Today, we're featuring Deeanne Gist with her new book Fair Play. If you've read her other books about the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, I know you've been waiting with bated breath for this one. I know I have.
Deeanne did a video for us. Enjoy:
As you can see, Deeanne and I have been friends for quite a while.
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 Parentingmagazines. Visit her online at IWantHerBook.com and at Facebook.com/DeesFriends.
About the book:
From the bestselling author of It Happened at the Fair comes a historical love story about a lady doctor and a Texas Ranger who meet at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.
Saddled with a man’s name, the captivating Billy Jack Tate makes no apologies for taking on a man’s profession. As a doctor at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, she is one step closer to having her very own medical practice—until Hunter Scott asks her to give it all up to become his wife.
Hunter is one of the elite. A Texas Ranger and World’s Fair guard specifically chosen for his height, physique, character, and skill. Hailed as the toughest man west of any place east, he has no patience for big cities and women who think they belong anywhere but home…
Despite their difference of opinion on the role of women, Hunter and Billy find a growing attraction between them—until Hunter discovers an abandoned baby in the corner of a White City exhibit. He and Billy team up to make sure this foundling isn’t left in the slums of Chicago with only the flea-riddled, garbage-infested streets for a playground. As they fight for the underprivileged children in the Nineteenth Ward, an entire Playground Movement is birthed. But when the Fair comes to an end, one of them will have to give up their dream.
Will Billy exchange her doctor’s shingle for the domesticated role of a southern wife, or will Hunter abandon the wide open spaces of home for a life in the “gray city,” a woman who insists on being the wage earner, and a group of ragamuffins who need more than a playground for breathing space?
I can hardly wait to start reading this one.
Thank you, Deeanne, for making this video for us.
Dear Readers, Deanne lost her father this past week, and she will be spending the rest of July with her family and not on social media. Please pray for them.
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Fair Play - Christianbook.com
Fair Play: A Novel - Amazon
Fair Play: A Novel - Kindle
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