Shadows of the White City
series: Windy City Saga, The
She promised a dying father she would keep his daughter safe.
She can't fail now.
The one thing Sylvie Townsend wants most is what she feared she would never 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 life unravels.
With nowhere else to turn, Sylvie seeks help from her boarder and Rose's violin instructor, Kristof Bartok. Fluent in several languages, his skills are vital to helping Sylvie navigate the immigrant and international communities where their investigation 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?
"An evocative tale about surrendered dreams and life's unexpected bends in the road, Shadows of the White City satisfies in every way!"--TAMERA ALEXANDER, USA Today bestselling author of Colors of Truth and A Lasting Impression
"This superbly told story offers tension throughout and many unexpected plot twists. The descriptions of the 1893 World's Fair and the excellent map at the beginning help readers orient themselves within the Fair. A well-paced story with credible characters; highly recommended."--Historical Novels Review
"Historical romance fans will devour this newest novel from beloved author Jocelyn Green. An evocative tale about surrendered dreams and life's unexpected bends in the road, Shadows of the White City satisfies in every way!"
Tamera Alexander, USA Today bestselling author of Colors of Truth and A Lasting Impression
"History breathes new life in Jocelyn Green's latest--a masterwork of immersive storytelling set against the backdrop of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. The story whisks readers into one vivid moment after another as characters navigate the complexities of a cityscape thrust on an eclectic world's stage. With the gloriously independent heroine Sylvie, whose own story breaks the mold set for women of the time, and the steady Kristof, whose affable character belies a deep-seeded strength readers will admire, Green intertwines romance and intrigue in a true symphony of words. From the lavish sights, sounds, and scents of the bustling exposition to the action-packed streets of Chicago's underbelly, Shadows of the White City is a dazzling spectacle--worthy of the grand exhibition itself!"
Kristy Cambron, bestselling author of The Paris Dressmaker and The Butterfly and the Violin
"With her trademark insight and skill, Green weaves an enthralling story with characters who beautifully combine the best of intentions with their own faults and flaws in a perfect echo of life. Shadows of the White City is a symphony of second chances sure to touch your heart and soul."
Roseanna M. White, bestselling historical romance author
"Sometimes when you lose someone dear, you end up finding yourself. So it is for Sylvie and Rose. Venture into all the magic, intrigue, romance, and even danger of the Chicago World's Fair. Shadows of the White City is a delightful--though at times heartrending--read written by one of my favorite authors, the talented Jocelyn Green."
Michelle Griep, Christy Award-winning author of Once Upon a Dickens Christmas
"This superbly told story offers tension throughout and many unexpected plot twists. The descriptions of the 1893 World's Fair and the excellent map at the beginning help readers orient themselves within the Fair. A well-paced story with credible characters; highly recommended."
Historical Novels Review