Deception on Sable Hill by By Shelley Gray

Sable HillDeception on Sable Hill

Series: The Chicago World’s Fair Mystery Series

by By Shelley Gray  

Book Description

The World’s Fair is nearing its end, but the danger in Chicago lingers.

It’s mid-September of 1893 and Eloisa Carstairs is the reigning beauty of Gilded Age Chicago society. To outsiders she appears to have it all. But Eloisa is living with a dark secret. Several months ago, she endured a horrible assault at the hands of Douglass Sloane, heir to one of Chicago’s wealthiest families. Fearing the loss of her reputation, Eloisa confided in only one friend. That is, until she meets Detective Sean Ryan at a high-society ball.

Sean is on the outskirts of the wealthy Chicago lifestyle. Born into a poor Irish family, becoming a policeman was his best opportunity to ensure his future security. Despite society’s restrictions, he is enamored with Eloisa Carstairs. Sean seethes inside at what he knows happened to her, and he will do anything to keep her safe-even if he can never earn her affections. .

Eloisa longs to feel normal again in the midst of the danger surrounding the Chicago World’s Fair, but a killer is on the loose. In the last month, three debutants have been accosted in the city by an assailant wielding a stiletto. As the danger in the city increases, and as Eloisa’s and Sean’s romance blossoms, they both realize they want to be seen as more than how the world views them. But will they catch the killer before all their hopes come tumbling down?

About the Author

Shelley Gray is the author of The Heart of a Hero series. Her Amish novel (written as Shelley Shepard Gray), The Protector, recently made the New York Times best seller list. A native of Texas, she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Colorado and taught school for ten years. She and her husband have two children and live in Southern Ohio. Visit her website at Facebook: ShelleyShepardGray Twitter: @ShelleySGray

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Eloisa Carstairs may be the reigning beauty of Gilded Age Chicago society, but that doesn’t mean she is without problems and difficult heartaches. Eloisa is suffering from an assault by Douglass Sloane, another rich kid from a wealthy family in Chicago. Eloisa is scared to say anything about the assault, and she now feels that she has been ruined for life.

This is another awesome Shelley Shepard Gray book that I loved!! The second book in The Chicago World’s Fair Mystery Series, they mystery continues thoughout the community of the wealthy that live in the area. I really enjoyed the detailed information about the first Worlds Fair in Chicago, 1893, and again, Ms. Gray made me feel as though I was living during that era in the story! And then there is Detective Sean Ryan, from the other side of the tracks, as far as wealth is concerned. Sean grew up in an area that wasn’t fit or safe for someone like Miss Eloisa, and even though he was attracted to her, Sean knew Eloisa would never look at him twice. But the beauty of this story is, Eloisa was tired of being the daughter of one of the wealthiest families in Chicago, and was really eager to reach out to those in need to help them. Imagine what her parents thinks about this?

I highly recommend Deception on Sable Hill for those who love mysteries, as well as those who enjoy a good clean entertaining and fun story. While getting irritated at the rich folks and the way they live, you will also love the way Ms. Gray brings the entire Sable Hill staff into the story in a unique way. And while you are checking out Deception on Sable Hill, don’t forget to check out the first book in the series, Secrets of Sloane House.

I received this book from BookLook Bloggers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

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