Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Secrets of Sloane House by By Shelley Gray

Secrets of Sloane House 
By Shelley Gray


Book Description

One woman’s search for the truth of her sister’s disappearance leads her to deceit and danger in 1893 Chicago.
Rosalind Perry has left her family’s rural farm in Wisconsin to work as a housemaid at Sloane House, one of the most elegant mansions in Gilded Age Chicago. However, Rosalind is not there just to earn a living and support her family—she’s at Sloane House determined to discover the truth about her sister’s mysterious disappearance.
Reid Armstrong is the handsome heir to a silver fortune. However, his family is on the periphery of Chicago’s elite because their wealth comes from “new money” obtained from successful mining. Marriage to Veronica Sloane would secure his family’s position in society—the lifelong dream of his ailing father.
When Reid begins to realize that Rosalind’s life may be in danger, he stops thinking of marriage prospects and concentrates on helping Rosalind. Dark things are afoot in Chicago and, he fears, in Sloane House. If he’s not vigilant, Rosalind could pay the price.
Set against the backdrop of Chicago’s Gilded Age and the 1893 World’s Fair, Secrets of Sloane House takes us on a whirlwind journey of romance and mystery.

About the Author
Shelley Gray is the author of The Heart of a Hero series. Her Amish novel (written as Shelley Shepard Gray), The Protector, recently made the New York Times bestseller list. A native of Texas, she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in Colorado, and taught school for ten years. She and her husband have two children and live in Southern Ohio.


One of the interesting things that I enjoyed about this book was that it was set in Chicago’s Gilded Age and the 1893 World’s Fair. The historical events were fun to read and learn about. Rosalind was trying to find the mystery around the disappearance of her sister, so she takes a job with a wealthy family, the same place her sister worked. But to her amazement, no one would help her at all, they were closed mouth about it all. Then she meets Reid, who is willing to help her, but would it be worth letting him help her?

Shelly Gray leaves her Amish writing for a new take in this historical novel. I have always liked Ms. Gray's writing, and this one is  just as good. I thoroughly enjoyed this historical story, the mystery of it all, and what it takes to find out what is going on with the sister Rosalind is so anxious to find out about.

BookBook Bloggers sent me this book to read and review. The opinions here are my honest opinion.


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