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Veiled in Smoke (The Windy City Saga Book #1)
Veiled in Smoke (The Windy City Saga Book #1) | Jocelyn Green
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Meg and Sylvie Townsend manage the family bookshop and care for their father, Stephen, a veteran still suffering in mind and spirit from his time as a POW during the Civil War. But when the Great Fire sweeps through Chicago's business district, they lose much more than just their store. The sisters become separated from their father and make a harrowing escape from the flames with the help of Chicago Tribune reporter Nate Pierce. Once the smoke clears away, they reunite with Stephen, only to learn soon after that their family friend was murdered on the night of the fire. Even more shocking, Stephen is charged with the crime and committed to the Cook County Insane Asylum. Though homeless and suddenly unemployed, Meg must not only gather the pieces of her shattered life, but prove her father's innocence before the asylum truly drives him mad.
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Aims42
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My #Top21of21 (no room for “A Rogue‘s Company” by Allison Montclair, but it‘s in my top 21!)

Thanks for the tag @RaeLovesToRead (and how you got a great pic!) Looking forward to another year with more great reads!! 🥳🙌🏻🤩📚📚📚📚

kspenmoll So many great books!!! 13mo
Aims42 @kspenmoll Yes! Already have some preorders in for 2022 😁 13mo
LeahBergen 84, Charing Cross Road! 🥰 13mo
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Aims42 @LeahBergen That one was such a sneaky favorite!!! I had zero expectations and I LOVED IT! I bought my grandma a copy to read, she also loved it. Such a sweet story ❤️ 13mo
LeahBergen I‘ve bought it for gifts several times! 😊 13mo
Aims42 @LeahBergen I totally get that, it‘s a great giftable book 😊 13mo
AmyG Great list. 13mo
Aims42 @AmyG Alllllll thanks to Litsy 😂 13mo
RaeLovesToRead Evelyn Hardcastle and The Man Who Died Twice were both AWESOME!! 😀😁❤ 13mo
Aims42 @RaeLovesToRead Such awesome reads!! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 I‘m so excited there‘s a third book from Richard Osman 😁 13mo
RaeLovesToRead I really enjoyed The Appeal too... it was a great cosy mystery (told in emails mainly) and at times made me laugh out loud 😊 13mo
Aims42 @RaeLovesToRead The Appeal sounds great!!! I know a friend who would love it too! Thanks for the recommendation 🤩 13mo
Crazeedi You and I have similar tastes! I've read 6 and am reading Kitchen Front and there are 3 more on your list that I've been wanting to read! 13mo
Crazeedi @LeahBergen 84 was an amazing book 13mo
Aims42 @Crazeedi That‘s awesome!!! I know I‘ve gotten some recommendations from what you‘ve posted on Litsy 😍 I hope you‘re enjoying “The Kitchen Front”, that one definitely stuck with me after reading it 👍🏻 I am in the “Recommend 84 Charing Cross to EVERYONE” camp now - It‘s just such a sweet and lovely story ☺️ 13mo
LeahBergen @Crazeedi One of my faves. 😊 13mo
Leftcoastzen I reread 84 again this year , an all time favorite! 13mo
Aims42 @Leftcoastzen I can‘t wait to reread it again! 😊 13mo
Leftcoastzen Indeed ! I really enjoyed the Four Winds & Dutch House 13mo
Aims42 @Leftcoastzen The characters and the story in those two books were just outstanding 🤩 I just had to keep reading them, you just got so immersed in their lives 13mo
Cinfhen Excellent list!! I‘ve saved for #FutureInspiration 13mo
Aims42 @Cinfhen Awww, that made my day - thank you!! I hope you enjoy them 😃 13mo
Aims42 @MaleficentBookDragon it was unlike anything I‘ve ever read before, sooooo good!! 13mo
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@Mitch another surprise?!?!? And I still have not mailed a response from the last one!!! You are a dear dear friend and have made such a difference in my real life ❤️❤️❤️ I have a few more days to study and take comps then I will finally get to the post office ❤️❤️❤️❤️ sending you huge hugs of gratitude for today and hopefully a more tangible response next week 😘

Mitch Ahh - when you want the postal service to go slow - it is super efficient and gets there in record time! Happy Easter 🐣 🤣 2y
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monkeygirlsmama
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It wasn't until somewhat recently that I delved in to historical fiction, but I've since discovered some real gems. Take this beautifully covered book for example...

Drawn from and based on real history, which was in and of itself very interesting, this story was also replete with mystery and intrigue as well as inspiration and romance. Truly, the perfect blend of all. Can't wait to read the next book when it comes out.

4.5 stars

Aims42 I‘m so glad you enjoyed this!!! I can‘t wait for the next book to come out 🙌🏻 2y
monkeygirlsmama @Aims42 Same! I haven't even gotten around to looking to see if there was a ETA for it. Do you know when the 2nd books is due out? 2y
Aims42 @monkeygirlsmama Feb. 2nd!!! I put my pre-order in halfway thru this first book 😆 Thankfully we don‘t have long to wait 🥳 2y
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“They're armed, scared, eager, and untested. A terrible combination.“

Sounds awful familiar and analogous to the faction of militia and rioters who stormed the capitol a week ago and still seem incapable of accepting our current political “leadership“ is legitimately on the way out.

