Although the second in the Change of Fortune series, Whispers of Warning functioned well as a stand-alone. I liked the setting--a spiritualist hotel with echoes of the real spiritualist towns of Lily Dale, NY and Cassadaga, Florida.
Ruby Proulx is happy to be living with her aunt in a hotel which offers various psychic readings to its guests. Ruby is a "clairaudient"--a voice guides her talent as a medium, and her abilities are growing.
When Sophronia Foster Eldridge arrives as a guest, Ruby is impressed at both Sophronia's reputation as a Spiritualist and as an outspoken Suffragette. But Sophronia's goal is more complicated than purely seeking the vote, and she presents a threat to someone who wants to derail her platform.
Ruby begins to recognize that Sophronia has a manipulative side, yet she still wants to support Sophronia's goal of gaining the vote for women.
While the setting intrigued me, the book was a little slow. I think I was looking for something similar to Delia's Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer, something a little more complex, but I like the cover.
Blog review scheduled for Oct. 17, 2017.
Paranormal Mystery. Sept. 19, 2017. Print length: 331 pages.