Jocelyn Green’s latest book, Shadows of the White City, is the second book in the windy city saga collection. When I first got the book, I actually hadn’t realized it was the second book. I was instantly taken in by the beautiful cover however, and couldn’t resist grabbing this one up.
This story takes you back the Chicago’s world fair. The author has definitely done her research. Filled with rich history and descriptions, you will feel as if the author was there herself, retelling each thing with vivid detail. At one point I closed my eyes and could imagine the exact building she was describing thanks to how detailed it was.
Since this is book two and I honestly can’t remember reading book one (this happens when I read so many books) I was a little confused on some of the characters. Thankfully the author was kind enough to explain some things for those of us who might have forgotten. Next time I’ll reread book one. The beginning was a little slow for me. But by the time I got to the middle, I couldn’t put it down. It was filled with mystery and intrigue, gluing me to the story. One of the things I loved most was the development of the main character. To see her grow through the pages. In the end I thought it was a lovely story, woven with faith, love, and just enough mystery to pique my interest. Add into that all the vivid details of the Chicago’s world fair and you have yourself a captivating story you won’t want to put down. Green’s words will transport you to another time, filled with wonder and excitement.
*I was given this book by the publisher. All opinions are my own.