Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Into the Whirlwind
Mollie took over her father's watch company when he died. She now employes some of the disabled vets that fought with her father in the Civil War. But everything changes when a fire brings Chicago to it's knees. Standing beside her from the very beginning is Zack, an attorney for one of her buyers.
Now they must decide if they can overcome the obstacles in their path for a future together or if circumstances will tear them apart.
The story begins with a very vivid word picture. It definitely brings a touch of reality to the Chicago fire. I could smell the smoke and feel the heat of the fire. The terror of the people was flowing out of the pages. The aftermath of the fire was the remainder of the story. And sadly I found this a bit hard to read about. It seemed tedious for me to get through. I know that the author had to lay the ground work and describe the events, but I didn't care for that section. The last few chapters really picked up again and the story ended nicely. Although everything wasn't explained or tied up as neatly as I might have liked, it was a good ending. I will definitely be checking out other books by this author.
I received this book free of charge from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.