Sylvie Townsend's worst fears are realized when her adopted daughter goes missing during the Chicago World's Fair.
Compelling and engaging from the very start, I loved this follow up to Veiled in Smoke. Though the setting and the characters are familiar, this book takes place just over twenty years later, and could be read as a standalone without difficulty. I loved the premise from the beginning, at forty-three, Sylvie has never married, but poured her life into her daughter and bookstore. When her daughter starts asking difficult questions about her origins, she fights the urge to protect her, but finds herself living her worst nightmare when Rose goes missing.
This story is so well done with a riveting and heart-wrenching plot, that tackles difficult topics of loving and letting go, that had me glued to the page and imagining the worst. Kristof is a well disciplined, kind, intelligent and even keeled man, and I was so glad that Sylvie had him to help her in her search. I loved seeing them work together and realize hopes that they had thought passed them by, absolutely one of my favorite things about this story!
Overall, this book does an amazing job of bringing the Chicago World's Fair to life, with a compelling and suspenseful storyline that kept me fully engaged, as well as seamlessly integrating a strong message of faith and trusting God. Highly recommend!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.