A Desperate Hope

A Desperate Hope

Eloise 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.

Title:A Desperate Hope
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780764232107
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    A Desperate Hope Reviews

  • Deanne Patterson

    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 wi...

  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)

    I'm just going to go ahead and mark this as a DNF read. I was already a bit concerned about the main girl in this book, but quickly after starting it's revealed that Alex and Eloise got to know each o...

  • Kacie Woodmansee

    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 A...

  • Nicole

    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...

  • Shauna

    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 ...

  • Clara

    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 more intri...

  • Natalie

    2.5 stars, rounded up to 3What I liked:- as always, the historical setting was vivid and lifelike. - I liked seeing the town come together to relocate - The blend of mystery and history worked well- E...

  • Vera Godley

    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 t...

  • Paula Shreckhise

    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 ...

  • Nicole

    "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 Desperat...