Historical Fiction, Review

The White City by Grace Hitchcock

The True Colors series is off to a great start with its first release, The White City by Grace Hitchcock!

about the book

The White City by Grace Hitchcock (True Colors)

The White City by Grace HitchcockMysterious Disappearances Taint the Chicago World’s Fair
Step into True Colors — a new series of Histoarical Stories of Romance and American Crime

While attending the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, Winnifred Wylde believes she witnessed a woman being kidnapped. She tries to convince her father, an inspector with the Chicago police, to look into reports of mysterious disappearances around the White City.

Inspector Wylde tries to dismiss her claims as exaggeration of an overactive imagination, but he eventually concedes to letting her go undercover as secretary to the man in question—if she takes her pistol for protection and Jude Thorpe, a policeman, for bodyguard.

Will she be able to expose H. H. Holmes’s illicit activity, or will Winnifred become his next victim?

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my thoughts

As one of my highly anticipated early 2019 reads, I’ve been looking forward to this book for quite some time and it was worth the wait! Delightful banter kept the mood light without detracting from the heart-pumping action and mind-bending mystery! The head-strong unconventional heroine is perfectly paired with a simply wonderful (no spoiler) hero!

Winnifred’s personality doesn’t quite fit in the figurative glass tower her well-meaning father would like to hide her away in. Despite their differing opinions, it’s clear that the father/daughter duo is wrapped up in a tangle of grief and expectations. Winnifred’s spunk and intelligence serve her well and she’s definitely a character I’d love to revisit from time to time. Too bad she’s fictional, I’d enjoy swapping book recommendations with a fellow avid reader like her!

Fans of Mary Connealy, Jen Turano, or Regina Jennings will especially enjoy this story’s light-hearted vibe and action-packed plot. I highly recommend this book and look forward to future works from this author!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.


about the author

Grace HitchcockGrace Hitchcock is the author of The White City and The Gray Chamber from Barbour Publishing.

She has written multiple novellas in The Second Chance Brides, The Southern Belle Brides, and the Thimbles and Threads collections with Barbour Publishing.

She holds a Masters in Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in History.

Grace lives in southern Louisiana with her husband, Dakota, and son. Visit her website!


True Colors series

The White City by Grace Hitchcock The Pink Bonnet by Liz Tolsma The Yellow Lantern by Angie Dicken The Gray Chamber by Grace Hitchcock The Blue Cloak by Shannon McNear The Green Dress by Liz Tolsma The Black Midnight by Kathleen Y'Barbo The Red Ribbon by Pepper Basham The Gold Digger by Liz Tolsma


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