CFBA: Maid to Match by Deeanne Gist

Genres: Christian Fiction, Christian Historical Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing

Maid to Match Bethany House (June 1, 2010)

by Deeanne Gist


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 While those unpublished manuscripts rested on the shelf, she founded a publishing corporation for the purpose of developing, producing and marketing products that would reinforce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.


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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Beguiled by Deeanne Gist & J. Mark Bertrand– Review

Beguiled by Deeanne Gist When novelists Deeanne Gist and J. Mark Bertrand first met in a Houston critique group, they never expected where friendship would take them. She wrote romance; he wrote crime novels. But growing respect for each other’s work culminated in the decision to try blending…

January 31st, 2010 | BOOKS, Christian Fiction | Read More

A Bride Most Begrudging by Deeanne Gist (a review)

(Just a review that had not made it’s way to the blog before…) A Bride Most Begrudging by Deeanne Gist When Lady Constance Morrow finds herself held against her will aboard a ship bound for the American colonies-a ship filled with “tobacco brides” and felons-she is quite sure…

July 22nd, 2009 | BOOKS, Christian Fiction | Read More

Courting Trouble by Deeanne Gist (a review)

(Just a review that never made onto the blog before now…) Courting Trouble by Deeanne Gist Bestselling, Christy award-winning author’s humorous romance–a 30-year-old single woman who draws up a list of the eligible bachelors in 1890′s Texas. Essie Sprekcelmeyer loves her hats,…
July 22nd, 2009 | Christian Fiction | Read More

A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist (a review)

A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist In 1860s Seattle, redwoods were plentiful but women scarce. Yet a man with a wife could secure himself 640 acres of timberland for free. Joe Denton doesn’t have a wife, though. His died before she could follow him to Seattle and now the local judge is threatening…

June 17th, 2009 | Christian Fiction | Read More

The Measure of a Lady by Deeanne Gist: a review

The Measure of a Lady: A Novel by Deeanne Gist My review rating: 5 of 5 starsIn an attempt to review this book, I am a little bit at a loss for words. For those of you who know the other books that I read, recommend and love, I can tell you that the humor is something similar to that found in novels…

February 8th, 2009 | Christian Fiction | Read More

Deep in the Heart of Trouble by Deeanne Gist: a review

Deep in the Heart of Trouble by Deeanne Gist My review rating: 5 of 5 starsDeep in the Heart of Trouble is the sequel to Courting Trouble. They are definitely meant to be read in order. If you skip the first one you will miss most everything that is important that is said, but not quite fully said….
January 26th, 2009 | Christian Fiction | Read More
At this point I have only gotten a few chapters into this one. So I have yet to have much of an opinion. Yet if you read any of my reviews of Dee’s previous books (of which I own them all!) you will see that I enjoy her writing very much. They are almost all five of five stars and for adults or mature teenagers not a young girl.

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