Monday, July 21, 2014

FAIR PLAY - Deeanne Gist - One Free Book

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 PeopleParents, and Parentingmagazines. Visit her online at and at

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.

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
Fair Play -
Fair Play: A Novel - Amazon
Fair Play: A Novel - Kindle

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Anonymous said...

Deeanne's books are always great! love to win this one! Shelia from MS

Britney Adams said...

What a lovely video! Thank you so much for sharing. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Deeanne's father and will be praying for her family.

Britney Adams, TX

Diana Gardner said...

Portsmouth, VA

Unknown said...

I would LOVE to win this book. I love Deeanne's books and can't wait to read this series!! I am sorry to hear about Deeanne's father and the family is in my prayers.

Shannah McClamrock, NC

Anonymous said...

Would LOVE to win this book!
J.C. -Indiana-

Cindy W. said...

I loved the video. I had to watch it twice to make sure I heard right when she talked about her first book she wrote in 1997 but then said 1897 the second time. It did put a smile on my face. :)

I would LOVE to win a copy of Fair Play. Thank you for the chance.

Smiles & Blessings from Indiana!
Cindy W.

Anna Weaver Hurtt said...

Please drop my name in the hat!

Anna Weaver Hurtt in FL

Lis K said...

Would love to read this book, thanks for the giveaway!
Lis K from Virginia

Melanie Backus said...

I am so sorry for Deeanne and her family. The post is wonderful. Thank you!

Melanie Backus, TX

Merry said...

Billy Jack sounds like a fun character. Please include me for Fair Play!
Merry in MN

Susan Johnson said...

I have read some of Deeanne's books and loved them. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this one.
Susan in Texas

Mary Preston said...

This does sound like a fantastic read.

Mary P


Cindy W. said...

Praying for Deeanne and her family during this difficult time.

From Indiana.

Cindy W.

The Artist Librarian said...

Deeanne Gist is one of my favorite authors --so sorry to hear about her father. She'll be in my prayers this week ...

Thank you for the opportunity to win!

P.S. I'm from Hawaii.

Danielle Hull said...

Sounds exciting! And I liked the video. In Indiana. Thank you!

Vera Godley said...

Deeanne's books are always a delight to read and I look forward to this one as well. I'd love to win it.

My condolences on the loss of your father, Deeanne, and may the God of all comfort bless and keep you in His undergirding hands.

Vera Godley said...

Forgive me for failing to leave my location. My morning coffee hasn't yet kicked in. I'm from North Carolina

Kandra said...

I love Deeanne's books too! We all are sorry to hear of her loss and we pray God will show His love to the family in a special way. Thanks for the giveaway!
Kandra in Oklahoma

Mary / Touch of Heaven said...

NYS I LOVE Deeann's books! Would love to win this one! atouchofheaven2010 at gmail dot com

Rebecca said...

Sorry to hear about the loss her father. Thank you for the chance to win one of her fabulous books.

Springfield Oregon

A Cooking Bookworm said...

Would love to win a copy! So sorry to hear of Deeanne's dad.

Binghamton, NY

mybabyblessings AT gmail DOT com

PriviesAndPrims said...

One of my all time favorite authors!
I'm from Lancaster County, PA.


Anonymous said...

Would be a great addition to our church library.
Juie (WI)

Unknown said...

Please accept my sympathy on the loss of your father and I am praying for your family.
I loved It Happened At The Fair and I am looking forward to reading Fair Play
Thank You, Ohio reader.

Melody said...

I love her covers, I love her words, I love her sense of humor! Can't wait to read this!

Donna, TX

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me!!
Sharon Richmond Bryant

Unknown said...

Sounds like a good book!!!!
So sorry for your loss Deeanne!!

Patty said...

I've read several of Deeanne's books, but none very recently. Thanks for sharing this one.

Patty in SC

Holly I. said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your father Deeanne! Prayers for you!

I have read all of your books and loved them!! I can't wait to read this one! :)

~Holly in Morehead, KY

Cathy said...

Love Deeanne's books! Would love to win this one. Thanks for the giveaway!

Cathy from BC Canada

Cindi A said...

Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Deeanne's latest book.

Saying a prayer for Deeanne.

~Cindi Altman from PA

kam110476 said...

I love reading stories set at and during the Chicago World's Fair and look forward to this series as well!
Kristen in OK
kam110476 at gmail dot com

Bonnie Roof said...

I have read so many wonderful reviews on Deeanne's books and would love to become acquainted with her writing!! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of "Fair Play"!!

Praying for Deeanne and her family!!



Abbi Hart said...

I have loved all of Deeanne's previous books and I can't wait to read this one!
Praying for her family during this time of loss!
Abbi (PA)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Sydney Harries GA

susanlulu said...

Sounds like it would be a "sweet" read.
Susan in NC

Courtney Clark (The Green Mockingbird Blog) said...

I love Deeanne!

Courtney C. from AR

Liz R said...

I'd absolutely love to win a copy of this book!

Liz R in Alabama

rubynreba said...

My sympathy to Deeanne and her family.
Fair Play looks like a book I would enjoy.
Beth from IA