Whispers in the Reading Room by Shelley Gray

Librarian Lydia Bancroft and club-owner Sebastian Marks are the unlikeliest of friends, but their love of books connects the two in Shelley Gray’s Whispers in the Reading Room, book three in The Chicago World’s Fair Mystery series. Lydia and Sebastian form a fragile friendship, but when she discovers that Mr. Marks isn’t merely a very wealthy gentleman, but also the proprietor of an infamous saloon and gambling club, she is shocked. One fateful night, suddenly Lydia is a suspect to a murder. She must determine who she can trust and if Sebastian Marks is actually everything her heart believes him to be.

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Whispers in the Reading Room (Zondervan, November 2015)

Lydia’s job at the library is her world—until a mysterious patron catches her eye . . . and perhaps her heart.

Just months after the closure of the Chicago World’s Fair, librarian Lydia Bancroft finds herself fascinated by a mysterious dark-haired and dark-eyed patron. He has never given her his name; he actually never speaks to a single person. All she knows about him is that he loves books as much as she does.

Only when he rescues her in the lobby of the Hartman Hotel does she discover that his name is Sebastian Marks. She also discovers that he lives at the top of the prestigious hotel and that most everyone in Chicago is intrigued by him.

Lydia and Sebastian form a fragile friendship, but when she discovers that Mr. Marks isn’t merely a very wealthy gentleman, but also the proprietor of an infamous saloon and gambling club, she is shocked.

Lydia insists on visiting the club one fateful night and suddenly is a suspect to a murder. She must determine who she can trust, who is innocent, and if Sebastian Marks—the man so many people fear—is actually everything her heart believes him to be.

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Shelley Shepard Gray

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Shelley Shepard Gray is the “New York Times” and “USA Today” bestselling author of the Seasons of Sugarcreek series, the Sisters of the Heart series, and the Families of Honor series. She lives with her family in southern Ohio, where she writes full time. Before her work in the inspirational market, Gray wrote several novels as Shelley Galloway. During this time her books appeared on the Waldenbooks bestseller list, and she won “RT Book Reviews'” prestigious Reviewers’ Choice Award.

Find out more about Shelley at http://www.shelleyshepardgray.com.
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  • UNEXPECTEDLY, SHELLEY IS A MASTER AT SOME OF THE TOUGHEST GENRES!

    Whether you’re searching for a relaxing Amish novel or an edge of your seat mystery, Shelley Gray has you covered! Captivating from start to finish, this book has all the suspense you could hope for…and then some!

    Written by Confessions of a Teenage Bookworm on December 18, 2015

  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ {A FANTASTIC MYSTERY NOVEL}

    The novel revolves around the relationship between Lydia & Sebastian Marks. Lydia is a librarian and Sebastian is an avid reader who spends much time at the library. Even though they don’t even talk to each other, a camaraderie between them is clearly apparent. As they novel progresses, the reader discovers that Sebastian lives a dark life. He is a formidable owner of a saloon & gambling club in the gritty, crime-ridden area of Chicago. Lydia and her mother are revealed to be poor, yet Lydia’s desire to remain strong and independent have her struggling with looking forward to life with her fiancé. These two separate worlds collide very literally in the Hartman Hotel. This creates a wonderful “Thru the Looking Glass” storyline, because nothing with ever be the same.

    Written by Rockin’ My Mom Jeans on December 18, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R10XU2HYC6S37T/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    Third in Shelley Gray’s Chicago World’s Fair series, Whispers in the Reading Room takes place after the conclusion of the fair, as Lydia Bancroft and Sebastian Marks strike up an unlikely relationship from their interactions in a reading room. It’s a fascinating story, with plenty of romance, and I couldn’t put it down. I would certainly recommend it to fans of historical romance.

    Written by Book by Book on December 17, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R335MASTLJDZ5K/

  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ BY SHELLEY GRAY {A REVIEW}

    If you aren’t a fan of predictability, I can’t recommend this book. It’s got all the great qualities of a Christmasy-Hallmark movie, sweet, emotional, romantic with a more or less predictable plot, in some aspects. The murder mystery part had me guessing till the end, but I’m mostly oblivious.

    I cannot tell you how much I loved this book! Lydia Bancroft is used to her quiet life, divided between her cherished reading room and working hard to hold her place in society through her and her mother’s rapidly depleting wealth. She’s your standard, good-girl, following her mother’s wishes to the letter. Things start looking up for the Bancrofts when Lydia gets engaged to a wealthy, high standing member of society, Mr. Jason Avondale.

    Written by My Full Cup on December 17, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/gp/r.html?C=3EWUX9XMFO3LG&K=A2PNKJ72PN02RL&R=2RYW7QG80X8KR&T=C&U=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Freview%2FRAWH9Q2RKGEK1%2Fref%3Dpe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv&A=VMVY97R5WIRHMJ5FJHYUKIPXFMMA&H=PC9JHIJSQ42XF84AKLDLANL3RCAA&ref_=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    I’ve read Shelley Gray for years, since she was using a middle name in between the Shelley and the Gray. She’s been one of my favorite authors because she is able to craft a story so compelling it’s hard to put the book down. This is what I’ve come to expect from her and Whispers in the Reading Room is perfect. I read it in less than a day with eight hours of sleep in between. The characters come alive when she writes and in this book we visit Chicago, right after the World Fair. The decline of parts of the city and the dangers within kept me on edge. The understated hero melted my heart. This is one to read. It’s the third in the series but is a stand-alone. I hadn’t read the first two (but I will!) and had no problem with this one. Published by Zondervan.

