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Secrets of Sloane House
Gray, Shelley, author.
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[Large print ed.]
Publication Information:
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
Physical Description:
399 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"One woman's search for the truth of her sister's disappearance leads her to deceit and danger in 1893 Chicago"--
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Includes discussion questions.
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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.

Author Notes

Shelley Shephard Gray earned a bachelor's and master's degree in education. Before becoming a full time writer, she taught elementary school in Texas, Arizona, and Colorado. She started writing about the Amish because their way of life appealed to her and she wanted to write stories about regular people in extraordinary situations. Her works include the Sisters of the Heart series, Seasons of Sugarcreek series, The Families of Honor series, Heart of a Hero series, and Secrets of Crittenden County series.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

Before she disappeared, Rosalind Perry's sister had worked as a maid at Sloane House, a Gilded Age Chicago mansion. Spurred by her sister's ominous letters, the headstrong Rosalind travels from her Wisconsin farm to Chicago, but she is unprepared for city life, especially as the metropolis prepares for the 1893 World's Fair. The streets are not the only danger -Rosalind faces. Her increasing involvement with the handsome Reid Armstrong also puts her in direct opposition to the lady of the house, socialite Veronica Sloane. -VERDICT A relentlessly paced novel with strong secondary characters and a plotline evocative of Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs, this chilling narrative with detailed background on turn-of-the-century life in the Windy City will keep readers engaged until the denouement. Fans of Erik Larsson's The Devil in the White City will be drawn to New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Gray's ("Heart of a Hero" series) thrilling trilogy opener. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.