Fair Play

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Fair Play

What I really liked about this story was how the author weaved the fictional characters lives into actual historical events. Also, the photos from the era were an interesting touch. The two characters come from completely different worlds and points of view. Hunter believes that women should raise families and take care of their homes. Billy is a doctor and believes that women can do just as much as men can. But even though they can't see eye-to-eye about that, they do become involved in other projects and begin to fall for each other. The Sarcasm and humor is delightful and the characters work well off each other.

Billy Jack Tate has moved to Chicago to try to establish herself as a doctor but unfortunately she continues to run into some of the same hurdles that she has crossed in the past. Nobody trusts a woman doctor. Hunter Scott in a Texas Ranger who is serving as a World's Fair guard to try to get a promotion. They meet under unusual circumstances and after discovering an abandoned baby, they become involved in the Hull House and the poverty stricken area that surrounds it. As they get deeper into the lives of the children there, they grow closer together but can they ever overcome their stubborn ideals in order to find love?

Book Blurb for Fair Play

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?

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2014 4.00