    Written by Clicking Her Heels on December 17, 2015
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  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ BY SHELLEY GRAY

    I’m not a huge fan of mystery/suspense books, but I really enjoy Shelley Gray. Since I have come to like Gray, I knew that I had to at least give this series a chance or I would always wonder if I would like it or not. I have only ever read her Amish fiction, so to break out into genre of mystery felt like a huge leap for me. After finishing this book, I now want to read the rest in this series, A Chicago World’s Fair Mystery.

    I’m sure if someone loves mystery with lots of suspense and twists and turns, then this book may not be one of the top suspenseful books you’ve ever read. However, for me, it was the perfect amount of suspense and mystery.

    Written by When life gets you down…read a book on December 16, 2015
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  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ BY SHELLEY GRAY

    You would not think that working in a library would get you into very much trouble. Yet for Lydia one step compounds into another and it just keeps building until she is a murder suspect. Sebastian is a man of wealth and privilege although it wasn’t always that way with him. Lydia is working middle class. You would not think that these two could have any ground in common yet that is the story line of this book as they work to do exactly that. Both of them go through quite a bit of character growth. There is danger and excitement however that takes second place to the romance between these two. It is watching all of this happen that is just plain fun and exciting. I liked this book a lot.

    Written by Vic’s Media Room on December 16, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1UI6J5ACUF544/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • WONDERFUL HISTORICAL MYSTERY-ROMANCE!

    I had put off reading Whispers in the Reading Room, just due to family situations and holiday busyness. It was getting close to my deadline when I finally started the book. I honestly didnt put the book down until it was finished. It was that good! I loved meeting Lydia and Sebastian, and watching them find each other.

    Set in Chicago in 1893, Shelley Gray shows us both the underside of Chicago and the crumbling edge of its high society. She brings together two unlikely people, from very different upbringings, connected by a love of books and an ability to look beyond the other person’s facade.

    The mystery unfolded well, leaving me uncertain who was involved until very near the end. Even then, I hadn’t guessed at one aspect of the mystery. I also wasn’t expecting some of the twists and turns in Lydia and Sebastian’s relationship. Thankfully, all works out for the best in the end.

    I had never read any of Shelley Gray’s books before, but I loved Whispers in the Reading Room so much, that I will be looking for her other books. This wasn’t an overtly Christian book. Through the story, different characters are reminded of their need for God, but it is a minimal part of the story. This is a well-written, clean story that will appeal to many readers of historical fiction and mystery-romances.

    Written by ElCloud Homeschool on December 16, 2015

  • MY BOOKSHELF: ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ BY SHELLEY GRAY

    I REALLY loved this book. The mystery was completely unexpected; I never would have guessed its resolution, and the romance was one of the sweetest I have ever encountered, possibly because of its uniqueness. Since this story was captivating, heartwarming, and extremely well-written, I cannot help but give it all five bookshelves, and a place on my all-time-favorites list. Shelley could not have done a better job with this novel; it was the perfect way to conclude the series, and I hope she writes many more historical mysteries in the future!

    Written by Spreading His Grace on December 16, 2015

  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    My Thoughts: I enjoyed the first half better than the second. Mystery and intrigue are appealing in a stranger, but the plot didnt hold together for me. I can’t say much else without giving away the turns and twists. The main character was a bit too naive for it to be believable, but perhaps people truly are that naive. The whole story was a bit “inconceivable” to quote Princess Bride. I give it 3 stars out of 5.

    Written by Living, Laughing, Loving on December 15, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Whispers-Reading-Chicago-Worlds-Mystery/dp/0310338492

  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    Historical details of the era mixed with Shelley’s creative storytelling make for a very enjoyable story. Mystery and romance, along with lots of twists and turns, keep the interest level high to the very end.

    The characters in this story come from varied backgrounds but fit together in fascinating ways. Sebastian in particular is a multi-dimensional character who seems to slide effortlessly from one world to another.

    Written by Southern Gal Loves to Read on December 15, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2PYT5XJQFZHKP/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ BY SHELLEY GRAY

    The third book in the Chicago World’s Fair series, Whispers in the Reading Room, does not disappoint. This book has a fantastic combination of historical fiction, mystery, and romance that readers will love.

    Written by Singing Librarian Books on December 15, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R39RK0UYYNBUU2/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ BY SHELLEY GRAY

    Mystery, suspense and romance is all throughout this book and will please any previous fans of Shelley Gray as well as fans of Colleen Coble. The characters are extremely well-developed and unique in their personalities and decisions. I enjoyed reading as the storyline unfolded and was very pleased with the ending.

    There is nothing in the story that I think would cause a reader to dislike this book, so I encourage you to give this author and her books a try.

    Overall, I recommend Whispers in the Reading Room to historical fiction fans and give it a full 5 stars.

