writes well.


I love Nathaniel. He seems so cut out for his job. So much toughness but there is a heart underneath the tough exterior.
His budding romance with Caroline looks healthy to me.


Wow! I felt lots of emotions while reading this book. You can relate to it on a human level.


I admire Caroline’s love and support for her twin brother, Luke who was imprisoned in far away Cuba. The saying “blood is thicker than water” is true in this case.


This book is action packed and full of suspense. I love some characters in the plot. Themes of love,forgiveness, family and God were well navigated here.


I love Caroline’s words to Nathaniel when he was depressed over a situation in the book. She said” You are unconditionally loved. Unconditionally forgiven. You are a child of God, deserving of more credit than you’re giving yourself “.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

About The Author

Elizabeth Camden is best known for her historical novels set in Gilded Age America. Before she was a writer, she was an academic librarian. Her novels have won the RITA and Christy Award and have appeared on the CBA bestsellers list. She lives in Orlando, Florida, with her husband, who graciously tolerates her intimidating stockpile of books. Learn more at http://www.elizabethcamden.com.

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