A Desperate Hope

About the Author: Elizabeth Camden

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  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • A Desperate Hope
  • Elizabeth Camden
  • English
  • 21 July 2017
  • 9780764232107

A Desperate HopeEloise Drake S Prim Demeanor Hides The Turbulent Past She S Finally Put Behind Her Or So She Thinks A Mathematical Genius, She S Now A Successful Accountant For The Largest Engineering Project In 1908 New York But To Her Dismay, Her New Position Puts Her Back In The Path Of The Man Responsible For Her Deepest Heartbreak.Alex Duval Is The Mayor Of A Town About To Be Wiped Off The Map The State Plans To Flood The Entire Valley Where His Town Sits In Order To Build A New Reservoir, And Alex Is Stunned To Discover The Woman He Once Loved On The Team Charged With The Demolition With His World Crumbling Around Him, Alex Devises A Risky Plan To Save His Town But He Needs Eloise S Help To Succeed.Alex Is Determined To Win Back The Woman He Thought He D Lost Forever, But Even Their Combined Ingenuity May Not Be Enough To Overcome The Odds Against Them Before It S Too Late.

10 thoughts on “A Desperate Hope

  1. Deanne Patterson says:

    After reading this book it has once again proven why I love this author s books It kept me engrossed the whole way through A very tough,straight laced,prickly heroine who despite being a carefree wild child has matured into a mathematical genius and is now a successful accountant for the largest engineering project in 1908 New York She d rather be tallying spreadsheets than dating When she is assigned to her coming of age town for work the memories coming rushing back no matter how much she may try to hold them at bay I could feel her angst as she is assigned to displace these people in the town that she has come to care about and love Such an incredibly hard choice to make What was absolutely fascinating to me is this was based off of historical happenings of several towns very similar to this I live in a small village myself and could empathize with the towns people and the shock and disappointment they went through all having to move It...

  2. Kacie Woodmansee says:

    Eloise Drake s past comes back to haunt her as she must return to the town so near where she spent much of her childhood and the man she fell in love with so many years before Her relationship with Alex Duval ended badly 12 years ago, but Eloise is bound and determined to keep her heart safe and follow the rules as she works for the state on a project which will demolish the town Alex grew up in and is currently the mayor of.I really wanted to like this book, but there were too many big problems for me As a clean read fiction I d give it a solid 4 stars The characters are interesting, if infuriatingly hard headed, and the emotions are definitely rampant with everyone involved I don t think the characters really grew enough for my liking, but I had a really big problem with people overlooking big sins and character flaws.I will preach God s grace until he takes me home, but if that s the only part of the gospel that you get then you re in big trouble Eloise and Alex had some youthful transgressions which are or less brushed off as just that I don t want characters to live in guilt, but Alex, at least, didn t even acknowledge that what they had done was wrong It seemed justified because they were in love The same goes for Eloise s guardian He s not a good man He has some redeeming qualities and acts at the end, but there seems to be no repentance for any of the characters They brush off their sins as ...

  3. Clara says:

    I love Elizabeth Camden s books and I think she s done an outstanding job with the Empire State trilogy.I ve been looking forward to Eloise s story since finishing A Daring Venture and even intrigued since finding out Alex Duval would be the hero There s been much hurt and trauma in Eloise s life, how will a hot headed but honorable mayor be able to show her what it means to truly be loved and respected Especially when these two have a twelve year old story full of regrets.Eloise s fiery red hair is probably the only thing that Alex can relate to the girl he once knew As he sees the choices she makes that will only put a bigger chasm between them, can he convince Eloise it s never too late Her dreams can be achieved to the full and achieved with him Filled with danger and mystery, Camden once again pens a story as deep in history and passion as it is in character development I m very much looking forward to what she w...

  4. Nicole says:

    A story to make my introverted heart sing Camden s characters are always so real, with flaws and struggles that make them relatable Alex and Eloise were no different, bringing to the page a flare and charisma that is wonderfully trademark for this author I related so much to Eloise and her need for security at the end of the day, but also her bone deep desire to dare just a little and enjoy an unlikely adventure that would grow her and give her a taste of living beyond herself I liked Alex and his zest for life that was contagious, pulling me into the community of Duval Springs and seeing us through another day s struggle to save the entire town I felt a part of them, shared their hopes and concerns, and waited alongside them to see how it would end.Third in a series, this could actually read as a standalone Having already read the first book but not the second, I started out a bit mystified over Eloise s...

  5. Joleen says:

    As teens Alex and Eloise got to know each other very well behind an old cider mill in the woods She was sheltered most of her life, not truly loved by parents or guardian, and never allowed to mingle with kids from town Alex was the mayor s son and a bit too charming Eloise was entranced by Alex who took advantage of her na vet , but both thought they were in love Then one day they were found out and a veritable boom was lowered 1908, twelve years after both their punishments amounting to exile, and having never seen nor heard from each other, Eloise has been sent to the town of her youth as an accountant for a project that will close down this village for a reservoir which New York City needed.Their friendship upon seeing each other was strained at first, but working together on moving the town brought back old feelings.This was not my favorite Camden book It was not a book I couldn t wait to pick up each evening It made me uncomfortable and ...

