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Stories for His Glory

Shadows of the White City by Jocelyn Green February 15, 2021

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 5:05 pm
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She promised a dying father she would keep his daughter safe.
She can’t fail now.

The one thing Sylvie Townsend wants most is what she feared she would never 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 life unravels.

With nowhere else to turn, Sylvie seeks help from her boarder and Rose’s violin instructor, Kristof Bartok. Fluent in several languages, his skills are vital to helping Sylvie navigate the immigrant and international communities where their investigation 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?

My thoughts:

I am Jocelyn fan so whenever she comes out with a new book I am on it. This is the second book in this series. However, you can easily read this one and not feel lost if you haven’t read the first one.

I really enjoyed this story. The main characters were around my age but single, so that was interesting, especially for this time period. There was a lot of mystery and suspense in this book. There was one point before the end, but close, where I felt like things were getting wrapped up a bit to quickly and neatly and I felt disappointed. But I kept reading and what do you know, there was, literally, more the story.

If you enjoy historical romance with with some mystery involved you will enjoy this read.

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A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.


One Response to “Shadows of the White City by Jocelyn Green”

  1. carylkane Says:

    Excellent review, Melissa! I also enjoy Jocelyn Green’s novels. I’m excited to read this one.

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