Author: Carol Tibaldi
Category: Historical History
Pub. Date: 12/12/2012
Publisher: Self Published
The Roaring Twenties crumble into the Great Depression, but Virginia Kingsley, New York's toughest and most successful speakeasy owner, is doing just fine. Now that the world is falling apart, bootlegging is a flourishing business, and she's queen of that castle.
Then her infant nephew is kidnapped. Her niece, Laura, and Laura's philandering movie star husband, are devastated. The police have few leads, and speculation and rumors abound in the media circus that follows the celebrity abduction.
Only one reporter, Erich Muller, seems to care enough about the child's welfare and the parents' feelings to report the case responsibly. Over the course of the investigation, Erich Muller and Laura fall in love, but their relationship is doomed to failure since he suspects her beloved aunt Virginia is behind the kidnapping. Laura, jaded when it comes to men, sides with Virginia.
But Virginia has figured out the truth, and she can't tell anyone for fear of losing her niece's affections and having the police ransack her life. So she pursues her own investigation, shaking down, threatening, and killing one petty crook after another during her search.
Little Todd's absence shapes everyone's lives. When he is finally found, the discovery will bring disaster for some and revelation for others.
Oh My Oh My.. I don't like history books. And with that I was not sure I could read this book. But immediately I was reeled in and it kept me in the pages until I screamed, laughed, cried, yelled at the author and etc.
Author Carol Tibaldi diffidently has a way with putting pen to paper. Her characters come to life and pull you right in and don't let you go. I am positively going to read more books from this author.
The story line flows, it goes into the characters lives and pulls at every emotion there is and pulls them out and into this book of amazing and a must read story. Each character seems so real that they capture you and draw you right into the book.
As you know I will not go into detail about the book itself due to the fact that I feel you need to read for yourself. But I will say here that I will be looking into more books by author Carol Tibaldi and diving into them to see what is there.
Again, A Must Read. So due to the above, I am giving this book a Breath of Life ratings of:
Five Clock Rating!!!
Disclosure: I received this book for my honest opinion and review. Opinions are my own and yours may differ.
Carol Tibaldi was born and raised in Bayside, New York and attended Queens College of the City University of New York. She loves to travel and has lived in London and Los Angeles. For twenty five years she worked as a newspaper reporter and covered the crime beat. She is a history buff and loves to research different time periods having a special affinity of the prohibition era and the Civil War. Willow Pond is her first novel and she is hard at work on the sequel.
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