Thursday, February 22, 2018

A Dangerous Legacy - a book review

Do you have a favorite author? I have several, and the more I read, the more favorites I find.

Both of my parents are voracious readers, and I'm blessed to live close to my mother because that allows us to share books back and forth. She has created five church libraries over her lifetime and is well-versed in publishers and authors, so when she loaned me an Elizabeth Camden book three years ago, I assumed I would enjoy it. 

I loved it, and Ms. Camden became one of my favorite authors, so. I know when I pick up one of her books I’m in for a fascinating, page-turning read. 

Although darker than her previous books, A Dangerous Legacy is another home run. The characters are strong and well-developed, and I enjoyed the banter between Lucy and Colin-it exhibits their intelligence and sense of humor. I could feel Lucy’s and Nick’s struggle with their generations-old lawsuit. They were exhausted with it, but felt they had no choice but to follow through. Obviously well-researched, the book does a great job of educating the reader about the early days of the news service and the water systems of a city. One reviewer felt the information bogged down the book and made it tedious, but it didn’t feel like that to me. In fact, it made me want to research and read more about the topics. There were several plot twists that created intrigue and tension, and I loved the way the book tied up. A very satisfying ending, and I was happy to discover there is a sequel that will tell Nick’s story. Highly recommended.

Pick up your copy of A Dangerous Legacy today.

Linda Shenton Matchett is an author, journalist, blogger, and history geek. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, a stone’s throw from Fort McHenry, Linda has lived in historical places most of her life. She is a volunteer docent at the Wright Museum of WWII and a Trustee for her local public library. Active in her church Linda serves as treasurer, usher, and choir member. To find out more about Linda and her books visit Sign up for her newsletter for links to free ebooks, book reviews, historical tidbits, and more.


  1. Thanks Linda for a great review!

  2. I like Elizabeth Camden books, too and would like to read this one.

  3. Nice review, Linda. I'm an avid reader and have several favorite authors that changes as I discover new ones. Blessings.

  4. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Linda.

  5. I have many favorite authors too :) And I totally agree that the more you read, the more favorites you find.