Author: Deeanne Gist

Deeanne Gist has rocketed up the bestseller lists and captured readers everywhere with her original, fun historicals. She has garnered four RITA nominations, two consecutive Christy Awards, rave reviews, and a growing loyal fan base.

With three-quarters of a million trade books sold, Deeanne has been presented the National Readers’ Choice, Book Buyers’ Best, Golden Quill, Books*A*Million Pick of the Month, RT Book Reviews Pick of the Month, Award of Excellence, and Laurel Wreath awards

Gist has a very active online community on her blog, Facebook, Pinterest, and her YouTube channel.

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Tiffany Girl

Tiffany Girl
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781451692440
  • Release: 2015-05-05
  • Author: Deeanne Gist
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Howard Books
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From the bestselling author of It Happened at the Fair and Fair Play comes a compelling historical novel about a progressive “New Woman”—the girl behind Tiffany’s chapel—and the love that threatens it all.

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?


Fair Play

Fair Play
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B00DPM7YPO
  • Release: 2014-05-06
  • Author: Deeanne Gist
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Howard Books
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From the bestselling author of It Happened at the Fair comes a historical love story about a lady doctor and a Texas Ranger who meet at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.

Saddled with a man’s name, the captivating Billy Jack Tate makes no apologies for taking on a man’s profession. As a doctor at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, she is one step closer to having her very own medical practice—until Hunter Scott asks her to give it all up to become his wife.

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 think they belong anywhere but home…

Despite their difference of opinion on the role of women, Hunter and Billy find a growing attraction between them—until Hunter discovers an abandoned baby in the corner of a White City exhibit. He and Billy team up to make sure this foundling isn’t left in the slums of Chicago with only the flea-riddled, garbage-infested streets for a playground. As they fight for the underprivileged children in the Nineteenth Ward, an entire Playground Movement is birthed. But when the Fair comes to an end, one of them will have to give up their dream.

Will Billy exchange her doctor’s shingle for the domesticated role of a southern wife, or will Hunter abandon the wide open spaces of home for a life in the “gray city,” a woman who insists on being the wage earner, and a group of ragamuffins who need more than a playground for breathing space?


It Happened at the Fair

It Happened at the Fair
  • Number: 1451692374
  • Release: 2013-04-30
  • Author: Deeanne Gist
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Howard Books
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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 Hall 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?


Tempest in the White City - A Prelude to Fair Play

Tempest in the White City
  • Number: B00B0XIC74
  • Release: 2013-03-19
  • Author: Deeanne Gist
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Howard Books
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When a World’s Fair Guard and the woman doctor assigned to treat him square off in the White City, a storm is brewing…

Hunter Scott is one of the elite. An 1893 Chicago World’s Fair guard specifically chosen for his height, physique, character, and ability to serve and protect. When he is overcome with debilitating abdominal pain, Hunter stumbles to the Fair’s infirmary only to discover the doctor is female—who ever heard of a female doctor? But even worse, she has the nerve to diagnose him, the toughest man west of any place east, with constipation—an unspeakable ailment in mixed company. What will happen when this tough Texan and attractive doctor face off? Either way, a tempest is brewing...


Love on the Line

Love on the Line
  • Number: B005OYUJG2
  • Release: 2011-10-01
  • Author: Deeanne Gist
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
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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.


Trouble with Brides, The

Trouble with Brides, The
  • Number: B004LRO1DU
  • Release: 2011-01-01
  • Author: Deeanne Gist
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
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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.


Maid to Match

Maid to Match
  • Number: B00B853SVY
  • Release: 2010-06-01
  • Author: Deeanne Gist
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
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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.


Beguiled

Beguiled
  • Number: B00B853S5A
  • Release: 2010-02-01
  • Authors: Deeanne Gist, J. Mark Bertrand
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
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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 is terrorizing the area and worse, someone seems to be targeting her.

Reporter Logan Woods is covering the break-ins with the hope of publishing them as a true-crime book. The more he digs, the more he realizes this beguiling dogwalker seems to be at the center of everything.

As danger draws ever closer, Logan must choose: Chase the girl, the story, or plunge into the shadows after the villain who threatens everything?


A Bride in the Bargain

A Bride in the Bargain
  • Number: B00B853O1I
  • Release: 2009-06-01
  • Author: Deeanne Gist
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
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In 1860s Seattle, a man with a wife could secure himself 640 acres of timberland. But because of his wife's untimely death, Joe Denton finds himself about to lose half of his claim. Still in mourning, his best solution is to buy one of those Mercer girls arriving from the East. A woman he'll marry in name but keep around mostly as a cook.

