Wednesday, May 11, 2011
On My Nightstand - Maid to Match by Deeanne Gist
Her plans move along like clockwork until Mack Danver gets a job at the estate. Tillie is given the assignment of instructing him in the finer points of being the perfect servant.
She faces a difficult choice. Will she pursue a career that demands she forego the joys of marriage and motherhood or choose love?
This is the first book I've read by Deeanne Gist. The incorporation of the fabled Biltmore Estate made me want to hop into my car and visit it. Instead of the Vanderbilt's perspective on life, we saw what it took to manage the huge house from the servants' viewpoint.
While the cover is charming, it's not the type of book I'd normally select. However, blog reviews piqued my curiosity. I'm so glad I gave this well-written, delightful love story a chance, and recommend you pick it up at your favorite bookstore.
Posted by Susan J. Reinhardt at 12:01 AM
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Sounds like a good book! Thanks for sharing it. :)
Hi Susan .. interesting to read the perspective of choices .. love or job, and to read behind the scenes as a servant .. love these sort of novels where you get an inkling of life in those times - thanks - Hilary
I have started this book, but got distracted and need to pick it up again. Good romantic tension between the charaters!
Hey Susan, my sister wanted me to read this book too. I've read Gist's earlier works and enjoyed them. :-)
Hi Sonia -
It was a good story.
I've enjoyed the books of Ms. Gist's that I've read so far. Thanks for the info on this one!
Hi Hilary -
The detailed look at servant life during that era made me grateful for the changes in employment. Without modern convenience, they worked long hours for little pay.
Hi Carla -
I hope you'll pick up the book again. The book satisfied me as a reader.
Hi Karen -
Now, I'm going to be on the look-out for her other books for sure. :)
Hi Jess -
Your sister has good taste. :)
This was my first book by this author. I'll be looking for more of her workds.
I've never read any of her books but have heard oodles of good things about her. Have a super week!!! :O)
Sounds like a great book. I have been to the Biltmore Estate and it is gorgeous. You should visit some time.
The Biltmore estate intrigues me, too! It's been featured in my favorite magazine, Victorian Homes, and having a novel set there would be very interesting, for sure!
You're good at reviews, Mizz Susan. :)
Hi Everyone -
I see a lot of my comments and those of other people were wiped out when Blogger had problems. If you commented here and it got lost, I'm so sorry.
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