Saturday, November 7, 2015

Maid to Match


GIVEAWAY

GIST, DEEANNE
MAID TO MATCH

From the day she arrives 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 the ways of refined society, the resulting sparks threaten Tillie's efforts to be chosen as Edith Vanderbilt's lady's maid.

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


My Review:

Published in 2010, this is just one of the many Deeanne Gist books I have to catch up on.

A fascinating look at the below stairs life of the famous Biltmore Estate owned by the Vanderbilts. The vivid details piqued my interest so much that I had to check it out online. My jaw dropped. No wonder it took 66 servants to keep the place running. Tillie is just as mesmerized by the estate and the lifestyle which causes some skewed priorities. Especially when Mack arrives on the scene. Rough around the edges, plain-spoken, he's the one risk that might just interfere with Tillie's ambitions to climb the 'downstairs ladder'. There's plenty of humour, tons of romantic tension culminating in a number of toe-curling scenes. Blissful sigh. And the sweet faith thread about making sure your priorities match God's is just icing on the cake. A sensational read for the discerning historical romance lover.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Maid to Match please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 8 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

21 comments:

  1. Oh Kav, I love the Bilrmore and would love to read this book. I have visited it a few times and am fascinated each and every visit. Thank you for this giveaway!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh goodness, I can't imagine actually seeing the place. My mouth would be gaping open the whole tour! You'll love this then, Melanie. Good luck.

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  2. I need to check out the used book store here to find some of her books. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom.

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    1. And there are tons of them! Good luck, Kim.

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  3. Hi Kav, I would like to have Maid to Match, Deanne Gist's book that I missed the first time through. Thanks for the review. My favorites historical fiction. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. I know you love your historicals and this one is fantastic. Good luck, Kathleen.

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  4. I love Deanne! But I haven't read this one, so I should get on tha. :) lattebooks at hotmail dot COM

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    1. Yes you should. LOL Good luck. Susan.

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  5. I read several of Deeanne's books this summer (read Tiffany Girl, then relaized I liked her writing so much I had to take time to read my daughter's copies of some of Dee's older books that I hadn't yet read). Maid to Match is one I haven't read but would like to. The Biltmore sounds like a wonderful setting for a romance novel.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. It's mesmerizing...the end of an era, I'd say. Good luck, Pam.

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  6. We visited the Biltmore in September. It was a fascinating place and we loved it. No need to enter me for this book since I purchased the book. It was so interesting to read the book and think about where it all took place since we had just been there
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net.

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    1. Oh, I bet having been there made the read extra special. What a great way to remember a vacation.

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  7. I'm one of those "discerning historical romance lovers" to which you speak of, Kav and you know I'd love this :-D Haven't had the pleasure of reading any of Deeanne's books & from every review of any of her books I've read, I'm definitely missing out! I love a good historical book with a below-stairs theme. So just toss another book on my "tower of Pisa" TBR pile...haha!!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. You might have to start a second TBR pile, Trixi, just for safety's sake. :-) Good luck.

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  8. Would love to read about some of those things that made your jaw drop, Kav - lol. Thanks for your review!!

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  9. Oh my gosh, I have always wanted to visit the Biltmore Estate! I would love to read about it. Historicals are one of my favorite reads, especially from this time period. I am adding this to my to read list!!! eeyore722 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. It's such a different era and lifestyle. It still boggles my mind. Good luck, Cindy.

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  10. All of Deeanne's stories are wonderful!

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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  11. All of Deeanne's stories are wonderful!

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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  12. I have visited the Biltmore several times, and I kid you not, my husband and I were just talking about maybe visiting at Christmas this year! I hear they really do it up. Would love to read a book set there.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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