Review

TIFFANY GIRL by Deeanne Gist, was absolutely riveting. I couldn’t stop reading until the end. The sign of a good writer. Deeanne sets you up for an adventure with her prologue and keeps the momentum going with her weaving of words skillfully into the plot and story line.

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?

TIFFANY GIRL by Deeanne Gist was absolutely riveting. I couldn’t stop reading until the end.

 TIFFANY GIRL was a really easy read. The author prologue set up the scene you’re reading into, she had photos to start off a chapter to help you envision it. It was really riveting and engrossing to feel a part of the times, the love story, the growing and realizing how shallow you were. To be able to change yourself for the better. To know that women had no rights and were treated badly. To be given history without it being boring or dry. Everything flowed so smoothly. You could feel what the person was feeling and how it changed them.

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About the Reviewer

Christi Hubbard
Christi Hubbard
Founder at Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services, Corp. © (Veteran Rescue)® “A Warrior’s Sanctuary.” Owner at Wildcat’s Sanctuary and Ranch, Corp. © “Ask For The Best, Ask For Wildcat!” Owner at Home For Heroes ® is a registered trademark of Home For Heroes Productions, LLC.© “United We Stand, Divided We Fail.” Owner at For Love of Books, Corp. © ” Where your imagination reigns.” Executive Director Ms. Hubbard was raised on a small ten acre farm in the woods of Brooksville, Florida, with lots of animals. She’s actively cared for a variety of pets since she was a small child. These early experiences impacted her in a profound way. Later, she noticed a distinct lack of animal care in her area when owners traveled on vacation. The owners often boarded their pets with a vet, typically in cages. Wildcat asked, “Who wants to stay in a cage all day?” The answer – No one! She has handled horses, rabbits, ferrets, cats, dogs, birds, hamsters and gerbils. Years ago, Christi discovered an ability to catch and hold any animal whether feral or domestic, regardless of bites and claws. She’s also hand raised animal babies that were abandoned, sick or just taken too soon from their mother to ensure their health and well being. Her love of animals is partially the reason she earned the moniker “Wildcat”. She also showed the tenacity of a wild cat in her fighting techniques during her police academy training, so “Wildcat” was a natural fit. Throughout her adult life, Ms. Hubbard has gained a lot of different understanding through a lot of diverse work experiences. Ms. Hubbard has worked in Law Enforcement, and has two associates degree, one in Law Enforcement and the other in Criminology. She has earned multiple certificates and gathered a long line of military connections, which include her dad, a Marine, her nephew in the Air Force, a cousin and brother in law both in the Army. A father in law also retired from the Navy. Wildcat Hubbard worked for three years for the local Sheriffs office. For fifteen years, she worked as a receptionist, then two years as a teller. After that, she spent five years in security. She’s also done house and pet sitting and volunteering. I used to work for Waldenbooks as Keyholder, Book Seller, and Assistant Manager fill in for over 2 years. For Love of Books was started by Christi Hubbard, who owns numerous businesses, including Wildcat’s Sanctuary & Ranch, Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services (Veteran Rescue) and Home for Heroes. Ms. Hubbard’s love of books has been evident throughout her life, through her experience in working in bookstores and a collection of books contained within her non-profit that spans over 6,000 titles. It wasn’t until after she published her own books, Helpful Tips for Any Type of Business and Helpful Tips for Any Type of Business Part II: The expanded Edition that For Love of Books became a solid idea. For Love of Books plans on opening a brick and mortar shop and for now, the only titles available are a limited selection. However, joining our mailing list will keep you up to date with the latest news on For Love of Books and any new arrivals.