Drawn by the Current
Series: The Windy City Saga #3
Published by Bethany House Publishers
Publication Date February 1, 2022
Genres: Action/Adventure, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Illinois World War I Era - 1914 - 1918
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Lives depend on the truth she uncovers.
She can't give up her search.
A birthday excursion turns deadly when the SS Eastland capsizes with Olive Pierce and her best friend on board. Hundreds perish during the accident, and it's only when Olive herself barely escapes that she discovers her friend is among the victims.
In the aftermath of the tragedy, Olive returns to her work at a Chicago insurance agency and is immersed in the countless investigations related to the accident. But with so many missing, there are few open-and-shut cases, and she tries to balance her grief with the hard work of finding the truth.
While someone sabotages her progress, Olive accepts the help of newspaper photographer Erik Magnussen. As they unravel secrets, the truths they discover impact those closest to Olive. How long will the disaster haunt her--and how can she help the others find the peace they deserve?
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Also in this series: Veiled in Smoke, Shadows of the White City
Drawn by the Current was an intense depiction of the historic capsizing of the SS Eastwood and the ensuing investigations. Author Jocelyn Green, in her typical fashion, filled the pages with intrigue and insight into the way things might have occurred.
As a woman in the early 1900s, Olive struggled to gain the respect the men she worked with received. Mr. Roth, her boss, would have been anathematized had he lived in our world today. Some of the things that came out of his mouth!!
I admired Olive’s courage, determination, and loyalty. I can’t imagine having to make the decisions she had to and appreciated her choices.
The investigation was fun to follow. And I loved Erik! The sweet “coffee” date attempt made me smile, despite how it ended.
Be warned, though. The chapter describing Olive’s escape from the capsized ship was a little gruesome! While I am sure this was very realistic, I found it difficult to read.
Readers who enjoy historical romance filled with intrigue will want to read Drawn by the Current.