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Saturday, March 16, 2019



Book Review: The White City by Grace Hitchcock


About the Book


Book: The White City

Author: Grace Hitchcock

Genre: Christian Historical/Suspense

Release Date: March, 2019

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?





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My Review

The White City by Grace Hitchcock is a phenomenal start to this new historical series based on true crimes in America's past.  As a reader, I love reading both historical fiction and suspense novels.  This novel did not disappoint in either of these categories.  I am not easily scared, but this novel had me cringing a lot.  I think that this novel was harder to read in some respects because it was based on true crime, a crime I already knew a lot about, and I knew how horrific things could turn out for the main character.  Even so, I thoroughly enjoyed the author's retelling of H. H. Holmes' crimes, reimagined through the eyes of her character.  I loved Winnifred, the main character. She is the perfect counterpoint to H. H. Holmes and his evil.  I can't wait for more books in this series.  This is the first novel that I have read by this author, but it will not be the last.  I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher with no obligations.  These opinions are entirely 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. Visit Grace online at GraceHitchcock.com.




Guest Post from Grace

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.




Blog Stops

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Emily Yager, March 22
Pause for Tales, March 22
Mary Hake, March 23
Book by Book, March 23
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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!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/dd7d/the-white-city-celebration-tour-giveaway

2 comments:

  1. This sounds like a fascinating book. I really like reading about the 1893 World's Fair and Chicago. The story of H. H. Holmes is chilling.

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  2. This book sounds like an awesome read. It is set in a fantastic city and time period.

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