Secrets of Sloane House by Shelley Shepard Gray

Secrets of Sloane Huse

Book Description

One woman’s search for the truth of her sister’s disappearance leads her to deceit and danger in 1893 Chicago. Rosalind Perry has left her family’s rural farm in Wisconsin to work as a housemaid at Sloane House, one of the most elegant mansions in Gilded Age Chicago. However, Rosalind is not there just to earn a living and support her family—she’s at Sloane House determined to discover the truth about her sister’s mysterious disappearance. Reid Armstrong is the handsome heir to a silver fortune. However, his family is on the periphery of Chicago’s elite because their wealth comes from “new money” obtained from successful mining. Marriage to Veronica Sloane would secure his family’s position in society—the lifelong dream of his ailing father. When Reid begins to realize that Rosalind’s life may be in danger, he stops thinking of marriage prospects and concentrates on helping Rosalind. Dark things are afoot in Chicago and, he fears, in Sloane House. If he’s not vigilant, Rosalind could pay the price. Set against the backdrop of Chicago’s Gilded Age and the 1893 World’s Fair, Secrets of Sloane House takes us on a whirlwind journey of romance and mystery.

My Review

This Book is such a GREAT book.  I started reading it and I literally didn’t want to put it down.  Shelley Shepard Gray decided to venture away from the Amish and write one of the Historical era in the late 1800’s.  She is a GREAT author, oh my goodness.

This book starts in Chicago, Illinois in August of 1893.  This book is about Rosalind Pettit, who comes to Chicago, which is a HUGE city for her because she is from a farm in Wisconsin.  She is actually in search of her sister, Miranda Perry because her and her family have not heard from her in a long time.  So, Rosalind comes to Chicago and she was very fortunate to get a job at the Sloane House, the same place that Miranda worked as well.  Rosalind tries to find out what has happened to her sister and no one in the Sloane House will help her out, including the servants.  They are just too frightened to say anything at all.  In the meantime, she meets Reid Armstrong, who is trying to be in the upper class like the Sloane’s but really deep down, he is just a common man.  This is my opinion.  Anyway, Reid tries to help Rosalind in finding her sister.  I am going to stop there because I don’t want to ruin the story for you.  Believe you me, you will love this story.

This book is such a GREAT book.  I would suggest this book to my family and friends.  Shelley did a SUPERB job on this one.  I can’t wait until “Deception at Sable Hill”. 

I loved this book so much, that I couldn’t even put it down.  I would suggest everyone read this book.  Thank you so much Shelley Shepard Gray for giving us readers such a wonderful book.  I just can’t say enough about it.  I give you 4 stars.