Shadows of the White City by Jocelyn Green
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About the Book:

The one thing Sylvie Townsend wants most is what she feared she was destined never to have–a family of her own. But taking in Polish immigrant Rose Dabrowski to raise and love quells those fears–until seventeen-year-old Rose goes missing at the World’s Fair, and Sylvie’s world unravels.

Brushed off by the authorities, Sylvie turns to her boarder, Kristof Bartok, for help. He is Rose’s violin instructor and the concertmaster for the Columbian Exposition Orchestra, and his language skills are vital to helping Sylvie navigate the immigrant communities where their search leads.

From the glittering architecture of the fair to the dark houses of Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods, they’re taken on a search that points to Rose’s long-lost family. Is Sylvie willing to let the girl go? And as Kristof and Sylvie grow closer, can she reconcile her craving for control with her yearning to belong? 

My Review:

This author can’t write a book without making you experience the feeling like you experienced the event. 
Tonight, I feel as though I not only visited Chicago’s World Fair, but I experienced the same as well. I mean, I was ready to storm the gates to find someone, it was as if the feelings of being there with Sylvie were so real to me. A missing child is one of my worst nightmares, and you truly experience it with the characters.

This book is not a romance, even though there are brief hints of relationships, but instead the story of a mother and daughter finding that love is thicker than blood.

Shadows of the White City is available for purchase wherever books are sold. I bought a copy from Baker Books which was amazing. Amazon though is also a great place to purchase.

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