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Friday, December 11, 2015

Book Review: Whispers in the Reading Room

A book was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.

About the book:

Lydia's job at the library is her world---until a mysterious patron catches her eye . . . and perhaps her heart.

Just months after the closure of the Chicago World's Fair, librarian Lydia Bancroft finds herself fascinated by a mysterious dark-haired and dark-eyed patron. He has never given her his name; he actually never speaks to a single person. All she knows about him is that he loves books as much as she does.

Only when he rescues her in the lobby of the Hartman Hotel does she discover that his name is Sebastian Marks. She also discovers that he lives at the top of the prestigious hotel and that most everyone in Chicago is intrigued by him.

Lydia and Sebastian form a fragile friendship, but when she discovers that Mr. Marks isn't merely a very wealthy gentleman, but also the proprietor of an infamous saloon and gambling club, she is shocked.

Lydia insists on visiting the club one fateful night and suddenly is a suspect to a murder. She must determine who she can trust, who is innocent, and if Sebastian Marks-the man so many people fear-is actually everything her heart believes him to be.

About the author:

Shelley Gray is the author of The Heart of a Hero series. Her Amish novel (written as Shelley Shepard Gray), The Protector, recently made the New York Times best seller list. A native of Texas, she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in Colorado and taught school for ten years. She and her husband have two children and live in Southern Ohio.

My Opinion

The best part about Whispers in the Reading Room are the characters that Gray has created! I love how strong and courageous Lydia is even though she works in a library - no quiet, meek librarian in her! And Sebastian definitely has two sides to him as well!

This book takes me through mystery, intrigue, shock, awe, love and so much more and it was a journey I really enjoyed! It was one of those books you just didn't want to end!

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* Disclosure - This book was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*