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A Desperate Hope

(Empire State #3)

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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
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Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: February 5th 2019 by Bethany House Publishers (first published February 2019)
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Kacie Woodmansee
Dec 30, 2018 rated it liked it
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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 problem
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Adrienne
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Emily
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
This one will keep you up late, folks. I read the first book in The Empire State novels, A Dangerous Legacy, and loved it, so when this one came up for review, I was excited to take it on. And in true obsessive-reader fashion – especially with a book that has good tension – it only took me a few days to finish.

This series focuses on the Drake family, and with this newest installment, we get to know Eloise (with some revisits to Nick and Rosalind). She’s a fascinating character plagued by conflic
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CoffeeBreakBooks
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Book three of the Empire State series is another compelling historical tale of a strong female heroine in a non-traditional, for that era, profession. It was wonderful to meet up with familiar characters, but the novel can enjoyably be read as a stand-alone. Elizabeth Camden chose an interesting subject for this novel, as it is as relevant today as in the early 1900's. Municipalities, particularly in certain areas of the country, still have challenges providing a clean water supply for growing p ...more
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Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Rachel Kokes
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Desperate Hope was written by Elizabeth Camden and takes place in the late 1800s-early 1900s. It is book three in the An Empire State Novel series.

Summary: Alex Duval is a fly-by-the-seat of your pants, creative, emotional whirlwind. But, he’s also mayor of tiny Duval Springs-the community in which he grew up-and he takes that job very seriously.

After a five-year struggle to keep the town from being demolished to build a water reservoir, it now looks like the town he loves will be completely
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