Genesis 5020

My Story for His Glory

Review and Giveaway: The White City by Grace Hitchcock March 21, 2019

Filed under: Book Reviews,Uncategorized — Melissa Finnegan @ 12:31 pm
Tags: , ,

The-White-City-FB-Banner.jpg

About the Book

Book: The White City

Author: Grace Hitchcock

Genre: Christian Historical/Suspense

Release Date: March, 2019

The-white-City-197x300.jpgMysterious Disappearances Taint the Chicago World’s Fair

Step into True Colors—a new series of Historical Stories of Romance and American Crime

While attending the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, Winnifred Wylde believes she witnessed a woman being kidnapped. She tries to convince her father, an inspector with the Chicago police, to look into reports of mysterious disappearances around the White City. Inspector Wylde tries to dismiss her claims as exaggeration of an overactive imagination, but he eventually concedes to letting her go undercover as secretary to the man in question—if she takes her pistol for protection and Jude Thorpe, a policeman, for bodyguard.

Will she be able to expose H. H. Holmes’s illicit activity, or will Winnifred become his next victim?

 

Click here to order your copy.

 

About the Author

grace-hitchcock-300x300.jpgGrace Hitchcock is the author of three novellas in The Second Chance BridesThe Southern Belle Brides, and the Thimbles and Threads collections with Barbour Publishing. The White City is her debut novel and releases March 2019 with Barbour Publishing. She holds a Masters in Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in History. Grace lives in southern Louisiana with her husband, Dakota, and son. Visit Grace online at GraceHitchcock.com.

 

Guest Post from Grace

True Colors—Fiction Based on Strange, But True, American Crime Stories

True, riveting stories of American criminal activity are explored through 6 unique stories of historical romantic suspense in the exciting new True Colors series.

In book one, The White City, Winnifred Wylde believes she witnessed a woman being kidnapped while attending the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. She tries to convince her father, an inspector with the Chicago police, to look into reports of mysterious disappearances around the White City. Inspector Wylde tries to dismiss her claims as exaggeration of an overactive imagination, but he eventually concedes to letting her go undercover as secretary to the man in question—if she takes her pistol for protection and Jude Thorpe, a detective, for bodyguard.

Will she be able to expose H. H. Holmes’s illicit activity, or will Winnifred become his next victim?

The Real Criminal Behind the Story

While Winnifred Wylde is a fictional character, Doctor H. H. Holmes was very real and became infamously known as America’s first serial killer. Learn more about him HERE.

 

Blog Stops

Just the Write Escape, March 14

A Baker’s Perspective, March 14

The Lit Addict, March 14

janicesbookreviews, March 14

The Power of Words, March 15

Multifarious, March 15

Back Porch Reads, March 15

Livin’ Lit, March 16

Lis Loves Reading, March 16

Just Your Average reviews, March 16

Rev. Rebecca Writes, March 17

For the Love of Literature, March 17

Bibliophile Reviews, March 17

Reflections From My Bookshelves, March 18

Through the Fire Blogs, March 18

By The Book, March 18

A Reader’s Brain, March 18

Girls in White Dresses, March 19

Stories By Gina , March 19

EmpowerMoms, March 19

Inklings and notions, March 19

All-of-a-kind Mom, March 20

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, March 20

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, March 20

Bigreadersite, March 21

Genesis 5020, March 21

Blossoms and Blessings, March 21

The Becca Files, March 21

Emily Yager, March 22

Where Crisis & Christ Collide, March 22

Pause for Tales, March 22

Inspired by fiction, March 23

Mary Hake, March 23

Book by Book, March 23

Real World Bible Study, March 23

Blogging With Carol, March 24

Stephanie’s Life of Determination, March 24

Book Bites, Bee Stings, & Butterfly Kisses, March 24

Maureen’s Musings, March 25

amandainpa, March 25

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, March 25

Older & Smarter?, March 26

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, March 26

Chas Ray’s Book Nerd Corner , March 26

Godly Book Reviews, March 27

For Him and my Family, March 27

Texas Book-aholic, March 27

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Grace is giving away a grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of The White City!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/dd7d/the-white-city-celebration-tour-giveaway

My thoughts:

This wasn’t quite what I was expecting but I still enjoyed the read. It was a bit lighter than I was anticipating, but still an interesting read none-the-less.

