Thursday, June 24, 2010

Review/Giveaway: Maid to Match

A WINNING READINGS GIVEAWAY!
Title: Maid to Match
Author: Deeanne Gist
Genre: Christian historical romance
How to enter: Leave a comment on THIS post right here! If you're a subscriber or a follower, leave a second comment for a second entry.
Entry deadline: July 10, 2010
Restrictions: Open internationally!
That's right, enter right here for this giveaway.  This is my review copy, so it has been gently read.
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This week, the


Christian Fiction Blog Alliance


is introducing


Maid to Match
Bethany House (June 1, 2010)


by
Deeanne Gist


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

After a short career in elementary education, Deeanne Gist retired to raise her four children. Over the course of the next fifteen years, she ran a home accessory and antique business, became a member of the press, wrote freelance journalism for national publications such as People, Parents, Parenting, Family Fun, Houston Chronicle and Orlando Sentinel, and acted as CFO for her husband’s small engineering firm--all from the comforts of home.

Squeezed betwixt-and-between all this, she read romance novels by the truckload and even wrote a couple of her own. While those unpublished manuscripts rested on the shelf, she founded a publishing corporation for the purpose of developing, producing and marketing products that would reinforce family values, teach children responsibility and provide character building activities.

After a few short months of running her publishing company, Gist quickly discovered being a "corporate executive" was not where her gifts and talents lie. In answer to Gist’s fervent prayers, God sent a mainstream publisher to her door who licensed her parenting I Did It!® product line and committed to publish the next generation of her system, thus freeing Gist to return to her writing.

Eight months later, she sold A Bride Most Begrudging to Bethany House Publishers. Since that debut, her very original, very fun romances have rocketed up the bestseller lists and captured readers everywhere. Add to this two consecutive Christy Awards, two RITA nominations, rave reviews, and a growing loyal fan base, and you’ve got one recipe for success.

Her 2010 books, Beguiled and Maid To Match are now available for order.

Gist lives in Texas with her husband of twenty-seven years and their two border collies. They have four grown children. Visit her blog to find out the most up-to-the-minute news about Dee.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Falling in love could cost her everything.

From the day she arrived at the Biltmore, Tillie Reese is dazzled, by the riches of the Vanderbilts and by Mack Danvers, a mountain man turned footman. When Tillie is enlisted to help tame Mack's rugged behavior by tutoring him in proper servant etiquette, the resulting sparks threaten Tillie's efforts to be chosen as Edith Vanderbilt's lady's maid, After all, the one rule of the house is no romance below stairs.

But the stakes rise even higher when Mack and Tillie become entangles in a cover-up at the town orphanage. They could both lose their jobs, their aspirations...their hearts.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Maid to Match, go HERE.


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What I Liked: An easy page-turner with a lot of romance thrown in, this is a fun look at history at the turn of the 20th century and the role of servants during that time.  I especially enjoyed the emphasis on service – to orphans and others – shown by both the Vanderbilts and the main characters of the book.
I was also fascinated with insight into the Vanderbilt family history.  As a schoolgirl on Long Island, I visited the estate of William K. Vanderbilt II (George’s nephew) – touring the mansion and visiting the planetarium.  For some reason, I distinctly remember skunk cabbage from that field trip…  While nowhere near the palatial look of Biltmore, that estate still provided a glimpse at society of that time that I vividly remember – and served as a great context for me while reading this book.

What I Didn't Like:  Nothing!  This is a great beach read!


Posted by Jane at Mozi Esmé

71 comments:

Tammy G. said...

I would love to read his book. i enjoy Deanne Gist's writings. Thanks!

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Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I would love to enter!! I love that this book is about a maid, I've had my eye on it for awhile :) Thank you for the contest!!

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