    Written by Accelerate the Jesus Movement on December 15, 2015

  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    After reading Whispers in the Reading Room as well as the previous two novels in Gray’s Chicago World’s Fair Mystery series, I seriously hope that the author will continue to provide books of this vein. I consider her to be one of the better authors of Amish fiction but I much prefer this series.

    As a voracious reader myself, I can certainly identify with Lydia’s love of books and also found the mysterious male book lover who frequented the reading room to be of great interest. I loved both characters and although I knew they would eventually end up together, it was so entertaining to read about their interactions and exploits as Lydia and Sebastian hoped to find the actual person responsible for murder. Sebastian was a true gentleman despite his humble background and his questionable occupation. Despite Lydia’s own negative opinion of herself, I found her to be a strong and very likable heroine. The plot moved along at just the right pace and descriptions of different settings, characters, and society practices brought the story to life.

    Written by Daysong Reflections on December 15, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RNQP00VQ5KLGZ/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0310338492

  • REVIEW + GIVEAWAY: ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    Every once in a while, a book that is uniquely different appears in the Christian market, and Whispers in the Reading Room is one of those. Lead characters are realistically flawed and complex, the writing sparkles in places, and the historical setting is vividly conveyed. Sebastian, a charismatic leading man, has a questionable career, much of the action takes place in a seedy section of Chicago, there’s a formal style of communicating, and Lydia and Sebastian are total opposites on the surface. Yet friendship is a beautiful theme woven throughout, and while spiritual elements are subtle, they are clearly communicated. Ending felt rushed, but excellent read overall.

    Written by The Power of Words on December 15, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3L8F7GWM124O8/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    Whispers in the Reading Room is an enchanting tale of mystery and romance! Gray’s characterization is excellent and one of the things I love most about this novel! Lydia Bancroft and Sebastian Marks are unique, complex characters; each struggling to discover who they really are and where they belong. Their contrasting personas make for a captivating story, one that carefully and cleverly unfolds with each turn of the page.

    Written by Buzzing About Books on December 15, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RPTYM60OK9I8S

  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    The title of this book got my attention. I also really like the cover. Sorry but I’m a sucker for books. I find them soothing. Just think about being surrounded by so many books and how awesome that would be. Anyhoo this is the third in a series but it can be read as a stand alone. I didn’t feel like I was jumping into a series at a later point which seems to be the case with contemporaries.

    Written by Fic Gal on December 15, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3HCNPI55FBWO2/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ ~ SHELLEY GRAY

    This is book #3 in the Chicago’s World Fair Mystery Series. It is set after the World’s fair ends and Chicago’s bad area during the 1800’s. This is a romance/mystery story of Lydia and Sebastian and how two people come together because of their passion for books. The mystery part of the book is predictable and non-suspenseful. The romance part of the book is one of drama, relationships and the characters similar likes of the library.

    Written by Deb’s Book Review on December 14, 2015

  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ BY SHELLEY GRAY #BOOKREVIEW

    This is the 3rd book in the the Chicago World’s Fair Mystery Series, I haven’t read the first two books but I don’t feel you need to read them in order since this one stands alone just fine. Reading the first two will be on my reading list because this one had me captivated from beginning to the end with its interesting characters and its historical details.

    Written by Frugal Shopping and More on December 14, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1B2FAKJYQ5G5J/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00UF72AB0

  • GOOD READ

    I was pleasantly surprised with this book and story line. It kept my interest as it is a bit of a mystery on the back streets of Chicago. The romance part I didn’t really enjoy, but the historical side and intrigue make me give this book four stars. Of course I loved the fact that Lydia is a librarian and that is what made me want to read this book in the first place. I love to read about the behind the scenes in a library and Lydia is a fun character to read.

    Four stars.

    Written by I Hope You Dance on December 14, 2015
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  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ BY SHELLEY GRAY

    I found Whispers in the Reading Room to be a delightful tale. So much so that I purchased the first book in this series and soon will order the second one too. What a joy to come across a new author I haven’t read before.

    Written by Digging For Pearls on December 14, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.jodiewolfe.com/#!Whispers-in-the-Reading-Room-by-Shelley-Gray/c1ghk/566ef0fd0cf2fb0fe5add00c

  • BOK REVIEW: ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    Whispers in The Reading Room has great, if unconventional, characters. Sebastian is a man of contrasts. He has worked hard to disguise his roots and appear to be a gentleman. But his business ventures and tactics eliminate his entrance into genteel society. Lydia is part innocence and part steel. Quiet and obedient, she is also intelligent and determined. Secondary characters are almost as strong, and I enjoyed the scenes with Sebastian’s assistant, Vincent, and personal maid, Bridget. There are a few themes that bring depth to the novel. The untrustworthiness of appearances is a thread throughout. Wealth, family name and societal position do not make a gentleman, just as place of birth do not doom one to disrepute. Friendship is another theme. I liked that Sebastian and Lydia became friends first. And while the characters often felt alone, their true friends were there all the time. More of a book with an historical setting rather than a strict historical novel, Whispers in The Reading Room had all the flavor of Chicago in the late 1890s — progressive changes along with past problems and societal ills.

