23 March 2019

The White City | Book Review, Guest Post + Giveaway

ABOUT THE BOOK


Mysterious disappearances taint the Chicago World’s Fair.

Step into True Colors—a new series of historical stories of romance and American crime.

While attending the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, Winnifred Wylde believes she witnessed a woman being kidnapped. She tries to convince her father, an inspector with the Chicago police, to look into reports of mysterious disappearances around the White City. Inspector Wylde tries to dismiss her claims as exaggeration of an overactive imagination, but he eventually concedes to letting her go undercover as secretary to the man in question—if she takes her pistol for protection and Jude Thorpe, a policeman, for bodyguard.

Will she be able to expose H. H. Holmes’s illicit activity, or will Winnifred become his next victim?

Publisher: Barbour Books
Release Date: March 1, 2019


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MY REVIEW

Take a trip to the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893 with Grace Hitchcock’s debut novel The White City. Transporting and intriguing, it does not disappoint.

When the observant, headstrong daughter of a police inspector, Winnifred Wylde, notices a kidnapping, it is up to her to catch the culprit. Her pursuit of justice brings her into contact with dashing Detective Jude Thorpe and devilish H.H. Holmes. With suspense, romance, and drama amidst the fair atmosphere, the story unfolds excellently.

Both The Devil in the White City and Timeless peaked my interest in H.H. Holmes and his hotel, so I had high hopes for another suspenseful spin on his true crimes. Hitchcock’s story does justice to the history, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

★★★★

Thanks to Celebrate Lit, I received a complimentary copy of The White City and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Grace Hitchcock is the author of three novellas in The Second Chance Brides, The Southern Belle Brides, and the Thimbles and Threads collections with Barbour Publishing. The White City is her debut novel and releases March 2019 with Barbour Publishing. She holds a Masters in Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in History. Grace lives in southern Louisiana with her husband, Dakota, and son.


GUEST POST FROM THE AUTHOR

True Colors—Fiction Based on Strange, But True, American Crime Stories

True, riveting stories of American criminal activity are explored through 6 unique stories of historical romantic suspense in the exciting new True Colors series.

In book one, The White City, Winnifred Wylde believes she witnessed a woman being kidnapped while attending the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. She tries to convince her father, an inspector with the Chicago police, to look into reports of mysterious disappearances around the White City. Inspector Wylde tries to dismiss her claims as exaggeration of an overactive imagination, but he eventually concedes to letting her go undercover as secretary to the man in question—if she takes her pistol for protection and Jude Thorpe, a detective, for bodyguard.

Will she be able to expose H. H. Holmes’s illicit activity, or will Winnifred become his next victim?

The Real Criminal Behind the Story

While Winnifred Wylde is a fictional character, Doctor H. H. Holmes was very real and became infamously known as America’s first serial killer. Learn more about him here.

GIVEAWAY


To celebrate her tour, Grace is giving away a grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of The White City. Enter below, and be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway.

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