Fair Play by Deeanne Gist

Saddled with a man’s name, the captivating Billy Jack Tate makes no apologies for pursuing a man’s profession. As a lady doctor at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, she is one step closer to having her very own medical practice–until she doctors an imposing man who threatens the fulfillment of her dream.

Hunter is one of the elite. A Texas Ranger and World’s Fair guard specifically chosen for his height, physique, character, and skill. Hailed as the toughest man west of any place east, he has no patience for big cities and women who aspire to walk in a man’s shoes.

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It Happened at the Fair by Deeanne Gist

A transporting historical novel about a promising young inventor, his struggle with loss, and the attractive teacher who changes his life, all set against the razzle-dazzle of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.

Gambling everything, including the family farm, Cullen McNamara travels to the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair with his most recent invention. But the noise in the Fair’s Machinery Palace makes it impossible to communicate with potential buyers. In an act of desperation, he hires Della Wentworth, a teacher of the deaf, to tutor him in the art of lip-reading.

The young teacher is reluctant to participate, and Cullen has trouble keeping his mind on his lessons while intently watching her lips. Like the newly invented Ferris Wheel, he is caught in a whirl between his girl back home, his dreams as an inventor, and his unexpected attraction to his new tutor. Can he keep his feet on the ground, or will he be carried away?

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eBook novella to get you started on Deeanne Gist’s latest only $0.99!

Deeanne Gist’s eShort gives readers a peek inside the world’s fair. Tempest in the White City is a digital short story available from online retailers for 99 cents. Deeanne Gist fans won’t have to wait until the April 30 release of It Happened at the Fair to read her latest work! On March 19, readers will be able to purchase the e-short, Tempest in the White City, a 40-page short story prelude to It Happened at the Fair, for 99 cents from all online retailers. While the characters from the short story are not carried over into the full-length release, audiences will get a taste of the awe-inspiring backdrop of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair and will be anxious to spend more time exploring the exhibition. In true Gist form, Tempest in the White City combines her trademark humor with romance. Hunter Scott is one of the elite. A Chicago. . .

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The Trouble with Brides by Deeanne Gist

Get three historical romances in one omnibus edition from award-winning, bestselling author Deeanne Gist. This special edition introduces new and value-minded readers to Dee’s unbeatable blend of laugh-out-loud humor, poignant drama, and irresistible romance.

Includes three of Dee’s most popular novels: “A Bride Most Begrudging “(more than 170,000 sold ),” Courting Trouble, “and “Deep in the Heart of Trouble.”

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Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist

It’s a Battle of Wills … and Love Is on the Line!

Rural switchboard operator Georgie Gail is proud of her independence in a man’s world . . . which makes it twice as vexing when the telephone company sends a man to look over her shoulder.

Dashing Luke Palmer is more than he appears though. He’s a Texas Ranger working undercover to infiltrate a notorious gang of train robbers. Repairing telephones and tangling with this tempestuous woman is the last thing he wants to do. But when his stakeout puts Georgie in peril, he realizes more than his job is on the line.

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Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist in stores now!

Romance on the Texas Range with Bestselling Historical Novelist Deeanne Gist In 1904 Texas Ranger Luke Palmer arrives in Brenham, Texas, with one goal–to capture the gang of outlaws led by Frank Comer. Undercover as a telephone repairman, he uses his days on the range to search, not realizing there’s another pair of eyes watching him. Georgie Gail, switchboard operator and birder, heads out on a birding expedition, but instead of sighting a painted bunting, her opera glasses capture her telephone man, armed and far away from telephone lines. Palmer is forced to take this alluring troublemaker into his confidence and unwittingly puts her in harm’s way. The closer he comes to the gang, the further she works her way into his heart–and into trouble. Soon it’s more than just love that’s on the line. Deeanne Gist–known to her family, friends, and fans as Dee–has rocketed up the bestseller lists. . .

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CFBA: Maid to Match by Deeanne Gist

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Maid to Match Bethany House (June 1, 2010) by Deeanne Gist ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 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. . .

