Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Whispers in the Reading Room
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.
My thoughts: This may be my favorite story in the series yet! It is a lovely story of secrets, mystery, and redemption. I liked Lydia a lot, and the hero grew on me.;) I liked how the characters and story developed as you read on and that there are some like able secondary characters. While I did read the other two books in the series, you don't have to in order to enjoy this one. This is an excellent story to add to your winter reading list!
I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.