Book Spotlight — Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist

1 May

692445From 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 New York School of Applied Design. 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 handpicked by Louis to help complete the Tiffany chapel. Though excited to be an independent “New Woman” when most of the fair sex stayed home, she quickly finds the world 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?

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Arms+Crossed.gifDeeanne Gist has rocketed up the bestseller lists and captured readers everywhere with her very original, very fun historicals. Add to this four RITA nominations, two consecutive Christy Awards, rave reviews, and a growing loyal fan base, and you’ve got one recipe for success.

With three-quarters of a million trade books sold, her awards include National Readers’ Choice, Book Buyers’ Best, Golden Quill, Books*A*Million Pick of the Month, Romantic Times Pick of the Month, Award of Excellence, and Laurel Wreath.

She has a very active online community on her blog, on Facebook, Pinterest, and on her YouTube channel.

Gist lives in Texas with her husband of thirty-one years and their border collie. They have four grown children.

(Thanks to Deeanne for a review copy of Tiffany Girl.)

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2 Responses to “Book Spotlight — Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist”

  1. Tena Greear May 1, 2015 at 8:43 am #

    I received an advance copy of Tiffany Girl. While familiar with Tiffany glass, specifically the lamps, I was unaware of the story behind the Tiffany Chapel. The Tiffany Chapel was designed specifically for the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893.Flossie Jayne, the lead character, was one of the “Tiffany Girls” that helped finish the glass when the men went on strike for fewer hours and higher wages. I love a good love story and I am a history nut so this book was a perfect for me. It took me awhile to warm up to the lead character Flossie Jayne. At first I felt she was rather spoiled and naïve almost to the point of being irritating. As I continued to read I realized this was how most daughters were raised at the turn of the century. The story places Flossie in situations that are uncommon and totally unacceptable for the time period. I really had my eyes opened to the changes that have occurred for women in the last century. Each situation finds Flossie struggling against conformity and her own feelings. The characters are well-developed and each one is essential to the story line. Be prepared for the flowery speech between Flossie and her love interest Reeve Wilder (love the name!!). Apparently it was appropriate for men to speak with respect to women at the turn of the century. Who knew!! I would highly recommend the book but will give you a warning. Be careful you might learn something!!

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    • rbclibrary May 1, 2015 at 8:52 am #

      Tena, thanks so much for your thorough review of Tiffany Girl! I am looking forward to reading it. Thanks for stopping by!

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