    Written by By The Book on December 14, 2015
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  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    Whispers in the Reading Room was engaging from the first page to the last. With well-drawn characters, witty dialogue that included a play on words, a constant feeling of coming danger, a leading man who is a mystery, and a budding romance, the story was so much more than expected. A delicious read, inspiring, dramatic, and romantic, and one not easily forgotten.

    Written by Wishful Endings on December 14, 2015
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  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    This was a very enjoyable story with fascinating characters and wonderful banter! Both Lydia and Sebastian were incredibly interesting. She’s trying to pretend her financial situation hasn’t deteriorated so she can make a good match while Sebastian keeps his love of books a secret so it doesn’t affect his reputation as a tough saloon owner. Their romance was sweet.

    Written by Veronica’s ‘Views on December 13, 2015

  • WONDERFUL HISTORICAL MYSTERY

    This book doesn’t hide the fact of the more horrible parts of the big city of Chicago that we see in the late 1800’s. It’s a book full of twists and turns and will hold your attention late into the night! I know!

    This book was so good and the mystery was so excellent. I highly recommend this historical mystery and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

    Written by Julie – More Of Him on December 13, 2015
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  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ BY SHELLEY GRAY *BOOK REVIEW* CLEAN CHRISTIAN FICTION

    Intrigue, suspense and romance were all a part of this great mystery with librarian Lydia Bancroft. Lydia isn’t like most women in society during that time period. She loves to read and learn and doesn’t care about her place in society or getting married just because its what is expected. She has a lot of responsibilities with having to work, take care of the household and her mother; but she pushes through each day with a positive attitude and determination. I really enjoyed her personality and how she treated others around her. One day she meets a library patron, Sebastian, who catches her eye and later learns he is a very important and feared man by those around him.

    Written by EmpowerMoms on December 13, 2015
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  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    I absolutely love Shelley Shepard Gray stories, but unfortunately, this was not her best work. I do love that she has moved outside of the Amish fiction once again with this series. I believe there is room in the history niche for her still.

    Written by Renee @ Black ‘n Gold Girl’s Book Spot on December 12, 2015
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  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    Even from the first chapter, I was drawn into the story and found myself wanting to read more. There were evenings that went later than planned, as I convinced myself to read just one more chapter so that I could see what happened next.

    This story has great character development. Through the story, I came to know the main characters and yet, they still managed to surprise me in their action.

    A passage that struck me: “She still remembered the expression on his face last week when he’d finished and closed the last tome. He’d looked pleased and just a bit melancholy. She knew those dual feelings well – the satisfaction of completing a well-written piece of literature while also coming to terms with the fact that those few moments of pure bliss would soon be replaced with longing for more.”

    Written by A Busy Mom of Two on December 12, 2015

  • A BEAUTY AND THE BEAST TALE AT ITS BEST

    Fellow bookworms, this is our book!! In fact, it reminded me in so many ways of that great love story for bookworms, Beauty & The Beast. Sebastian, being of course the Beast. Who loves books. And can talk about Bronte and Austen along with Wilde and Stevenson. Are you swooning a little yet? Because I totally did.

    Written by Reading Is My SuperPower on December 12, 2015
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  • INTRIGUING MYSTERY WITH A TOUCH OF ROMANCE

    Whispers in the Reading Room is one of those novels that you just can’t put down. I should know, as I read it far into the night (and paid for it the next day). The novel’s action moves at breakneck pace, as Lydia finds herself in one scrape after another and murders on Camp Creek Alley, the seedy area of Chicago where Sebastian’s club is located, become all too frequent. There is also a delightful subplot featuring Sebastian’s maid Bridget and his club manager Vincent. In essence, it’s two love stories for the price of one!

    Written by Christian Chick’s Thoughts on December 12, 2015
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  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading Whispers in the Reading Room. It is a great historical mystery set during the period of the Chicago World’s Fair.

    I found myself pulled into this story because of the main male character, Sebastian Marks. He is depicted as a man of mystery who enjoys coming to the Reading Room to just sit and read. In times his layers are exposed and I found myself ‘smitten’ with this gentleman.

    I also enjoyed the heroine, Lydia Bancroft. By society’s standards, she should rest in the fact she is engaged to Jason, a man of prominence (or is he), but she is intrigued by Sebastian and wants to learn more about him.

    I enjoyed this book and would highly suggest it to anyone who enjoys a good historical story with a mystery tucked inside.

    Written by All Things Are Possible on December 12, 2015
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  • WINTER READS: ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    This book is completely different from the other books that I’ve read by the author, which isn’t necessarily bad. Actually, I liked the main characters from the get go, probably because I love books as much as they do. The murder plot has a few added twists that I didn’t see coming. Overall, Whispers in the Reading Room is a fast-paced, charming mystery that I enjoyed reading.

    Written by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer on December 11, 2015
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  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    Overall, a difficult review to write, because I really thought that I would like this book, as I have enjoyed other books by this author in the past, and I really wanted to hold out some hope and love it in the end. But I just didn’t feel like I could ever really support the characters or appreciate the choices that they made. The writing style was engaging and swift, with great tension.

