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.
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 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.