Rosalind Perry is a girl from a rural farm in Wisconsin who has come to Chicago to look for her missing sister. Rosalind is able to obtain a job as a housemaid in the Sloane house, the same house her sister disappeared from. While she works, she tries to befriend the other household staff to try and find clues to her missing sister. She quickly finds that everyone is very tight-lipped about what goes on behind closed doors in the Sloane house. Eventually she befriends Reid Armstrong, who helps her solve the mystery of her sister. The author, Shelley Gray, sets this story against the magnificent backdrop of the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893.
This book was a very enjoyable read for me. I liked the fact that the backdrop for the story was the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Reading about historical events is something that I greatly enjoy and this book didn’t disappoint. It is also a great mystery. I always felt like I knew the direction the mystery was going, only to be turned in a different direction. It kept things fresh and exciting. The characters were personable and interesting. Each had their own motives for the way they led their lives. Shelley Gray did a marvelous job in creating this wonderful story.
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