    Written by Labor Not in Vain on December 11, 2015

  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    Lydia, a librarian, notices a man who frequents the library. He fascinates her and she can’t keep from watching him. When her mystery guest, Sebastian, ends up rescuing her, she learns a little bit more about him. But Sebastian isn’t exactly who he’s pretending to be and in her quest to uncover answers Lydia places herself on a murder suspect list.

    The cover was enticing and the premise of the plot was intriguing. But once I started the book I just couldn’t stay engaged. The plot seemed well flushed out, but I couldn’t connect with the characters. The story was a little dark and I couldn’t relate to the romance part of the story as well. Overall, I think fans of mystery books might enjoy this story, but I couldn’t like it no matter how hard I tried.

    Written by Tima Murrell on December 11, 2015
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  • LOVE THE CHARACTERS, LOVE THE PLOT!

    The best part about Whispers in the Reading Room are the characters that Gray has created! I love how strong and courageous Lydia is even though she works in a library – no quiet, meek librarian in her! And Sebastian definitely has two sides to him as well!

    This book takes me through mystery, intrigue, shock, awe, love and so much more and it was a journey I really enjoyed! It was one of those books you just didn’t want to end!

    Written by The Review Stew on December 11, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1QBXQN5KEDFUC/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ #GIVEAWAY

    A few things I wasn’t as keen on were: the cover doesn’t have the heroine wearing her oft-referred to spectacles. I mean, that’s not a story deal-breaker, but I noticed. Mousy heroines are a bit difficult for me to connect with. While Lydia has a nervy side, as mentioned above, she definitely takes a lot from her fiance. While true to the culture of the time, I still had a bit of a time wondering when her inner strength would make her use her head a little too. Again, more personal preference than writing style or poor story. So really, I should shut up. Because the book is really good! The last thing I was a bit iffy on was the balance between romance/relationship and suspense. It was almost too much relationship and not even suspense. I’d like to see more of a 50/50 split. But again, personal preference. So again, shut up, Jaime.

    All in all, it’s a wonderful read and well enjoyed by me!

    Written by Coffee Cups & Camisoles on December 11, 2015
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  • #REVIEW #BLOG TOUR ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ CHICAGO WORLD FAIR MYSTERY #3 BY SHELLEY GRAY

    5 Stars!

    As I started to read this book, I realized something, something that does not happen with every book we read, but only with those few special books, and this is one of them. I could REALLY relate to the feelings of this main character, Lydia. I could feel her anticipation hoping the man who had been coming and sitting there in the library she worked at would come back each day to read again and she could secretly see him. I could feel her embarrassment after a few silly little things had happened, such as a pile of books falling to the floor. I could feel her pain as her current boyfriend was hurting her and I could feel the thankfulness when this mystery man was trying to save her from him.

    I have not read books 1 and 2, so I guess I’m cleaning up the Fair with the characters. Yo

    Written by Laurie Here – Contemporary Fiction and MORE – Book Reviews on December 11, 2015
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  • BOOK REVIEW – ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ BY SHELLEY GRAY

    I really looked forward to reading Whispers in the Reading Room. First, it is about a librarian and set in an old fashioned library. Second, it is a historical novel. Third, it takes place after the Chicago World’s Fair, and I have always been fascinated by the World’s Fairs and Expositions.

    Lydia is a wonderful protagonist. She is smart, loves books, and slowly learns to stand up for herself. I liked her relationship with Sebastian, and the respect he showed from her beginning early in the book.

    The historical setting in Chicago, with the two different worlds that Lydia and Sebastian live in, was fascinating.

    It was more of a historical romance than a mystery, but I found much to enjoy about the novel, and feel that other readers of historical fiction will enjoy it as well.

    Written by View from the Birdhouse on December 11, 2015
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  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    This story was a quick read, and enjoyable enough. I found Lydia’s naivete a little annoying, and there was something about Sebastian that seemed to fall a little flat for me.
    Gray did have some wonderful secondary characters and story lines going on throughout the book. I’m looking forward to checking out some of her previous novels.

    Written by Love and a Prayer on December 11, 2015

  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ (THE CHICAGO WORLD’S FAIR MYSTERY #3)

    Whispers in the Reading Room is a wonderful tale about people coming to realize that they are needed, valued, loved and redeemable. The previous books in the series are most enjoyable so please don’t pass them up. First in the series is The Secrets of Sloane House followed by Deception on Sable Hill. Characters introduced to us in the first tale come back in the following books though not all of them.

    Written by Seeking with All Yur Heart on December 10, 2015
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  • SWEET ROMANCE WITH NICE MYSTERY

    What I enjoyed most was watching the two characters grow. Lydia refused to stay in the bounds society set…often to her peril. And Sebastian struggles to identify his place. I think many of us have experienced one or the other or both of those feelings. The supporting cast had dimension and added depth without detracting from the main storyline.

    This novel is perfect for those who love the Gilded Age and long for a good mystery layered with a sweet romance and a thread of spiritual content

    Written by Cara Putman on December 10, 2015
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  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ BY SHELLEY GRAY

    What a unique story! I found Whispers in the Reading Room to be a very creative novel that kept me intrigued from start to finish.

