This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite
Ephemeral Palaces by Nancy Foshee is set against a significant and colorful historic moment, a period featuring horse-drawn carriages, bustling streets, and the itch for innovation. It is in this period that Logan McConnell makes his entry into the historic climate of Chicago with a big dream - work on the World’s Columbian Exposition - but his life is changed the moment he meets society heiress Alexandra Nicolle Schaffer. When Alexandra Schaffer asks him for an unusual favor, he agrees, but little does he know how deeply he’ll get involved with her. Ephemeral Palaces by Nancy Foshee explores what happens when an ambitious dreamer meets a woman of charm and wealth, but it also examines the many more subtle themes characteristic of the silent revolution taking place around Chicago and the town of Pullman in the late 19th century.
I loved the beauty of the language and the captivating images offered gracefully throughout the story. For instance, at the start of the story, the author compares a building to a woman, and translates the emotion of the main protagonist in glorious language: “She rose seductively above the oblivious crowd. Tall and slender, she stood unwavering and determined. Gentle graceful curves modestly displayed themselves beneath the folds of her garment. A dozen terracotta ribbons laced against her bodice and lined her eyes which examined the world beneath her. She was a combination of classical beauty and modern technology rising fourteen stories into the Chicago sky.” But powerful descriptions aren’t the author’s sole forte, for she has the knack of creating complex characters, weaving compelling and intelligent dialogue, and surprising readers with unexpected twists throughout the story. Here is a book that is entertaining in a spellbinding kind of way. Irresistibly good!