30 March 2020

Veiled in Smoke | Book Review


Meg and Sylvie Townsend manage the family bookshop and care for their father, Stephen, a veteran still suffering in mind and spirit from his time as a POW during the Civil War. But when the Great Fire sweeps through Chicago's business district, they lose much more than just their store.

The sisters become separated from their father, and after Meg burns her hands in an attempt to save a family heirloom, they make a harrowing escape from the flames with the help of Chicago Tribune reporter Nate Pierce. Once the smoke clears away, they reunite with Stephen, only to learn soon after that their family friend not only died during the fire--he was murdered. Even more shocking, Stephen is charged with the crime and committed to the Cook County Insane Asylum.

Though homeless, injured, and suddenly unemployed, Meg must not only gather the pieces of her shattered life, but prove her father's innocence before the asylum truly drives him mad.

Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: February 4, 2020


Experience the Great Chicago Fire with Meg and Sylvie Townsend in the beginning of the new Windy City Saga from Jocelyn Green. 

As fire sweeps the city, the lives of Meg and Sylvie change, of course. The aftermath of the disaster brings murder, secrets, and a desperation to save their father (and some romance, too!). Meg and Sylvie often find themselves at odds with each other, but time and again, prove wise enough to reconcile and work together in order to sort through the intrigue and overcome the obstacles.

If you love historical fiction, Veiled in Smoke is a book to add to the TBR pile immediately. Green brings history to life with vivid detail and crafts her characters within that history authentically. Everything about this story is superb, and I loved it.⁣

I received a complimentary copy of this book 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.

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