    Sebastian Marks is not what readers will be expecting in a hero. He is feared, he is powerful, and he has pulled himself up from a horrible beginning. I did still like him, even though part of me didn’t want to. But, I did appreciate the way he slowly grew emotionally throughout the story.

    Written by Britt Reads Fiction on December 10, 2015
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  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    Shelley Gray is well-known for her Amish novels, but she is multi-talented and this book and series is a keeper! She has created an intriguing plot with captivating characters. The charm of this story lies in the interactions between Lydia and Sebastian. Clever dialogue, romantic tension, and escalating danger completely engrossed me in this tale, and I couldn’t put it down.

    Written by Mocha with Linda on December 10, 2015
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  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    Once again, Gray throws her characters into Chicago’s darker underbelly. Something sinister is going on, there’s mystery and murder afoot and Sebastian finds himself in the role of protector, Lydia the damsel in distress that needs rescuing. But soon lines become blurred and it’s no longer clear who is rescuing whom. Because Lydia grabs hold of his heart and challenges him to believe in the kind of future he never dared dream of.

    Written by Best Reads on December 10, 2015
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  • THEY’RE THE UNLIKELIEST OF FRIENDS—BUT CAN LYDIA REALLY TRUST SEBASTIAN?

    Whispers in the Reading Room is my favorite of the Chicago World’s Fair Mystery Series; I love the storyline, the characters and the suspense. Of course, the love the whole library setting and the occupation as being a librarian and Lydia is such an intriguing main character. She loves the world of books, but also loves to people watch and she is completely intrigued by the ones whom she comes into contact with, especially a certain handsome, quiet man.

    Written by Moments on December 9, 2015
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  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    I am not overly fond of historicals in any subgenre, but I enjoy Ms. Gray’s Amish stories, so I thought to give this a try when it was offered. I haven’t read the first two books in this series, but Whispers in the Reading Room easily stands alone.

    Mr. Marks was a rags to riches story, though he didn’t consider himself on of the elite though his riches surpassed most. In that regard, Whispers in the Reading Room reminded me of Grace Livingstone Hill’s classics with the down-on-her-luck heroine pawning everything and the rich hero riding in and saving her. In another way, this has much more drama, violence, and “real life” than Ms. Hill ever considered.

    If you like historical mystery fiction, you will love Whispers in the Reading Room. I admit to being engaged in the murder mystery…

    Written by Lighthouse Academy on December 9, 2015
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  • ‘WHISPERS IN READING ROOM’

    This review is for the book Whispers in the Reading Room by Shelley Gray. This is the third book in the trilogy about the Chicago World’s Fair.

    Shelley Gray is one of my favorite authors. I wish I had not missed out on reading the first two books in this series. I will have to go and find them and read them. This book was really intriguing to me. It was set in the late 1800’s and all the bits and pieces of society in that time frame seemed so different from our modern society. Readers will learn all about polite society, gentlemen and ladies, and even the improper sections of town. It was very enlightening.

    Written by The Talbert Report on December 8, 2015
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  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM: CHICAGO’S WORLD FAIR MYSTERY’ BY SHELLEY GRAY

    The time period surrounding the historic Chicago’s World Fair is a fascinating time, and no one captures it as well as author Shelley Gray. Her latest novel, Whispers In The Reading Room, is the last book in her “Chicago’s World Fair Mystery” series, and it wraps up her brilliant series with a charming and satisfying finale.

    While this is the third book of this series, and there are references to previous characters from the first two books, readers can enjoy this novel as a stand-alone as well. But I guarantee that you will want to go back and dive into the first two!

    Written by Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews on December 8, 2015

  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ BY SHELLEY GRAY

    Whispers in the Reading Room features the most exciting characters I’ve met in a long time! Lydia isn’t your typical library lady. She’s not shy or demure, and while she’s not exactly led an adventurous life, she’s not sheltered from life’s harsh realities, either. She’s brave and gutsy and willing to face new experiences, except she’s never met a man like Sebastian Marks.

    Sebastian is the very best kind of leading man. He’s strong, dangerous, and protective. He cares for those around him but has no trouble making tough decisions. He’s the kind of man you want guarding your family or leading troops into battle. Despite that roughness, he’s nothing but gentle with those he loves, and that’s what makes him so much fun to read about.

    Written by A Nest in the Rocks on December 7, 2015
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  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    This book simply did not do anything for me. It has received some great reviews from many readers, but it was not for me.

    I felt the characters were not very well developed. I had a very hard time connecting with any of them, as it seemed their actions constantly went against the character they were supposed to be. I felt their thoughts were not portrayed through their actions, and many of the character development was rushed.

    Written by Ting’s Mom Books on December 7, 2015

  • LOVE IT!!!!!!!

    Whispers In The Reading Room by Shelley Gray was a great book. I have read several Amish fiction by Shelley so I wondered if I would like this book as much as I liked her other series. I have started to wonder if there will ever be a book by Shelley that I won’t like because so far I have loved every book that she has written.

    Written by The World As I See It on December 7, 2015
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  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ REVIEW PART 1!!!

    Great read! This is my favorite from Shelley so far! :)…I love the style Shelley writes, and the characters! Be they sub characters or main they are fabulous and deep! Each has their own secrets and past and as the layers peal away you just keep wanting to learn more!…..

