Written on the Wind

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Welcome to First Line Friday!
Today I’m featuring

Written on the Wind by Elizabeth Camden.

He carries a dangerous secret, but can he survive long enough to expose it?

Count Dimitri Sokolov has been charged with overseeing construction of the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway, but during this work, he witnesses an appalling crime, the truth of which threatens the Russian monarchy. In an effort to silence him, the czar has stripped Dimitri of his title, his lands, and his freedom . . . but Dimitri has one asset the czar knows nothing about: his deep and abiding friendship with Natalia Blackstone.

Natalia is the lead analyst for her father’s New York banking empire and manages their investment in the Trans-Siberian Railway. Her bond with Dimitri has flourished despite the miles between them, but when Dimitri goes unexpectedly missing, she sets the wheels in motion to find him. Once they join forces, they embark on a dangerous quest in which one wrong move could destroy them both.

From the steppes of Russia to the corridors of power in Washington, Dimitri and Natalia will fight against all odds to save the railroad while exposing the truth. Can their newfound love survive the ordeal?

From Goodreads

Author Information

Discover more information about Elizabeth Camden at: elizabethcamden.com.

First Line

[Graphic Text]: September 1900 ~ Natalia Blackstone always considered the third floor of her family’s bank the most fascinating five thousand square feet in the entire United States.

My Review

I purchased a copy of this book. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.


Written on the Wind is book two in Elizabeth Camden’s Blackstone Legacy historical romance series.

This story has the feel of an epic romance. While Dimitri circumnavigates the globe to bring justice to a massacre he witnessed in the wilderness of Russia, Natalia’s world revolves around her father’s bank. She and Dimitri have a friendship built over the telegraph wires. In this book, they finally have an opportunity to meet in person.

I loved the references to Russian literature that seemed to inspire Dimitri. The banter between the two is fun. At first, I did struggle with Dimitri’s single focus at the expense of Natalia but the interactions between the two and how they work things out is so great! Plus I was rooting for them the whole way. They’re personalities were real and they acted in-character, which I love in a story.

If you’re looking for a global read set at the turn of the 20th century, then definitely grab a copy of Written on the Wind. You don’t need to read the first book to appreciate this one, but doing so does provide your first peek at Dimitri and Natalia’s friendship, which spans the Atlantic.

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8 thoughts on “Written on the Wind

  1. I loved Written on the Wind!

    My first line this week comes from Free Fall by Nancy Mehl :
    Chapter 1
    “The abandoned amusement park reminded Logan of an aging bride waiting for a bridegroom who never came.”

  2. I’m currently reading Midnight’s Budding Morrow by Carolyn Miller.
    “The following morning, despite mild admonitions from Mrs. Broomhead, [Sarah] breakfasted downstairs.”
    I hope you have a great weekend!

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