Will Edyth prove her sanity before it is too late?
On Blackwell’s Island, New York, a hospital was built to keep its patients from ever leaving.
With her late parents’ fortune under her uncle’s care until her twenty-fifth birthday in the year 1887, Edyth Foster does not feel pressured to marry or to bow to society’s demands. She freely indulges in eccentric hobbies like fencing and riding her velocipede in her cycling costume about the city for all to see. Finding a loophole in the will, though, her uncle whisks Edyth off to the women’s lunatic asylum just weeks before her birthday. And Edyth fears she will never be found.
At the asylum she meets another inmate, who upon discovering Edyth’s plight, confesses that she is Nellie Bly, an undercover journalist for The World. Will either woman find a way to leave the terrifying island and reclaim her true self?
Also Look for:
White City by Grace Hitchcock (March 2019)
Pink Bonnet by Liz Tolsma (June 2019)
Yellow Lantern by Angie Dicken (August 2019)
Blue Cloak by Shannon McNear (March 2020)
About the Author:
Grace Hitchcock is the author of three novellas in The Second Chance Brides, The Southern Belle Brides, and the Thimbles and Threads collections with Barbour Publishing. The White City is her debut novel and releases March 2019 with Barbour Publishing. She holds a Masters in Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in History. Grace lives in southern Louisiana with her husband, Dakota, and son. Visit Grace online at GraceHitchcock.com.
The Gray Chamber
I’m going to be honest… When I was given the chance to read this book I took it without thinking it through. I had heard great reviews of other books in this series, but true crime is just not “my thing”. After I got the book in my hands I just did not want to read it since it was way out of my comfort zone. Also I had never read a book by this author. But, I had already told myself I would give it a try. I am so glad I did!!! This book will not be my last by Grace Hitchcock and I have already added other books in this series to my wishlist! This book had a sweet love story that gave just the lightness this story needed to balance the crime portion. Thinking the whole book would be dark and depressing, I was pleasantly surprised when that was not the case. Spiritually I took away from this read the importance of hiding God’s Word in your heart. Such a vital part of a Christian’s life. The research the author did to write this work was amazing. You won’t need to ask if that is true once you read it. It is apparent in the very first chapter. I’m thinking I need to get out of my comfort zone more often.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.