A Daring Venture

A Daring Venture

As a biochemist in early 1900s New York City, 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 Ni As a biochemist in early 1900s New York City, Doctor Rosalind Werner has dedicated her life to the crusade against ...

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Title:A Daring Venture
Author:Elizabeth Camden
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:A Daring Venture
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:340 pages pages

A Daring Venture Reviews

  • Rachel McMillan
    Jun 26, 2018
    This book is a lovely companion piece to A Dangerous Legacy and takes us back to gilded age New York. As per always, Camden's ongoing fictional intention is the promotion of women in interesting occupations usually dominated by the men of their period. Rosalind Warner is a doctor...
  • Maggie Boyd
    Jun 04, 2018
    Fabulous historical tales can be hard to come by which is why I treasure the work of Elizabeth Camden. Able to combine real history with sweet romance, she is a master of her craft. Her latest novel, A Daring Venture, continues the story of the history of clean water in New York begun ...
  • Maureen Timerman
    Jul 18, 2018
    As I opened this book the story just kept getting better and better, and right to the last page I was captivated. What a world the author gives us, and yes, we learn that there is some fact here, and what a gift of saving lives, even if most is fictional. We are shown a very different...
  • Lisa at Farm Fresh Adventures
    Aug 19, 2018
    I loved reading book 2 in this series! Reading and learning about the beginning of treating water with chlorine in the US to help prevent cholera was fascinating! As was the subplot relating to the male lead. I was happy to read this continuation of the first book and look forward to t...
  • Diane Estrella
    Jun 05, 2018
    Another winner! I've never read an Elizabeth Camden book I didn't like... just sayin'... The overall story was good and I liked getting to know both Rosalind and Nicholas. I felt a kinship with Nick and his desire to be connected with his family and always want to see the good in ev...
  • Amy
    Aug 03, 2018
    A Daring Venture is just more proof of why author Camden is one of my favorites. This is the second book in a series, and what I really like is how she puts two opposing teams against each other, at times shockingly so. Yet, they work together for the common goal. While the first book ...
  • Vera Godley
    Jun 19, 2018
    I found the history behind the introduction of the chlorination process into the water treatment to eliminate water-borne diseases quite interesting as woven into the story. The book is interesting from a historical standpoint - though it is, of course, a work of fiction. The author do...
  • Faye
    Jun 08, 2018
    Dr. Rosalind Werner is a biochemist, with a passion for improving the welfare of communities so that they will not have to fear the diseases brought on by unclean drinking water. Rosalind fled scandal in Germany, and is fighting to prove herself in the experimental chlorination of publ...
  • Martha
    Jun 06, 2018
    So, if the cover and the beautiful hair adornments on the front of this book were not enough to get you to pick it up, you have to pick it up for the history. I never knew plumbing, and the chemistry of the purification of water could be so interesting. I mean, forget history books, pu...
  • Clara
    May 14, 2018
    To review a Elizabeth Camden book is nearly impossible. There is so much that gets me excited. The density, carefulness and style with which she writes is full of flavor and creativity. She always leaves me astounded by smart, witty and a bit unpredictable characters. A Daring Ven...
  • Cathy Daniel
    Jun 07, 2018
    I'm not a fan of insta lust/love / kissing early on in books. I didn't care for this hero's temper and how nastily he lashed out and I definitely don't plan to read the next book because the heroine in that book is a character in this one who I didn't care for. Don't like her. It's r...
  • Christian Fiction Addiction
    Aug 16, 2018
    Elizabeth Camden has taken an intriguing actual historical event, added in some interesting characters and drama of the best kind, and served up an absolute winner with her second novel in the "Empire State" series. I have never once stopped to consider how it came about that chlorine ...
  • Denise Hershberger
    Jun 24, 2018
    I really enjoyed this latest book from Camden. My favorite part of her books is how well researched they are and how she uses actual historical events and happenings to create her stories. It is so intriguing to see how things came about even set in a fictional world of one of her nove...
  • Jamie
    Jun 07, 2018
    I wanted to love this book, I did. Elizabeth Camden is one of my favorite Inspy fiction authors and one reason being, she writes about such unique pieces of history. An early 1900s female Doctor and biochemist? Count me in! But y?all, there were just bits I couldn?t get past. On...
