Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Shadows of the White City (The Windy City Saga, #2) by Jocelyn Green


 

The one thing Sylvie Townsend wants most is what she feared she was destined never to have--a family of her own. But taking in Polish immigrant Rose Dabrowski to raise and love quells those fears--until seventeen-year-old Rose goes missing at the World's Fair, and Sylvie's world unravels.

Brushed off by the authorities, Sylvie turns to her boarder, Kristof Bartok, for help. He is Rose's violin instructor and the concertmaster for the Columbian Exposition Orchestra, and his language skills are vital to helping Sylvie navigate the immigrant communities where their search leads.

From the glittering architecture of the fair to the dark houses of Chicago's poorest neighborhoods, they're taken on a search that points to Rose's long-lost family. Is Sylvie willing to let the girl go? And as Kristof and Sylvie grow closer, can she reconcile her craving for control with her yearning to belong?

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About The Author


 Jocelyn Green inspires faith and courage as the award-winning and bestselling author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books, including The Mark of the King; Wedded to War; and The 5 Love Languages Military Edition, which she coauthored with bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman. Her books have garnered starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly, and have been honored with the Christy Award, the gold medal from the Military Writers Society of America, and the Golden Scroll Award from the Advanced Writers & Speakers Association. She graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, with a B.A. in English, concentration in writing. She loves Mexican food, Broadway musicals, strawberry rhubarb pie, the color red, and reading with a cup of tea. Jocelyn lives with her husband Rob and two children in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Visit her at www.jocelyngreen.com.

 

My Review


The setting for this book is the 1893's World's Fair, and it takes place in Chicago, Il. Through the words of the author we take in this spectacular event, and visit many of the expositions.

We are given a bit of sweet romance, a kidnapping, a meeting with some dark character looking to receive their gambling winnings! We also have the dynamics of a mother and daughter relationship, and a brother and brother one also.

You can see that trusting God helps in all the situations, and you will quickly be turning the pages and looking for answers here, and hoping for the best out come.

This is book that I became very involved in the characters lives, and in the end, I didn't want to leave!

I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Bethany House, and was not required to give a positive review.

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