    Written by ASC Book Reviews on December 7, 2015

  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    Whispers in the Reading Room is a fantastic read from start to finish that will leaving you hoping and praying for Lydia to have strength and to finally receive all that she deserves for her kindness.

    Written by Working Mommy Journal on December 7, 2015

  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ – LITFUSE REVIEW

    I loved this book. In fact I enjoyed it so much that I read it in less than 24 hours. Now in my defense there was a swim meet involved and so I had very little to do for a whole afternoon.
    I love how well this book shows the plight of people that lived in this time period. It was so easy to drop into a desperate situation where someone would do almost anything to stay alive. There is a fine line between respectability and desperation, in this time it was money.

    Written by chickensbunniesandhomeschool.blogspot.com on December 6, 2015
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  • HISTORICAL FICTION BOOK REVIEW: ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ BY SHELLEY GRAY

    I don’t read a lot of historical fiction, but this one intrigued me because the main character, Lydia, is a librarian and the story is set in Chicago. I like Lydia. She’s spunky and goes against the societal rules of the day in order to stand for her beliefs. She’s also got an insatiable curiosity about life, which leads her to get to know a man she’d most likely not give the time of day. Sebastian Marks is a self-made man with a mysterious past. The two are an unlikely match which makes the story that much more fun to read.

    Written by Beauty in Every Day Things on December 5, 2015
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  • REVIEW: ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ BY SHELLEY GRAY

    Loved it! This book is so well-written with it’s subtle peeling back of the layers of the plot. There is a sense of mystery from the beginning that kept me fully engaged. The setting is wonderful- I absolutely love libraries! The depiction of Chicago at the turn of the century is also subtle, the author avoids making it a cliche or caricature of the city. Lydia feels that she is plain and on the fringes of society, but accepts who she is as a person and embraces her interests. One of the things that is so appealing about Sebastian as a hero is that he saw beauty in her where others did not. I was enthralled with the contrasts of Lydia and Sebastian’s worlds and how they overlap. Themes of self-worth and self-sacrifice are ones found in several characters.

    Written by Heidi Reads… on December 5, 2015
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  • (GIVEAWAY) SUSPENSE LIKE NO OTHER! ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ BY: SHELLEY GRAY

    Whispers in the Reading Room is book three in Chicago World’s Fair Mystery Series. Shelley Gray has done it yet again! She has written a breathtaking book that will leave you sitting on the edge of your seat until the very end of the book.

    Written by cherylbbookblog on December 4, 2015

  • READ THIS IN ONE SITTING, I SIMPLY COULDN’T PUT IT DOWN!

    I was so captivated by this novel, I inhaled it in one sitting. It was that great! Now I intend to go back and read the previous two novels in the series as well. This would be perfect for anyone who loves murder mysteries with a flair for historical accuracy and romance woven in between to create a best selling novel in my opinion and well worth all 5 out of 5 stars.

    Written by Reviews From The Heart on December 4, 2015
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  • GOOD SUSPENSE AND INTRIGUE

    The romance felt second to the mystery and intrigue of murder. I think Gray would benefit from just focusing on the intrigue and skipping, or greatly lightening, the romance aspect. The plot had a decent amount of danger without becoming a mystery novel.

    The ending was perhaps a bit too quick and rushed. Things wrapped up in a nice, neat package that felt a bit at odds with the rest of the story. Still, I am more than willing to check out more of this series to see what Gray has done with her previous characters. This one gets 3 stars from me and would be great for those who enjoy light romance mixed with light mystery and danger.

    Written by Sunrise Avenue on December 4, 2015
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  • ESCAPING REALITY

    Return to 1890’s Chicago for a thrilling end to the World’s Fair Mystery series.

    See how unlikely opposites attract.

    Beware of the love of money. It is the root of all evil.

    Traverse the streets of 1890’s Chicago with all its hidden dangers. Get caught up in the lives of the characters who are not just descriptions on a page but who come vividly alive inside the readers head.

    Written by Christian Bookaholic on December 4, 2015
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  • THE BAD BOY!

    There’s something about the bad boy that makes us turn to melted buttah. Sebastian Marks is just that type of man in Whispers in the Reading Room. The touch of shady character mixed with a prim-and-proper exterior provides a stark contrast for character building. Lydia and Sebastian in Whispers in the Reading Room remind me of Jack and Rose from the Titanic movie. Pride and Prejudice, or even Downton Abbey, also come to mind. The critical point in society women’s lives was a concern for the right marriage partner (meaning, a match that would confirm or raise one’s station in life.) The story doesn’t swerve from the predictable path too often, but it’s a great read for those who believe in marrying for love.

    Written by Savings in Seconds on December 3, 2015

  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ BY SHELLEY GRAY

    This novel had a little darkness to it that I found disconcerting. I wanted Lydia to be a stronger Christian young woman. I did not want her to desire the excitement of life on the edge of the darker part of Chicago. I thought the romance and mystery a little predictable and the resolution at the end too convenient. Nonetheless, this is a good character study about the allure and the excitement of sin.

