Ticket To Tomorrow

Written by Carol Cox
Review by Mary K. Bird-Guilliams

This is Book One of a gentle new series set at the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. The White City is a fabulous setting previously featured in the 2003 nonfiction bestseller, Erik Larson’s Devil in the White City. The author provides some interesting data on her website regarding the fair, and reviewing the facts convinces the reader that many books could be written about the fair and its events without repetition. A young widow and her business partner exhibit their version of an automobile at the exposition, and with a classic switched-belongings caper are involved in a plot to assassinate the Infanta of Spain. The historical and fictional characters interact realistically, and we meet Buffalo Bill, Thomas Edison and others. This is a very good historical novel with Christian values that add to character development and enhance the novel’s credibility. You can enjoy the stand that Annie makes against her rich, bigoted in-laws as much as I did, and you will also find this a pleasant read.