Wednesday, December 9, 2015

They're the unlikeliest of friends-but can Lydia REALLY trust Sebastian?

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About the book:

Whispers in the Reading Room (Zondervan, November 2015)

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.

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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.

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My Review:
"Whispers in the Reading Room" is my favorite of the Chicago World's Fair Mystery Series; I love the storyline, the characters and the suspense.  Of course, the love the whole library setting and the occupation as being a librarian and Lydia is such an intriguing main character.  She loves the world of books, but also loves to people watch and she is completely intrigued by the ones whom she comes into contact with, especially a certain handsome, quiet man.  Sebastian Marks is such a wonderful main character as well and I love how the various facets of him are revealed throughout the story and throughout the development of his relationship and his interactions with Lydia.  I love the twists in the story and the suspense as it kept the story moving and had me engrossed in the story from start to finish. 
To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!
*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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