(1) It was the first installment in the True Colors series.
(2) It was the debut novel of author Grace Hitchcock.
The White City is a very well-written story with interesting characters and an engaging plot. Winnifred Wylde is a dynamic young woman who is not easily stopped or distracted from her plans and ideas. Jude Thorpe is more restrained in his position as a Chicago policeman but manages to get himself caught up in Winnie's whirlwind. They, along with others, are easy to get involved with as the story builds.
Like the other books in this series, the story is a fictional tale built around an account of true crime in American history. I have read several of the books in the series and have enjoyed them all. This one differs from the others in that the crime seems to take a back seat to the romance. So, although the mystery element is definitely the foundation of the story, be prepared for much in the areas of romance and faith.
I recommend The White City to fans of Christian romance and light mystery. It was a pleasure to be introduced to Grace Hitchcock, and I look forward to reading more of her work which has followed this debut, including another installment in the True Colors series.
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