This is what I am talking about! I have read a couple other installments in this series, and was blown away by the authors ability to teach the reader a thing or two of the history of Chicago, New York, and a few other places and things throughout the creative stories of Emma, Dora, Tony, Tim, and Papa of course. I love the narrative in which their stories and the novel is told, and because of all this, I find this series to be a very healthy addiction, to say the least.
Now that I know the true beginnings of this family, and what occurred to have Emma develop within the other installments, it makes me want to read the entirety of the series over again, as I am thoroughly enjoying her character, am able to relate to their family, the character development and world building is very well done, as always, and it makes me want more. I look forward to spending more time cuddled up in blankets learning, and aching for these folks over and over again. Will be recommending to those looking for a solid historical mystery!