As a biochemist in early 1900s New York, Doctor Rosalind Werner has dedicated her life to the crusade against water-borne diseases. She is at the forefront of a groundbreaking technology that will change the way water is delivered to every household in the city–but only if she can get people to believe in her work.
Newly appointed Commissioner of Water for New York Nickolas Drake is highly skeptical of Rosalind and her team’s techniques. When a brewing court case throws him into direct confrontation with her, he is surprised by his reaction to the lovely scientist.
While Rosalind and Nick wage a private war against their own attraction, they stand firmly on opposite sides of a battle that will impact far more than just their own lives. As the controversy grows more public and inflammatory and Rosalind becomes the target of an unknown enemy, these two rivals will face higher stakes than they ever could have known.
Review: I say this a lot, mostly because it’s true. I enjoyed reading this story. The saucy Dr. Rosalind Werner made me smile over and over as she fought for what she believed in. And Nickolas, a heartwarming story of pulling yourself up by your bootstraps and making something of yourself instead of wallowing in your past. While it would be helpful if you’ve read book one in this series, it is a stand-alone novel.
Rating: 5 roses
Genre: Historical Fiction with a touch of romance
I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of review. The above is my honest opinion.