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CFBA: Beguiled

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Beguiled (Bethany House March 1, 2007) by Deeanne Gist andJ. Mark Bertrand ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Deeanne Gist, the bestselling author of A Bride Most Begrudging and The Measure of a Lady, has a background in education and journalism. Her credits include People magazine, Parents, and Parenting. With a line of parenting products called “I Did It!® Productions” and a degree from Texas A&M, she continues her writing and speaking. She and her family live in Houston, Texas. J. Mark Bertrand has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. After one hurricane too many, he left Houston and relocated with his wife Laurie to the plains of South Dakota. ABOUT THE BOOK In the shadows of Charleston, someone is watching her… Rylee Monroe, a dogwalker in Charleston’s wealthiest neighborhood, never feared the streets at night. But now a thief. . .

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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 their talents into this wonderfully engaging story merging romance and mystery. Rylee Monroe walks dogs in old-money Charleston, a part of the city recently targeted by a daring thief. Logan Woods works the crime beat for the local paper but dreams of a life as a nonfiction writer. When the string of robberies takes a strange twist, Logan sees the making of a once-in-a-lifetime book that seems to circle around this charming, eye-catching dogwalker. But pursuing the truth means ignoring that he seems to be falling for her. And what is she hiding in her past that could crack the story wide. . .

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A Bride Most Begrudging by Deeanne Gist

(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 that as soon as she arrives she will find a reasonable man who will believe her father is an earl and send her back on the next ship to England. Instead she meets Drew O’Connor, a determined Colonial farmer who is nearly as headstrong as she is. Drew wins Constance as his bride but soon realizes he has taken on much more than he bargained for. My rating: 4 of 5 stars‘Eh. I had heard so much about this book and know several people to have read it and loved it and was expecting something extravagant, but it was just kinda okay.. . .

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Courting Trouble by Deeanne Gist

(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, her snakes and her bicycle–Peg, for short. But the one thing she wants to love, but can’t, is a husband. The year of her thirtieth birthday, Essie creates a list of potential husbands to catch…but the catching, and the unintended consequences thereof, might cause her more trouble than it’s worth. My rating: 4 of 5 stars I am very much so looking forward to the sequel of this book! Sometimes there are topics that people who have experience certain things are hurting terribly to tell someone to get opinions and help in a way, but the policies of society closes their mouths and keeps them alone in thought.. . .

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CFBA: A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist

Go back one post to see my review and thoughts. – MJ This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducing A Bride In The BargainBethany House (June 1, 2009) byDeeanne Gist ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Deeanne Gist, the bestselling author of A Bride Most Begrudging and The Measure of a Lady, has a background in education and journalism. Her credits include People magazine, Parents, and Parenting. With a line of parenting products called “I Did It!® Productions” and a degree from Texas A&M, she continues her writing and speaking. She and her family live in Houston, Texas. Since the debut of those novels, 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. ABOUT THE BOOK The Wedding Is All Planned…Someone. . .

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A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist

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 to take away his claim. In desperation, he buys himself a Mercer bride — eastern widows and orphans brought to the Territory by entrepreneur Asa Mercer. Anna Ivey’s journey west with Asa Mercer’s girls is an escape from the aftermath of the Civil War. She signed on to become a cook — not a bride. When she’s handed over to Denton, her stubborn refusal to wed jeopardizes his land. With only a few months before he loses all he holds dear, can he convince this provoking, but beguiling, easterner to be his lawfully wedded wife?. . .

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The Measure of a Lady by Deeanne Gist

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 of my beloved favorite author Mary Connealy. The drama is amazing and the characters rip out your heart. Easily, this novel is powerful, funny, and full of thought-provoking plot. Throughout the entire story, I felt like I was right there along with our protagonist. In so many of the situations, while she worked to finding a solution to a current dilemma, I would have just sat down and cried. Through these three hundred pages, author Deeanne Gist has really woven together a story that makes you think. . .

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Deep in the Heart of Trouble by Deeanne Gist

Deep in the Heart of Trouble by Deeanne Gist My review   rating: 5 of 5 stars Deep 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. Read both and you’ll be a very happy reader. *grin* Here we have a girl who messed up on life, but has taken another chance to live. By owning a bicycle club and teaching others various talents as well as running her father’s oil company Essie really has an eventful life. She once attempted to find love and found that Christ was the only groom for her. Through this book she continues with that thought until she realizes that quite possibly she is no longer acting solely upon the respect. . .

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