Gray, Shelley. Secrets of Sloane House: A Chicago World’s Fair Mystery. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. 2014.
Set during the 1893 World’s Fair, Rosalind Perry deceptively accepts employment at the illustrious Sloane House in hopes of discovering what happened to her sister, Miranda. While working as a housemaid, Rosalind befriends Reid Armstrong, becomes wary of the advances of Douglass Sloane, struggles with the adversary found in Veronica Sloane and discovers her own deeply rooted strength. Does Rosalind uncover too late what happened to her beloved sister?
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
As this author’s debut novel for me, I was impressed. Having read the book for the stylistic and ingenious cover, I soon found the writing to be equally as impressive. Mystery, secrets, difficult subjects, covetous attitudes and patronizing characters all mixed with subtle faith, courageous individuals, and compassionate actions. With an excerpt included for her next book, Deception at Sable Hill, due out in Spring of 2015, Shelley Gray will definitely be an author whose books I anxiously seek out. Very well-written; very well-received!
5 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of Secrets of Sloane House: A Chicago World’s Fair Mystery Series from BookLook Bloggers and Zondervan for my honest review*