Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist a fabulous read!

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair review.  I loved this book by Deeanne Gist!  I haven't read the other books that she has  written in the era of the Chicago's World Fair, I'll have to rectify that soon.

Everyone has written their reviews and their favorite parts of the book the review crew have all done a fine job.

I want to address the part that Deeanne has changed publishers, and she has decided not to write for the inspirational crowd anymore she believes that God has led her to start writing for the rest of  the crowd.  She can then tell stories that lead young girls/women to believe there are good men out there, men who will treat them well and love them they way they are supposed to be loved.

Even if the men aren't involved with the church, there are still men out there who are good men loving faithful men who will make a good life with them. I could tell by the video that she didn't make this change easily but felt she needed to make this switch.

She asked who our favorite characters were and I would have to say that Flossie's love interest Reeve was my favorite, he was so driven to show her what type of guy he was and what type of world he would open up for her after he was ready to show her. He worked a long time before even seeing her after he left the boarding house.  The book was fabulous a one day read for me I couldn't put it down!

The description of this book as found here on Amazon is: From the bestselling author of It Happened at the Fair and Fair Play comes a compelling historical novel about a progressive “New Woman”—the girl behind Tiffany’s chapel—and the love that threatens it all.

As preparations for the 1893 World’s Fair set Chicago and the nation on fire, Louis Tiffany—heir to the exclusive Fifth Avenue jewelry empire—seizes the opportunity to unveil his state-of-the-art, stained glass, mosaic chapel, the likes of which the world has never seen.

But when Louis’s dream is threatened by a glassworkers’ strike months before the Fair opens, he turns to an unforeseen source for help: the female students at the Art Students League of New York. Eager for adventure, the young women pick up their skirts, move to boarding houses, take up steel cutters, and assume new identities as the “Tiffany Girls.”

Tiffany Girl is the heartwarming story of the impetuous Flossie Jayne, a beautiful, budding artist who is handpicked by Louis to help complete the Tiffany chapel. Though excited to live in a

boarding house when most women stayed home, she quickly finds the world is less welcoming than anticipated. From a Casanova male, to an unconventional married couple, and a condescending singing master, she takes on a colorful cast of characters to transform the boarding house into a home while racing to complete the Tiffany chapel and make a name for herself in the art world.

As challenges mount, her ambitions become threatened from an unexpected quarter: her own heart. Who will claim victory? Her dreams or the captivating boarder next door?