Also the owner of: http://silversolara.blogspot.com I enjoy reading historical fiction and mystery. I live in Pennsylvania and am a retired business teacher.
Leeba lived in the Jewish section of Chicago, had an ear for music, and worked in a music store.
Outside the music store Leeba heard Red Dupree playing his guitar and became fascinated with him. Many musicians played on the streets of Chicago trying to be discovered, but Red was different, and Leeba couldn't stop thinking about him.
WINDY CITY BLUES is set in Chicago during the coming of the Blues Era.
I really have no knowledge of music, but Ms. Rosen's marvelous research definitely got me acquainted with the Blues Era and brought up some names I have heard of. I enjoyed learning how records were made and how the "sellers" of the records had to hand sell them at the beginning of this era.
Following the characters through their days and music careers was very entertaining and interesting. WINDY CITY BLUES was a pleasurable read.
The characters were fun.
Leeba's mother was my favorite character because she was always trying to find a Jewish boy for Leeba. Leeba was sweet and talented. Leonard the owner of Chess Records was high energy.
WINDY CITY BLUES is a marvelous read and a treasure for music fans and historical fiction fans. The multiple love stories also add to the book's interest.
WINDY CITY BLUES is a memorable read with characters that will be missed when you turn the last page. 4/5
This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.