The Chicago World's Fair Mystery Series)
On Sale: July 8, 2014
Featuring: Veronica Sloane; Rosalind Perry
Hardcover / e-Book
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Inspirational Mystery | Inspirational Historical | Mystery Historical
Against the backdrop of the 1893 Worldâ€™s Fair, a young woman
finds employment with an illustrious Chicago familyâ€”a family
who may guard the secret of her sisterâ€™s disappearance.
Sloane House is among the most gilded mansions of Gilded Age
Chicago. Rosalind Perry, the new housemaid, pours the
morning coffee before the hard gaze of her mistress.
â€śItâ€™s simple, Rosalind,â€ť she says. â€śI am Veronica Sloane,
heiress to one of the countryâ€™s greatest fortunes. You are
simply one in a long line of unsuitable maids.â€ť
Back on the farm in Wisconsin, Rosalindâ€™s plan had seemed
logical: Move to Chicago. Get hired on at Sloane House.
Discover what transpired while her sister worked as a maid
thereâ€”and follow the clues to why she disappeared.
Now, as a live-in housemaid to the Sloanes, Rosalind
realizes her plan had been woefully simple-minded.
She was ignorant of the hard, hidden life of a servant in a
big, prominent house; of the divide between the Sloane
family and the people who served them; and most of all, she
had never imagined so many people could live in such
proximity and keep such dark secrets.
Yet, while Sloane House is daunting, the streets of Chicago
are downright dangerous. The Worldâ€™s Fair has brought a new
kind of crime to the city . . . and a lonely young woman is
always at risk. But when Rosalind accepts the friendship of
Reid Armstrong, the handsome young heir to a Chicago silver
fortune, she becomes an accidental rival to Veronica Sloane.
As Rosalind continues to disguise her kinship to the missing
maidâ€”and struggles to appease her jealous mistressâ€”she
probes the dark secrets of Sloane House and comes ever
closer to uncovering her sisterâ€™s mysterious fate. A fate
that everyone in the house seems to know . . . but which no
one dares to name.
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