What I’m Reading: Fallen Women

I am creature of habit.  Even when I am dead tired, I just have to read for 10 minutes minimum before I go to sleep.  When we moved one of fears was that my book would get lost and I’d spend our first night here not able to sleep.  Lucky for me, that didn’t happen.  Moving day I put my current book, Fallen Women by Sandra Dallas and put it in the box with the important stuff like the alarm clock and phone chargers.  A girl has her priorities right??  Books are definitely one of my priorities!

I was super excited to be reading any Sandra Dallas books.  They have been a long time favorite of mine.  This one was sent to by the publisher, St. Martin’s Press, to review.  I couldn’t have been happier to read it.  Historical fiction is always my favorite and Sandra Dallas does it so well.  I’ve said time and time again that several of my favorite books are Sandra Dallas books.

This story takes place in Denver in 1885.  The story highlights an affluent family who deals with many troubles.  Here’s what Amazon has to say about it, “It is the spring of 1885 and wealthy New York socialite Beret Osmundsen has been estranged from her younger sister, Lillie, for a year when she gets word from her aunt and uncle that Lillie has died suddenly in Denver.  What they do not tell her is that Lillie had become a prostitute and was brutally murdered in the brothel where she had been living.  When Beret discovers the sordid truth of Lillie’s death, she makes her way to Denver, determined to find her sister’s murderer.  Detective Mick McCauley may not want her involved in the case, but Beret is determined, and the investigation soon takes her from the dangerous, seedy underworld of Denver’s tenderloin to the highest levels of Denver society.  Along the way, Beret not only learns the depths of Lillie’s depravity, but also exposes the sinister side of Gilded Age ambition in the process.”

I have to say that it was good.  I was a little surprised that it was actually more of mystery and “who dun it”.  Other of her books have a mystery quality to them but this one read more like a mystery rather than a story that had a little mystery to it.

The book was good and if you’re a Sandra Dallas fan, you’ll want to read it.  If you are new to Sandra Dallas, Alice’s Tulips, Prayers for Sale (Reading Group Gold), Tallgrass, and  The Diary of Mattie Spenser are my favorites.  The others are good too but if have limited time, these are the ones I would grab…even if you don’t have time, these are the ones I would make time for.  They are the best.

I’ll always be a Sandra Dallas fan!!

2 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: Fallen Women”

  1. pam in illinois

    I have all of Sandra Dallas’s books in hardcover. The Persian Pickle is one of my favorite books of all time. I named my Featherwieght Queenie Bean. :) Her latest book is A Quilt For Christmas and it is the ancestors of the Persian pickle people (say that fast three times) LOL pam

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