    Written by Book Reviews From an Avid Reader on December 3, 2015
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  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    Lydia is hard to puzzle out. On the plus side, she’s a librarian. She enjoys her work and takes pride in being good at it. On the down side, she knows little about the man she’s betrothed to, and seems content to let her mother rule her life. At some points, you get the impression that the author is trying to make her a strong female lead, but at other points she cries or faints and loses credibility.

    Sebastian, who is not her betrothed, is a more interesting character. Tough exterior, pulled himself up by the bootstraps sort of chap, with insecurities and a good heart.

    Sebastian’s staff, mainly Vincent and Bridget, also figure into the story heavily. Both Lydia and Sebastian are loners, and they slow to accept the friendship of others, but Vincent and Bridget are both loyal, helpful people, who do a great deal for Sebastian and Lydia.

    I ended up devouring this book the day it arrived, spending the children’s naptime reading, and reading past my own bedtime. I enjoyed it, and would recommend it as a good, light read.

    Written by Greatly Blessed on December 3, 2015

  • {LITFUSE PUBLICITY GROUP BOOK REVIEW} ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ BY SHELLEY GRAY

    This is the second book in A Chicago World’s Fair Mystery series, and I was completely captivated with Shelley Gray and her story! I have not read any thing by Shelley Gray before and I will now most assuredly make sure to gather the other books in this series to read more of her writings.

    This story with Lydia and Sebastian was such a well written story about the time of the Chicago World’s Fair. I enjoyed all of the documented facts that are sprinkled throughout the story. It felt well researched and I love that I can read a story that does not conflict with the truth.

    Written by Mama’s Coffee Shop on December 3, 2015
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  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    The cover of this book make it look more foreboding than it actually is. While there are a few murders and a killer on the loose, it’s not a huge mystery that our female lead solves, it’s just background to her deteriorating life. Lydia Bancroft is a proud librarian. Even though she and her mother have fallen on hard times, the money she gets at work and the price she gets for pawning off family heirlooms help keep her and her mother afloat and they can at least pretend they are still part of good society. Her fiance, is a wealthy man and her mother awaits the day they can be married and be restored to their former splendor. All that changes however when she is out to tea with her fiance and he assaults her in public. A dashing young man who frequents her reading room comes to the aid and escorts her home. All her hopes for a prosperous future are dashed now that her engagement is broken. Could her new friendship with this dashing young man lead to something more? Is he hiding anything? What more does she have to lose? For fans of historical and inspirational romance. While it’s the third in the series, I had no problem reading it without having read the first two prior.

    Written by Tragically Dull Adventures of an Almost Librarian on December 3, 2015

  • SHHH…WHISPERS ONLY IN THE READING ROOM

    Shelley Gray had me with the title, Whispers in the Reading Room, and the cover. Then the story line made it worth every minute of reading. Shelley’s mixture of suspense, danger and romance made this story near irresistible.

    Written by Just Commonly on December 2, 2015

  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ REVIEW

    I will start by saying I did not read any of the other books of this series. I normally don’t choose to read historicals. I did choose this book because of the library setting, and the promise of a mystery. I am still pondering if I truly enjoyed the book. It was interesting, and from what I know about history, historically correct. However, there was something a bit unrealistic about it for my personal taste. An owner of a gambling den and saloon as the hero in a Christian novel is definitely a rarity, but it was a bit hard to swallow too. Lydia the meek and sweet girl who works in the library falling for such a man just stretched my belief of the story a bit too far. I love Shelley’s books and just because this wasn’t a favorite for me, I will continue reading them.

    Written by Cindy’s Book Reviews on December 2, 2015
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  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    Whispers in the Reading Room is book three in the Chicago World’s Fair Mystery Series. This book was an awesome read. Once you pick it up you wont be able to put it down. I adore this author, so this book will definitely be added to my favorites.

    Written by A Simple Life, really?! on December 2, 2015
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  • BOOK REVIEW ~ ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ BY SHELLEY GRAY

    The first thing that drew me into this book was the cover. It is amazing!

    After that, it was all storyline.

    Written by Colletta’s Kitchen Sink on December 2, 2015

  • A GREAT ADDITION TO THIS SERIES

    This was a good addition to a fun series. In this book we get to know Lydia and Sebastian. Also this book has all things I love about a book: history, mystery and a little romance. A perfect combo. You also can not be disappointed with a book that has a character or two that loves books as much as I do so there is some talk about books. I thought the author did a good job of developing the characters and describing the settings so you felt as if you were a part of the story. I thought the mystery part of the book was exciting and made the story fun to read. Even though this book is a part of a series you can read it as a stand alone book.

    Written by Griperang’s Bookmarks on December 2, 2015
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  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’ BY SHELLEY GRAY BOOK TOUR AND BOOK REVIEW

    Lydia Bancroft is a librarian who wants to learn more about a man who comes into the library. He never talks to anyone so she does not even know his name. But, he loves books like her and she finds that very important. When he helps her in the lobby of a hotel she finally finds out that his name is Sebastian Marks. She realizes that everyone else in Chicago wants to learn more about him.

    Written by 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!on December 1, 2015
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  • ‘WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM’

    I enjoyed this story and getting to know the characters! Lydia is such a fun heroine.;)

    Written by Inklings and Notions on December 1, 2015