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Passages to the Past review of Gathering Storm

April 20, 2020

There is nothing that I love more than reading about a strong-willed woman that never stands down from a challenge, one that defies the status quo and claws her way to get what she wants, so Gathering Storm was the perfect read for me! Add in mobsters and bootleggers and you can see why I literally inhaled this book!

Edith Duffy is newly widowed for four months from her late husband, who was known as Philidelphia’s King of Bootleggers. She travels down to Miami to figure out what to do next and meet up with her friend and mentor, Mae Capone. Yep, wife to Al Capone! When she finds an old club she decides to open up her own speakeasy. When her husband was still alive she was the brains of their operation so she knows what do to, but it’s not easy. The local rum runners and a hardnosed preacher all try to run her out of town, but nevertheless, she persisted. I don’t want to give too much away, so you’re just going to have to read it and find out what happens!

The other thing I loved about the book was that it featured the wives of known mobsters. When I was a teen I was obsessed with the movie Mobsters with Christian Slater as Lucky Luciano and Patrick Dempsey as Meyer Lansky, so this book brought my fascination back for sure!

There are three books in this series and the next one is due out on May 11th. I already have it pre-ordered and cannot wait to see what is next for Edith!

Cover love! Can we just take a moment to oohhhh and aahhhh over the covers for this series? I’m not ashamed to admit that I’d pick them up just for the covers to be on my shelves, but now that I know how amazing the books are I definitely have to have them! Kudos to the cover artist! They managed to capture the books perfectly!

I absolutely loved Gathering Storm and will be counting the days for the next installment. Kudos to Sherilyn Decter for bringing this thrilling time in history to life for us! It was brilliant!


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