Winnie is a spunky character and nothing gets in her way when she sets her mind to something.

Jude is a dashing and strong hero and I was rooting for him.

But there is an added element that had me wondering where this story was going to go and what part this other person played in the overall story.

This read more like a light mystery.

Visit Grace here.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christianbook.com or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me through the Celebrate Lit Team. All opinions are my own. 

 

 

The Coffee Club Mysteries February 4, 2019

cover152308-medium

About:

Six Mysteries Are Brewing in Small-Town Kansas
The coffee shop on the corner of First and Main in Oak Grove, Kansas, seems to attract a series of mysterious events. Or perhaps it is the six women who frequent the shop for book club who are the magnets for trouble. . . .

Morgan Butler, owner of the Coffee Perk, finds a project worker hanged at her shop.

Evelyn Kliff discovers a church meal organizer dead.

Harper Daggett is being stalked for an antique jade owl she bought.

Baker Jeanine Gransbury’s charity event money goes missing.

Jo Anderson shares hazelnut coffee creamer, sending a woman into anaphylaxis shock.

Penny Parson finds a gun in one of her beehives.

Join them as they unravel six unexplained events that have the potential to ruin business and spoil friendships if not handled with care.

My thoughts:

This is a collection of cute, cozy mysteries all tied together with the ladies in the coffee club.

Of course there are some stories I liked better then others, just different writing styles. But if you enjoy a light-hearted mystery this collection would be up your alley.

I did have trouble gauging how old the ladies where until it was there story, that wasn’t made very clear in other book. They are a wide variety of ages as it turns out 🙂

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christianbook.com or your favorite retailer.

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

 

Review: Forsaken Dreams March 18, 2013

cover21612-medium

Forsaken Dreams by MaryLu Tyndall

From the backcover of Forsaken Dreams:

Embark on a seafaring adventure in a brand-new series from bestselling author MaryLu Tyndall. After witnessing the death and destruction caused by the Civil War, Colonel Blake Wallace is eager to leave his once precious Southern homeland for the pristine shores of Brazil and the prospect of a new utopian community. Widow Eliza Crawford seeks passage on Wallace’s ship harboring a dirty secret—and a blossoming hope for a fresh start. But will dangers from the sea and from man keep them from the peace and love they long for?

My Thoughts:

This is the second book I have read by MaryLu Tyndall. The first was Veil of Pearls, which I absolutely loved, probably the best book I read in 2012. So I had high expectations for Forsaken Dreams.

MaryLu paints a vivid picture of the scenes and characters. At first the two main characters where a little too sweet on each other, it all seemed too perfect, which it was until the conflict arises. Then we get to the good stuff.

All the characters seem to have gotten on the ship, New Hope, to escape their past. But they soon learn you can’t outrun your past, it will catch up with you. Now they are forced to face it and reconcile their future with their past.

Can’t we all relate? Don’t we all wish there were things we could forget about, but the truth is our past has shaped us into the people we are now. That same holds true for this cast of characters MaryLu introduces us to. The past can also be redeemed, but only with the help of our Savior, the Redeemer.

Not only are the main characters endearing that whole cast has a story. You will get bits and pieces of their story as your read Forsaken Dreams and it will made you want to read the rest of the series. I can’t wait to read the next (whenever that will be) and see what secrets the other characters are hiding.

Oh, and there are some mysterious things taking place as well. But you will have to read the book to find out what I am talking about.

To order the book on Amazon click here.

To order from Barnes and Noble click here.

To order from Christianbook.com click here.

To order from Barbour Publishing click here.

To check out MaryLu’s website click here.

An egalley of this book was given to me by Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.