Thursday, February 4, 2021

Shadows of the White City by Jocelyn Green



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?


Another fabulous read by Ms. Green!
This is the 2nd book in the Windy City Saga Series.
Just wow!
I loved being swept back into 1893 at the fair!
Now, normally I love fairs but this one really took my breath away literally! The scenery oh my! Made me feel like I was there!
The Faris wheel! Just amazing. I think my mouth dropped open from my imagination at seeing for the first time! I'll never look at one again without remembering where it came from or how someone thought of it.
Ms. Green's description of each building and where it was truly remarkable. She's done her research well.
Sylvie and Rosey I was happy to see them again!
I really liked how she added some mystery in this book to keep it interesting. I kept turning the pages to see how it would all end. I wasn't one bit disappointed.
I didn't want to say goodbye because I very much enjoyed myself at the fair and I learned a lot.
Did you know that the fair came back to Chicago in the 1930's?
This story left my heart feeling full and satisfied and I am looking forward to the next book.
I highly recommend.
My thanks for a copy of this book and I was NOT required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own.


Jocelyn Green is the award-winning and bestselling author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books, including Veiled in Smoke, The Mark of the KingA Refuge Assured, and Between Two Shores. Her books have garnered starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly and have been honored with the Christy Award and the Golden Scroll. Jocelyn lives with her family in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Visit her at

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