Welcome to Must-Get Monday, a blog series where every Monday I’ll showcase a novel that has just released or is releasing soon that I cannot wait to read.
I’m joining up with the lovely Becca at The Becca Files and several other stellar bloggers to showcase these fun upcoming reads. Check out Becca’s site if you want to join along with our Must-Get Monday posts.
This week, I am featuring:
Shadows of the White City
by Jocelyn Green
No one writes historical fiction like Jocelyn Green. She is a master storyteller and I absolutely adore her novels. The first novel in this series, Veiled in Smoke, is outstanding. If you have not read Veiled in Smoke yet I implore you do so immediately. I’m so excited to read this next installment of The Windy City Saga. I know it’s going to be great!
About the Book
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?