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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

TIffany Girl by Deeanne Gist - Book Review



Release date: May 5th


About The Book:

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?



My Thoughts:

The art of making beautiful stained-glass pieces is central to author Deanna Gist's latest novel, "Tiffany Girl," and Gist delivers a sweet romance filled with spunky characters, a fascinating time period and a bit of history as well when combined makes for a fun read!

In Gist's previous two books, "It Happened At The Fair," and "Fair Play," she set her stories at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago.  In this title, the World's Fair takes a minor role in the story that centers on one girl's struggle to make her way in the world of art at a time when women were expected to stay at home - out of sight, out of mind. Gist intertwines her story of "Flossie Jayne," the Tiffany Girl, with the history of the women's movement of the 1890s as well as the history of the Louis Comfort Tiffany art glass.

Fans of historical romantic fiction will truly enjoy this title. It is also a sweetly inspirational story as well. I highly recommend it!




About The Author:


Deeanne Gist has rocketed up bestseller lists and captured readers everywhere with her very fun, very original historical novels. She has won the National Readers’ Choice Award, Booksellers’ Best Award, USA Best Books Award, and stellar reviews. With a background in education and journalism, Deeanne has written for People, Parents, and Parenting magazines.
 
Visit her online at www.IWantHerBook.com and at Facebook.com/DeesFriends.
 
 
My thanks to Nancy Berland Public Relations for supplying the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.
 
 

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1 comment:

Mystica said...

Thanks for this review. The book was new to me si I appreciated the post