Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Whispers in the Reading Room (Review)
This review is for the book "Whispers in the Reading Room" by Shelley Gray. This is the third book in the trilogy about the Chicago World's Fair.
Shelley Gray is one of my favorite authors. I wish I had not missed out on reading the first two books in this series. I will have to go and find them and read them. This book was really intriguing to me. It was set in the late 1800's and all the bits and pieces of society in that time frame seemed so different from our modern society. Readers will learn all about polite society, gentlemen and ladies, and even the improper sections of town. It was very enlightening.
This book was very easy to follow, even without reading the other books in the series. I can't say that I loved all the characters, but then again I believe the timidity and naivety of the female characters came with the times they were living in. Lydia is a librarian who is curious about a mysterious patron who comes in, Sebastian. Sebastian wants to befriend Lydia but is afraid for her to find out that he is a club owner, and a fairly rough character. The more time they spend together, the more they both begin to make some changes in order to build their relationship.
As I said, I enjoyed this book and would like to read the others in the series.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.