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On the night of the Great Chicago Fire will artist Meg & sister Sylvie‘s bookshop be lost? Can a murder mystery be solved and save their father, a Civil War vet with Soldier‘s Heart (PTSD)? Who will find romance amidst these circumstances?

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This book. Wow! I‘m so glad I won‘t have to wait long for book no. 2 in the series, it comes out next month 🙌🏻🤩🥳 Definitely recommending to fans of historical fiction, especially those interested in the Great Chicago fire🔥🔥

monkeygirlsmama I have only recently gotten into the historical fiction genre, and now I've heard about this one at least two or three times. I'm taking it as a sign that I should stack it! :) 2y
Aims42 @monkeygirlsmama I recommend giving it a read 👏🏻 I will admit, it took me about 30ish pages to get into it, but after that I was hooked. I totally do the “sign” thing too if I see a book 2-3 times in a short time 😂 My husband doesn‘t understand the logic, but that‘s why I have Litsy 🥰 2y
monkeygirlsmama @Aims42 Oooh I just found it on Hoopla, so it'll be my next read after I finish the one I'm starting now (also on Hoopla). 😁

Btw, I meant to say earlier, your above book photo is stunning.
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Aims42 @monkeygirlsmama Nice!!! I hope you enjoy it 😃 Thank you for the kind words about the pic too, I had fun editing it 🤓 2y
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Thank you so much for the awesome #littlechristmasswap goodies @KatieDid927 🥰 I can‘t wait to dig into everything!!

Thanks again for hosting @bookish_wookish ❤️

bookish_wookish Love that card! 2y
KatieDid927 You‘re welcome! ☺️ 2y
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DebReads4fun
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I was initially drawn to this book because I have always been fascinated by accounts of the Great Chicago Fire and I love historical fiction. What I found was skilled writing, wonderful storytelling and well developed and connected characters. Themes of faith and hope were seamlessly woven into the storyline. So very well done and so very much enjoyed.

Deblovestoread Sounds right up my alley. Thanks for posting! 2y
DebReads4fun @Kdgordon88 You are welcome! 2y
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As fire sweeps the city, the lives of Meg and Sylvie change, of course. The aftermath of the disaster brings murder, secrets, and a desperation to save their father (and some romance, too!). Meg and Sylvie often find themselves at odds with each other, but time and again, prove wise enough to reconcile and work together in order to sort through the intrigue and overcome the obstacles.

hes7 #scarathlon #teamslaughter #outstandingoctober #cocoturns50 #fallreadathon #10dayreadathon (I received a free copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.) 2y
CocoReads Sounds fantastic! Well done! 2y
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2y
Clwojick 🎉 Way to go #TeamSlaughter! 🎉 2y
kspenmoll Stacked! 2y
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JenGalaxy4
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To see my full review, please visit jengalaxy4.wordpress.com

To sum things up, however...

Wow! Just WOW!

Veiled in Smoke is an emotional, beautiful and compelling book! I found every character, every trial, every triumph...everything to be just amazing! This book is filled with intrigue, mystery, vivid details and the absolute sweetest romance! I loved every page!

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Received a copy for review. Opinions are my own.

Aims42 I saw this book featured in a BookPage article and was intrigued. Glad to hear your thoughts on it 👍🏻 3y
JenGalaxy4 @Aims42 I hope you enjoy it, too! :) 3y
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Mention the “Great Fire“ to me, and my mind is likely to turn to the events of London in 1666. But, on October 8th, 1871, four major fires occurred in the Midwest United States. The most well known is the Great Fire of Chicago, which was supposedly started by Mrs. O'Leary's cow (or not).
Read more at:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/McCombsonMain/permalink/649949275765268/

#historicalfiction #Christianfiction #GreatChicagoFire #setinChicago

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TCFG16
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Veiled in Smoke by Jocelyn Green is a phenomenal read that I highly recommend! This book is SO good!!!

#ReleaseDay #ILoveThisBook #HistoricalRomance

https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2020/02/04/veiled-in-smoke-2020-release-day-my...

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SBMC
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Jocelyn Green is a master storyteller who knows how to infuse rich historical detail into an intriguing and emotion-laden fiction. With a burned out 1871 Chicago as the backdrop, the author weaves a beautiful story of love, loss, betrayal, fear, resilience, and faith that will linger long after the last page has been read. This is a book that must be savored and not rushed through. #mustread #historicalfiction

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#VeiledInSmoke by Jocelyn Green releases in 20 days. It's a phenomenal read that I highly recommend. And, it's a really pretty looking book! ❤📖❤📖❤ #ILoveThisBook #Romance #HistoricalRomance #MustRead