Veiled in Smoke

Veiled in Smoke

Meg and Sylvie Townsend manage the family bookshop and care for their father, Stephen, a veteran still suffering in mind and spirit from his time as a POW during the Civil War. But when the Great Fire sweeps through Chicago's business district, they lose much more than just their store.

The sisters become separated from their father, and after Meg burns her hands in an attempt to save a family heirloom, they make a harrowing escape from the flames with the help of Chicago Tribune reporter Nate Pierce. Once the smoke clears away, they reunite with Stephen, only to learn soon after that their family friend not only died during the fire--he was murdered. Even more shocking, Stephen is charged with the crime and committed to the Cook County Insane Asylum.

Though homeless, injured, and suddenly unemployed, Meg must not only gather the pieces of her shattered life, but prove her father's innocence before the asylum truly drives him mad.

Title:Veiled in Smoke
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780764233302
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  • Jocelyn Green

    Times of disaster in our nation's history have always fascinated me, because of the change those disasters bring to cities, political boundaries, landscapes, economies, and most of all, people. The Gr...

  • Rachel McMillan

    read for endorsement:In Veiled in Smoke, Green frames a story of loss and redemption with sensory details, a nuanced historical backdrop and an intelligent eye for flawed and utterly engaging characte...

  • Amanda Geaney

    I can't wait for you to meet my new friends Meg, Sylvie, and Stephen Townsendowners of Corner Books & More. Yes, I know they are fictional characters, but I have walked through flames with these peopl...

  • Becca-Rae Weidel

    As someone who loves historical fiction I get excited when I discover a new read that covers less-explored history. Veiled in Smoke takes readers on a journey through the flames of the 1871 fire that ...

  • Jeanne Alfveby Crea

    A must-read if you like authentic historical fiction! When I picked up my first Jocelyn Green book, I was hooked. I proceeded to read all the books she has written. I love her stories and frequently f...

  • Meghan

    This book was received as an ARC from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.This book was really intense and i...

  • Shirley

    The Great Chicago FireThe great Chicago Fire of 1872 changed the lives of many people. It destroyed over 17,000 buildings killing 300 and leaving 100,000 homeless.This is the story of one family, the ...

  • Nicole

    Glorious story. Can I give it 20 STARS?!Veiled in Smoke by Jocelyn Green is a superbly masterful story. Where do I begin?! The plot is excellent. I was immediately swept into the tension and anxiety o...

  • Betti

    ....Im not afraid of storms, for the One who made the sea is in my boat with me. - Megs motherThe opportunity to learn more about little known historical events is one I greatly appreciate. Once again...

  • Paula

    What an exciting story!!! A very clean, but exciting story of two sisters and their father who is struggling with his survival of Andersonville prison camp during the civil war..Nate, a reporter from ...