“Carved in Stone”… There is so much to say about this book that it’s hard to know where to start! Stirring, unpredictable, thoroughly captivating – all of those descriptions apply.
Perhaps the most prominent theme of this book is the “clash of classes” between the Blackstones, a family of unimaginably wealthy business tycoons, and a poor, street-smart lawyer who gives freely of his services to those who could not otherwise afford it. The complicatedly intertwined situations of these opposites makes for a very lively and also very meaningful story and message. I also really liked the main character of Gwen. Her selflessness and generosity are inspiring, and I also liked her wittiness and ability to cut through the nonsense of snobbishness with just a few well-placed words.
As per Elizabeth Camden’s signature style, much of the plot of “Carved in Stone” wraps around historical events, in specific the formation of the U.S. Steel Corporation. While this may sound like something that would be of particular interest to history buffs, I assure you that those who pick up this book (history lover or not) will find it anything but dull.
Since finishing this book, I am so glad to know that it will be turning into a series! “Carved in Stone” gives us a glimpse at the characters in the next story, and I can tell you that it is already shaping up to be a terrifically unique and dynamic tale!
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”