This book was excellent. Set in Massachusetts in the late 1800s, I really liked the setting as a New Englander. But more than that, I loved the heroine, Libby. This was the first time I've ever come across a heroine with Libby's unique disability--she cannot read. But oh my, can she draw and paint! And then there was Michael--a big bear of a man who is passionate about flowers and perfume, of all things! Yet also a man who will hack down a whole garden of roses to protect his sister, Lady Mirela, from the tortured memories their fragrance brings. Have I piqued your interest yet? :) I really enjoyed this book. It was a real treat to follow Libby's and Michael's paths, and there was even a little bit of mystery woven into the story. The only thing that bothered me a little had to do with "holy sisters" and a convent--but I don't want to say too much about that so as not to spoil the story for anyone. I understand why the author wove them into the story, though. Also, I should note that there a couple of "darker" incidents described in the book--nothing extremely graphic, but I wouldn't recommend this book for preteen or young teen girls because of that. All in all, this was a very satisfying read, and I look forward to reading more of Elizabeth Camden's work! I give The Rose of Winslow Street 5 out of 5 stars.
**Disclosure: I was given a free review copy of this book by Bethany House Publishers, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.