Whispers in the Reading Room
The Chicago World’s Fair Mystery Series
By Shelley Shepard Gray
Lydia’s job at the library is her world—until a mysterious patron catches her eye . . . and perhaps her heart.
Just months after the closure of the Chicago World’s Fair, librarian Lydia Bancroft finds herself fascinated by a mysterious dark-haired and dark-eyed patron. He has never given her his name; he actually never speaks to a single person. All she knows about him is that he loves books as much as she does.
Only when he rescues her in the lobby of the Hartman Hotel does she discover that his name is Sebastian Marks. She also discovers that he lives at the top of the prestigious hotel and that most everyone in Chicago is intrigued by him.
Lydia and Sebastian form a fragile friendship, but when she discovers that Mr. Marks isn’t merely a very wealthy gentleman, but also the proprietor of an infamous saloon and gambling club, she is shocked.
Lydia insists on visiting the club one fateful night and suddenly is a suspect to a murder. She must determine who she can trust, who is innocent, and if Sebastian Marks—the man so many people fear—is actually everything her heart believes him to be.
About the Author
Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail. Find Shelley on her website, http://www.shelleyshepardgray.com, on Facebook: ShelleyShepardGray, and on Twitter @ShelleySGray.
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
Love this book, Love this series! Shelley Shepard Gray is one of the best!! Lydia and Sebastian were two very different people, from completely different backgrounds, but the attraction between them was real. But the two being together was just impossible. Or was it? Though rough as some of the characters are, this is a pretty sweet story. There is a lot of bad things happening, a lot of tension, a lot of twists and turns, but Ms. Gray does a fantastic job of pulling it all together, with twists and turns you don’t expect, and making another awesome story in this series. I don’t want to say too much, and give anything away, so I wont! This is a wonderful and entertaining story, set just after the Chicago Worlds Fair is over, a story that will stay with you for a while.
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