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While the City Sleeps by Elizabeth Camden | Review

After reading While the City Sleeps I’m hooked on this new series, The Women of Midtown, from Elizabeth Camden! Check the back cover below, followed by my full 5 star review.

Back Cover

Amid the hushed city, two hearts must navigate danger and deception, bound by a love that outshines the stars.

Katherine Schneider’s life as a dentist in 1913 New York is upended when a patient reveals details of a deadly plot while under the influence of laughing gas. As she is plunged into danger, she seeks help from the dashing Lieutenant Jonathan Birch, a police officer she has long admired from afar.

Jonathan has harbored powerful feelings toward Katherine for years but never acted on them, knowing his dark history is something she could never abide. Now, with her safety on the line, he works alongside her through the nights as they unravel the criminal conspiracy that threatens her . . . even as he keeps his deepest secrets hidden at all costs.

“History, mystery, and romance set against the backdrop of New York City at night–a must-read!”–Gabrielle Meyer, bestselling author of When the Day Comes and In This Moment

“Elizabeth Camden brings the bustling metropolis to living color like no one else. . . . A novel that will keep readers up late into the night.”–Jocelyn Green, Christy Award-winning author of The Metropolitan Affair

My Review

Calling fans of Sarah Sundin and Rachel Scott McDaniel! This historical novel from Elizabeth Camden and Bethany House Publishers has danger, mystery, suspense, redemption, and so much fascinating history. Not to mention, well-timed wit. Plus, a charming romance. SO GOOD!

Heroine Katherine Schneider, a dentist in New York City, is smart, brave (sometimes to a fault), a bit sassy, and carrying around burdens from her past.

Swoony hero Lieutenant Jonathan Birch has caught Katherine’s eye and you’ll have to read the book to find out what dark secrets from his past motivate him to keep his infatuation with Katherine from becoming anything more.

The side characters are awesome. So fabulously developed.

Both characters are taken on a beautiful and meaningful journey to redemption and forgiveness in While the City Sleeps. You’ll be on the edge of your seat, sometimes laughing out loud, and left exasperated with stubborn characters … and just as the tension mounts, no less.

5 stars for this page-turner of a book! Don’t forget to read the author’s notes at the end for fun historical tidbits.

Get your copy on and I received a complimentary copy of this book through the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own.

About the Author

Elizabeth Camden ( is best known for her historical novels set in Gilded Age America, featuring clever heroines and richly layered story lines. Before she was a writer, she was an academic librarian at some of the largest and smallest libraries in America, but her favorite is the continually growing library in her own home. Her novels have won Christy, Carol, and RITA Awards and have appeared on the ECPA bestsellers list. She lives in Orlando, Florida, with her husband, who graciously tolerates her intimidating stockpile of books.

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