  6. Vera Godley says:

    As the conclusion of Elizabeth Camden s Empire State Series I found the book interesting I personally didn t care for the thug characters in the book and their actions and influences on others in the community But that is the story and that is the 1896 time element portrayed on the pages of A Desperate Hope.This is the story of the destruction of a small community and surrounding woods in order to create a reservoir for the growing city of New York About 100 miles north of the city the water is pure and plentiful and containing it in a large reservoir and transferring the water via an aqueduct to New York is the solution that the water commission of New York decided upon Years of legal battles by the residents of the small town against the legal might of New York were fraught with failure and the demolition of the town is now about to take place.A team is sent to Duval Springs to manage the destruction of the structures and build the aqueduct There are teams of engineers, hundreds of laborers, and several camps for housing them built Clandestine subterfuge takes place in the camps, an attempt on the life of Emily is made, and despair is rife amon...

  7. Paula Shreckhise says:

    A Desperate Hope by Elizabeth Camden is book set in 1806 Upstate, New York The New York City Water Board is clearing the town of Duval Springs in order to build a reservoir.Lots of interesting facts are woven into this story about the logistics and emotional upheaval of those involved, from the residents to the engineers A seemingly impossible task is at hand Can Eloise Drake and Alex Duval stop clashing enough to get the job done Eloise, an accountant with the Water Board and Alex, the mayor of the town being displaced, have a less than pleasant history Can they overcome their past in order to make the future brighter for the inhabitants of a small town displaced by big government As an accountant, Eloise has ahead for numbers and relishes an ordered life When circumstances throw her world off kilter, can she learn to adapt or use her strict expectations as an excuse to continue on her lonely path Alex has a heart for his town and tries to help the people adapt to their fate Ms Camden gets to the heart if the issues, showing the attitudes and emotions of people in upheaval I had heard about towns being flooded for dams and reservoirs but this puts a personal slant on exactly what such a project would entail Such interesting detail shows the author did rigorous research The story did not just recount the logistical issues but brought some intriguing relationship dynamics and a mystery to be solved I recommend this to readers who like th...

  8. Nicole says:

    Let s go change the world In her latest book, A Desperate Hope, award winning author Elizabeth Camden has created an irresistible historical fiction story of faith, love, and resilience A Desperate Hope is the 3rd book in Elizabeth Camden s Empire State Trilogy, but it can easily be read as a stand alone novel Immediately, readers are drawn to the novel by its beautiful and captivating cover The story takes place in small town Duval Springs, New York in 1908 New York State Water Board accountant Eloise Drake is selected as part of the team to oversee the demolition of the town of Duval Springs in order to build a reservoir to carry water to the residents of New York City Eloise s journey back to Duval Springs forces her to face her first love Alex Duval, mayor of Duval Springs, and a town full of people not ready to give up their homes and livelihoods without a fight I wish I could say the next years are going to be easy, but sometimes it s the hard things in life that make us great The hardships that the townspeople of Duval Springs faced and their determination never to give up demonstrates the strength and resilience of the human spirit Readers will experience a range of emotions throughout the novel, while also rooting for Eloise and Alex to find ...

  9. Adrienne says:

    Eloise Drake has a good, safe job working as an accountant in New York City She enjoys her job and the possibility that her supervisor might be interested in her a good, safe man is exactly what she needs When she is assigned to go to upstate New York to Duval Springs, a town which is going to be demolished in order to create a reservoir for New York City to have clean water, she doesn t want to go because it will mean seeing Alex Duval, whom she hasn t seen since her guardian drove him out of town after finding out about Alex s and Eloise s clandestine relationship Eloise goes to Duval Springs and sets about doing her work appraising the properties in the town to determine how much the City will have to pay while running into the man she gave everything to isn t something she can avoid, she s certain that she can be mature and professional When she actually runs into Alex, though, that becomes a lot harder than she expected As the mayor of Duval Springs, Alex has fought long and hard to keep his home city intact when that s no longer possible, rather than throw in the towel, Alex comes up with the crazy idea to relocate the town he wants to move the buil...

  10. Shauna says:

    I ve been a fan of most of Ms Camden s previous books, however I couldn t get behind this one I ll address my biggest huh right off the bat I don t understand the flippant attitude shown towards sex outside of marriage in this christian fiction Granted, it was only alluded to, and there s nothing steamy or titillating here at all The instances are either in the past, or in one case and someone comes home when they ve been out at night Instead of realizing they need forgiveness and making things right with God and the other party, only Eloise seems to feel some shame and embarrassment Odd on two counts this is usually dealt with differently and not condoned in faith based fiction, and that second instance where everyone one knows the older, respected villager came home after an overnight with a man that just wouldn t have happened Beyond that, I didn t particularly like Eloise or Alex and they would not have been a good fit Complete and opposing opposites like that ...