Tuesday, November 3, 2015


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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.


This is such a sweet story.  I love sappy, sweet, love stories.  They just make me happy.  When I am in a foul mood I know I can pick up a "love" story and just be happy.  This book did that for me.

Of course it has it's frustrating parts, but that's what keeps me listening :).  It's so aggravating listening too a book and knowing that the characters need to get together and they just don't see it.  UGH...hehe.

Tillie has dreamt about being a ladies maid for years.  Her mother has dreamed of it even longer than that.  Tillie's mother prepped her for being a ladies maid her whole life.  Tillie is a very determined young woman, and does all she can to take over for Mrs. Vanderbilt's foreign maid when she leaves.  What Tillie didn't expect is Mack.

Mmmm....Mack. Handsome, yummy, sweet Mack.  Tillie didn't expect Mack.  She didn't expect to be drawn to him.  She didn't expect Mack to be such a good man.  She didn't expect Mack to watch out for her even without her asking.  Mack is who all women wish for.  hehe.  Book boyfriends.  HEHE.  Mmmm.mmmm...Mack.

This story is so sweet.  I loved the setting, the writing, the narrator.  Everything.  It was just what I was looking for.  I love the LOVE story.  

If you are looking for a sweet, historical romance this book is just the right thing for you.   I loved reading about the house, the way things worked in the house.  I love reading about it, but I know I never would have been able to live back then!  Even if it gets a little aggravating at times.

Source:  I bought this audio book for myself.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.





Deeanne Gist
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Deeanne Gist has rocketed up the bestseller lists and captivated readers everywhere with her original historical and contemporary romances. A favorite among readers and reviewers alike, her popular titles include It Happened at the Fair and Fair Play. Her latest book, Tiffany Girl, is available May 5, 2015.

A popular speaker, Gist’s presentations have been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and in other publications. The Wall Street Journal’s accompanying online video was the most watched video on the FrontPageWSJ.com website for several days following their feature.

Gist has a background in education and journalism. Her credits include People, Parents, Parenting, Family Fun, Houston Chronicle and Orlando Sentinel. She is also the creator of I Did It!®, a parenting line of products. Gist lives in Houston, Texas with her husband of thirty years. The couple has four grown children.

Gist’s fans enthusiastically interact with her at her popular online communities: IWantHerBook.com, as well as on Facebook (@DeesFriends) and Twitter (@DeeanneGist).


  1. I love this author! I have so many of her books that I still need to read! Have you tried Deanna Raybourn or Julie Klassen at all? They are both fabulous (and clean) HR authors too.

  2. You can't go wrong with a sweet sappy romance even if it does cause you a bit of frustration.