In “Into the Whirlwind” by Elizabeth Camden we meet Mollie Knox. Mollie is the owner of the 57th Illinois Watch Company in Chicago. She learned the trade of watch making from her father before he died and she is proud of the company and reputation her family has built. When attorney Zack Kazmarek offers Mollie a deal of a lifetime she wonders if it is too good to be true. Mollie quickly finds out that she is being deceived by Zack and his client but then a terrible tragedy befalls Chicago. Mollie and Zack get caught up in the Great Chicago Fire and in the aftermath they both have one thing in common and that is to survive. In the midst of the fire Zack catches Mollie off guard and tells her that he loves her. That love soon becomes tested because Mollie knows that Zack’s client is misleading her. When another man enters Mollie’s life Zack realizes he may have lost his chance with the woman of his dreams. Will Zack and Mollie find their way back to each other?
This was a very good book set during a horrible time in Chicago. It paints a very accurate picture of the Great Chicago Fire and the months after. You will see how a determined and Godly woman overcomes everything to put her life back together and move forward with God’s guidance. This book shows us how we can endure many bad things if we trust in God. This book also shows that love and forgiveness can overcome all things. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Bethany House Publishers.