Gathering Storm by Sherilyn Decter
Publication Date: February 29, 2020
Paperback & eBook; 433 Pages
Series: Rum Runners' Chronicles, Book One
Genre: Historical Fiction
She left criminal life behind. Will her new business venture send her to sleep with the fishes?
Florida Coast, 1932. Edith Duffy might be grieving her gangster husband’s death, but she’s no damsel in distress. Leaving the sordid world of Philadelphia bootlegging, she settles in a small town outside Miami and buys a speakeasy. But when she launches a lucrative rum-running operation, indignant locals conspire to destroy her.
Edith lands squarely back in gangland culture, with a Bible-thumping preacher campaigning to shut her down and smugglers resentful of her skill. And now she must forge alliances and make unlikely allies just to survive. Luckily, her mentor is none other than the wife of the notorious Al Capone…
Will Edith’s fondness for underworld profits lead her to a dead end?
Gathering Storm is the first book in the Rum Runners’ Chronicles, a fast-paced historical women’s fiction trilogy. If you like atmospheric settings, mob stories, and independent heroines, then you’ll love Sherilyn Decter’s Prohibition-era adventure.
I enjoyed this first book in the Rum Runners' Chronicles about a recently widowed woman named Edith Duffy who runs a speakeasy in Miami. Right from the first chapter this book really knew how to portray the excitement and danger of the lives of the rum runners in Miami with speed boat chases and political intrigue with a cast of characters you are going to love reading about like Mrs Mae Capone, wife of the infamous Al Capone from Chicago.
Edith is unlike any strong woman you will be reading about in any historical fiction novels. She has a fearless flair about her and would not flinch or faint at the sight of blood or seeing a gun. As a matter of fact, the adrenaline rush brings her to life. The writing is just brilliant. The atmospheric setting of Miami immersed me into the sophisticated and mob style of living large and always in the shadows of danger and risking your life and livelihood.
I highly recommend this book and I will definitely be picking up the rest of the series as I bide my breath for the next installation because historical fiction friends, it is just that good.
About the Author
Sherilyn Decter is a writer, researcher, and lover of historical fiction. Her work is set in the Roaring Twenties and if you like feisty and determined heroines, complex cover-ups, Prohibition stories about criminal underworlds, police and political corruption, then you’re going to love Sherilyn’s grand gangster tales.
For more information, please visit Sherilyn Decter's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, Goodreads and Pinterest.
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