The whole world is coming to Chicago. Charlotte’s whole world is coming down around her.
While the rest of Chicago focuses on the enormous spectacle of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, Charlotte Farrow’s attentions are entirely on one small boy-her boy-whom she has kept a secret from her wealthy employers for nearly a year.
When the woman who has been caring for her son abruptly returns him to the opulent Banning home, Charlotte must decide whether to come clean and face dismissal or keep her secret while the Bannings decide the child’s fate. Can she face the truth of her past and open her heart to a future of her own? Or will life’s struggles determine her path?
This compelling story of courage, strength, and tender romance captures the tension between the glittering wealthy class and the hardworking servants who made their lives comfortable.
Wow, I loved this book. After finishing the first book in the series, The Pursuit of Lucy Banning, I could not wait to read this book. I just loved Charlotte from the first book and wanted to read more about her and see where her story would take me. I found this to be a fast read and once I started the pages kept turning till the very end. I really liked Charlotte as a character I found her determined to make the right decisions while being torn on what to do at the same time. She was bold yet scared and my heart broke a few times with the situation she was faced with.
I highly recommend this book and this series to anyone who enjoys historical romance. While you could read this book on its own, I believe that reading them in order will enhance this story that much more. Overall, great job Olivia Newport. I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series and any other future book from Olivia Newport.
*I received this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review. Thank you Revell!