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The White City
The White City: True Colors: Historical Stories of American Crime | Grace Hitchcock
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Mysterious Disappearances Taint the Chicago World’s FairStep 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?
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McCombsonMain
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Mehso-so

I jump at anything connected to the 1893 Chicago World‘s Fair, and the HH Holmes murders from that year. I‘d been excited about this book since Barbour announced it. What I got, however, wasn't exactly what I'd hoped for.

https://proverbialreads.wordpress.com/2019/05/15/the-white-city-by-grace-hitchco...

#Christianfiction #historicalfiction #ChicagoWorldsFair #truecrime #serialkillers #Chicago

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Grace Hitchcock creates a world one doesn‘t want to leave in The White City. Set as the Chicago World Fair opens in 1893, our leading lady Winnifred sees before her a woman kidnapped and yet, aside from her word, she has no evidence so is brushed aside by the local police force. Her father, and inspector, knows better than to believe she‘ll let it slide and assigns her a detective.

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“Edward will be a good provider, so my bookshelves will never be in want.”

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Is this a reason to marry someone? It's definitely a perk! 😆

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An old maid at 20, huh? Whoa!
I'm enjoying this read so far! Very light read with some comedy and what looks like a blooming romance. ♡
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I'm always happy when a book uses the word "whacking!" A sound that can be heard when it is said!

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I think I'm going to like this book! 😂

Princess-Kingofkings This... This is hilarious! 5mo
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😂🤣😂🤣

What a GREAT opening line!

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Next up! Lots of digital reads for me, these days!
This is another new author for me but I'm so excited to dive in! It sounds really good!