I love historical fiction novels - especially if they have a spiritual undertone. Into the Whirlwind was captivating. I loved reading about the emotional, physical and spiritual ramifications of the Chicago fire. I loved reading about a woman business owner in the 1870s. I loved reading about the minute details of watch-making and clock-making. I loved reading the wisdom of a woman wrestling to understand the passions and longings of her heart. I loved reading about characters struggling to find their sense of purpose in life. I loved reading about camaraderie and friendship in times of hardship.
Can you tell that I loved this book? I couldn't put it down. It went with me to soccer soccer practice and carpool lines. I read while my hubby watched football and a movie. I even woke up early to read one morning (definitely not a norm for me!)
It has romance, but it's very clean. I would recommend this book to any female reader age 14+. It would be a great novel for teens to read with a mentor or a mom, because there are so many great conversations that could stem from the book.
I can't wait to read more rom Elizabeth Camden!
I received this book as a gift from Bethany House, in exchange for my honest review.