Saturday, March 23, 2019

Book review with a giveaway: The White City by Grace Hitchcock

About the Book


Book: The White City
Author: Grace Hitchcock
Genre: Christian Historical/Suspense
Release Date: March, 2019

Mysterious 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?

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My Review

There was much to love about this book, especially in the main character, Winnifred Wylde.  She was an avid reader, she was a courageous woman, and she was loyal to her family,  The other characters were well drawn, as well.  The emotions that the characters experienced were so realistically written, that I wanted to cry with them, or my heart would flutter as well as theirs.  The book was well-paced and interesting.  Although the novel was about a criminal, the story was clean and readable, yet not without suspense.  As has been noted by other reviewers, the romance is stronger than the suspense, but I really enjoyed it.  I thought the author portrayed the time period well, and I loved the details and surprises throughout the book.

Readers of clean romance will enjoy this book, as well as historical fiction fans.  

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher, Barbour Books, through Celebrate Lit, for review purposes.  The thoughts expressed here are my own.

About the Author

Grace Hitchcock is the author of three novellas in The Second Chance Brides, The 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.

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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

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful review!

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    1. I enjoyed the book. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Excellent review! Also, I love the book cover! So classic glam chic! Looking forward to checking this book out!

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