  • Michelle
    Jul 14, 2018
    I really enjoy Camden's books so I have been eager to get my hands on this new story! I really enjoy how her books get creative in their settings and careers of main characters. This series really dives into out of the box careers and I LOVE it! There is a lot of science/chemistry in t...
  • Sarah
    Aug 11, 2018
    Poised on the brink of a watershed moment for delivering clean water to the masses, ?A Daring Venture? adroitly combines science with the human element. Hindsight is usually 20/20, and it is easy to look back and forget that what we now take for granted was once contentious and gro...
  • Lucinda
    Oct 09, 2018
    I loved the first one but this was even better! And the theme. It's one thing I love about EC's books: each one features an historic case that had a true bearing in the world. Loved Nick and Rosalind! ...
  • Shirley Revill
    Nov 06, 2018
    Dr Rosalind Werner biochemist studies water borne diseases. She desperately wants a safe water supply for the town to halt the spread of cholera. Rosalind lost her parents and sibling to this awful disease and her research is a cause that is very close to Rosalind's heart. In a time wh...
  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    Jul 07, 2018
    About this book: ?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--...
  • Kristi
    Jul 22, 2018
    Perfect! If I only had one word to use to describe this book it would absolutely be perfect. There is so much to like about Elizabeth Camden's latest book. In fact, this book has it all: complex characters, a storyline that is emotional, and superb storytelling. This may just be my fav...
  • Rachael
    Jun 09, 2018
    3.5 Stars I didn?t particularly care for how it started. An instant attraction and kiss within such a short amount of time just doesn?t ring real for me. I didn?t really connect with any characters in this one. I also wish it had some sort of faith theme However, I loved th...
  • Rachael
    Jun 19, 2018
    4.5 stars. One thing I can always count on in opening up a book by Elizabeth Camden, it will be so much more than I expect; there will be twists and turns such that the plot will end up in a totally different place than the book blurb implies, and I love it. (Not to call the blurb inac...
  • Kristina
    Jun 22, 2018
    A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden is the second novel in An Empire State Novel series. It is June 1908 in Jersey City, New Jersey when Dr. John Lael and Dr. Rosalind Werner, a biochemist, get the verdict on a two-year court case for which they were consultants. They have ninety days...
  • Kelly Bridgewater
    May 07, 2018
    A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden is a fascinating tale of science. I have read all of Camden's novels, and every new addition captures my attention. I'm impressed every time she composes a new novel that includes how science shaped our country. Camden again does a good job at allo...
  • Jennifer
    Jun 27, 2018
    I just really enjoy the way Ms. Camden writes historical fiction. The science aspect of this story was so interesting. The storytelling was also very engaging. That prologue! However, I felt like the focus of the story was a bit muddled. All the different aspects of this story definite...
  • Alysha (For The Love of Christian Fiction)
    Jul 24, 2018
    History has always intrigued me. Maybe because I have an inquisitive mind?. I want to know how things were built, why they were built, when they were built, who built them. I was THAT student in school who would have a notebook of random facts about random things. My family actually c...
  • The Books and Biscuits Blog
    Jun 12, 2018
    A Daring Venture ? Elizabeth Camden (5 Stars) In the second entry in the Empire State series, A Daring Venture introduces Doctor Rosalind Werner, a biochemist with a passion for clean, disease-free water. Having lost her parents to cholera, Rosalind will risk everything to ensure ...
  • Natalie
    Jun 11, 2018
    This definitely redeemed itself by the end, but this is definitely not my favorite by this author. For one, the romance was total instalove, and somewhat cringeworthy for most of the book. Nick says she?s ?as pretty as a moonbeam? (whatever that means) in chapter 3, they?re...
  • Libby May
    Jul 14, 2018
    It was good. 100% cliche. 100% insta-love. But I actually enjoyed the story. I learned a whole bunch about water filtration and chlorination. And I loved that Rosalind wasn't like all attracted to Nick's muscles, but his grease covered hands. If y'all want a content review let me k...
  • Amy
    Apr 07, 2018
    This is a 4.5 rating for me. At the heart of this story is the question when is it alright to use individuals for experimentation without their consent? Rosalind and Drake both want the same thing for their city. Clean and safe water. But their methods are so different and clash so t...