Anna Ivey's journey west with Asa Mercer's girls is an escape from the griefs of her past. She's not supposed to be a bride, though, just a cook for the girls. But when they land, she's handed to Joe Denton and the two find themselves in a knotty situation. She refuses to wed him and he's about to lose his land. With only a few months left, can Joe convince this provoking--but beguiling--easterner to be his bride?


Deep in the Heart of Trouble

Deep in the Heart of Trouble
  • Number: B00B8587LU
  • Release: 2008-06-01
  • Author: Deeanne Gist
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
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A Texas-Sized Tale of Unexpected Love

Essie Spreckelmeyer is the last woman anyone in Corsicana, Texas, expected to see with a man on her arm. Independent and outspoken, she's known more for riding bicycles in outrageous bloomers than for catching a man's eye.

And the last man who seems willing to give her a second glance is Tony Morgan, newly hired at Spreckelmeyer's oil company. The disinherited son of an oil baron, Tony wants most to restore his name and regain his lost fortune--not lose his heart to this headstrong blonde. She confounds, contradicts, and confuses him. Sometimes he doesn't know if she's driving him toward the aisle or the end of his rope.

That's how life is...Deep in the Heart of Trouble


Courting Trouble

Courting Trouble
  • Number: B00B8569YW
  • Release: 2007-06-01
  • Author: Deeanne Gist
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
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Tired of Waiting for a Match-Made-in-Heaven,

She'll Settle for One Made in Texas

Whether it's riding bikes, catching snakes, or sliding down banisters, Essie Spreckelmeyer just can't quite make herself into the ideal woman her hometown--and her mother--expect her to be. It's going to take an extraordinary man to appreciate her joy and spontaneity--or so says her doting oil-man father.

Unfortunately such a man doesn't appear to reside in Corsicana, Texas.

It's 1894, the year of Essie's thirtieth birthday, and she decides the Lord has more important things to do than provide her a husband. If she wants one, she needs to catch him herself. So, she writes down the names of all the eligible bachelors in her small Texas town, makes a list of their attributes and drawbacks, closes her eyes, twirls her finger, and ... picks one.

But convincing the lucky "husband-to-be" is going to a bit more of a problem.

Join Deeanne Gist for another unforgettable tale and find out whether Essie's plan to catch a husband succeeds or if she's just Courting Trouble.


The Measure of a Lady

The Measure of a Lady
  • Number: B00B856B4A
  • Release: 2006-06-01
  • Author: Deeanne Gist
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
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Rachel van Buren arrives in Gold Rush San Francisco with two wishes: to protect her younger siblings and to return east as soon as possible. Both goals prove more difficult than she could imagine as her brother and sister are lured by the city's dangerous freedom and a missionary-turned-gambler stakes a claim on her heart. Rachel won't give up without a fight though, and soon all will learn an eloquent but humorous lesson about what truly makes a lady.

Speak Politely. Even when you're the only respectable woman around, protesting the decadence of a city lost to gold fever.

Dress Modestly. Wear your sunbonnet at all times. Ensure nobody sees your work boots muddied by the San Francisco streets.

Remain Devoted to Family. Protect your siblings from the lures of the city, even against their wishes.

Stand Above Reproach. Most difficult when a wonderful man turns out to be a saloon owner.

Rise Above Temptation. No, not even just a little kiss....

When these rules become increasingly difficult to uphold, can Rachel Van Buren remain a beacon of virtue in a city of vice?


A Bride Most Begrudging

A Bride Most Begrudging
  • Number: B00B853NR8
  • Release: 2005-07-01
  • Author: Deeanne Gist
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
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When Lady Constance Morrow finds herself held against her will aboard a ship bound for the American colonies--a ship ?lled with "tobacco brides" and felons--she is quite sure that as soon as she arrives she will ?nd 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


Book Library

  • Tiffany Girl Tiffany Girl
  • Fair Play Fair Play
  • It Happened at the Fair It Happened at the Fair
  • Tempest in the White City Tempest in the White City
  • Love on the Line Love on the Line
  • Trouble with Brides, The Trouble with Brides, The
  • Maid to Match Maid to Match
  • Beguiled Beguiled
  • A Bride in the Bargain A Bride in the Bargain
  • Deep in the Heart of Trouble Deep in the Heart of Trouble
  • Courting Trouble Courting Trouble
  • The Measure of a Lady The Measure of a Lady
  • A Bride Most Begrudging A Bride Most Begrudging