Several years ago I heard a story about my grandfather Len Neff biking all the way from Florida to Chicago for the World's Fair. We have a coin purse her got there, and ever since then I have been really interested in reading about the World's Fair--even fiction. It is for this reason that I chose to review Shelley Bray's "Sloane House" on Book Look Bloggers. They sent me a free e-book and read it.
Rosalind does make a friend with a gentleman named Reid who is friends with the son of the house. The son is a suspicious character who seems overly interested in the young maids at the house. Rosalind worries he has something to do with Miranda's disappearace quite early on, but there is more to the story than his clandestine meetings with the maids. Reid turns out to be a lifesaver for Rosalind when she finds herself suddenly on the street without a job
Towards the end of the book Christianity came into the story. It felt out of place since I hadn't noticed much about religion until the end--I think it should have been woven in throughout or left out entirely, but maybe I just missed it. It just felt like a clunky add it suddenly at the ned. Otherwise I found it to be a compelling read and I was surprised a few times by the outcome of it all.
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