Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: The Secrets of Sloane House

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Each week offers the opportunity to spotlight an up-and-coming release you are excited about.

Waiting On:
Title: Secrets of Sloane House
Author: Shelley Gray
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication Date: July 29th, 2014

Synopsis:
Shelley Gray is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author with over 1 million copies of her books in print. Shelley writes with passion about Chicago's Gilded Age, creating a novel with memorable characters, full of romance and suspense.

"Gray is a talented writer and her well-defined characters and graceful writing bring the Amish ways to life." -Romantic Times BOOKclub, 4 stars (on Eventide)

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.
Why I'm Waiting:
I love historical fiction and when you throw in a good mystery, you have me hooked. I'm intrigued with this synopsis.

What are you waiting on this week?

1 comment:

Nemo Rosa said...

I love historical fiction! and I cant't wait to read this one either, great pick :)

Here's my pick