"Vividly evocative of the time and place...[Ware] deftly blends history and romance in a page-turning story."—Library Journal
Early in 1906, the ground in San Francisco shook buildings and lives from their comfortable foundations.
Amidst rubble, corruption, and deceit, two women—young architects in a city and field ruled by men—find themselves racing the clock and each other during the rebuilding of competing hotels in the City by the Bay.
Based on meticulous research, A Race to Splendor tells the story of the audacious people of one of the world’s great cities rebuilding and reinventing themselves after immense human tragedy. Filled with courage, passion, and conflict, Amelia Bradshaw’s spirit will capture your imagination as she strives to redraft her life amidst the ruins with both help and hindrance from a wayward son of privilege who pulls her into worlds she’d never have known.
Praise for Race to Splendor:
"Ciji Ware continues to shine a spotlight on women’s accomplishments in history. Highly recommended, this novel glows with a careful blend of history and romance"—Historical Novels Review
"Ware's trailblazing woman is a feisty host for an affecting story of the struggle to rise above the wreckage of mankind."—Publishers Weekly