If you're looking for a great historical fiction this just may be the book for you. It takes place in the late 1800's-early 1900's. During this time labor unions were beginning to form up, Jack-the-Ripper had his reign of terror, and names like J.P. Morgan and Vanderbilt carved their place in American industrial and financial history. Fiona, the main female character, is inspiring and lovable. You spend most of the time cheering for her but there are a couple of times when you would like to reach out and choke her- just to balance it out :0). Parts of the novel reach over into the trite a little bit when things fall into place just a a smidgen too perfectly but it's all in fiction, right?
I would recommend reading this one before you read The Winter Rose but it's not a must if you've already enjoyed it like I had.
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