Nerisms and everyday life so well it s easy to be lost in another time and place while reading this book Gist s easy conversational writing style flows without a bump and the story is tight and never dragged for me I would also mention the drawings that begin some chapters I thought the illustrations f women s fashion Tiffany glass paintings Flossie creates in the book etc were very interesting Tiffany Girl truly was wonderful to read It was sweet without being sappy heartwarming without being mushy and ne I look forward to reading again so I can spend time with Flossie and Reeve and experience their story all ver again In 1892 as the World Fair was coming to Chicago Tiffany as in glass not diamonds was preparing to enter gorgeous stained glass windows and The Minute Men: The First Fight: Myths and Realities of the American Revolution other displays The men weren strike so Mr Tiffany decided to hire women for the first time in history These women endured mistreatment groping being spit at and a number f ther atrocities They were not considered women f good repute if they had jobs so men figured that they didn t have to treat them as ladiesMuch to her parents dismay Flossie decides to move ut Yes, You Can!: 1,200 Inspiring Ideas for Work, Home, and Happiness of her home to becomene f the Tiffany Girls What a BEAUTIFUL story unfolds as we see her grow up and mature through the harsh realities f life Her new family at the boarding house and the prestigious job she holds is what will bring her happiness r so she thoughtThe hero in this story is also grappling with loss fear and growth It s an absolutely wonderful book I read it through in ne day and didn t want to put it down It is full Wolverine: The Long Night of so much rich history colorful intriguing characters and windows into the worldf the New Woman Solid Five Stars I encourage you to pick up a copy Thank you netgalley for this wonderful read As always this is my honest Black Leopard, Red Wolf opinion Here s to many I absolutely loved this novel For some reason it reminded mef books in parents library that were written by Gene Stratton Porter And they were some Short Eyes: A Play of my favorite booksf all time Ms Gist has created a well written detailed story f what it might have been like to be a Tiffany Girl working to achieve something women had never done before She has peopled her story with believable intriguing characters in a setting that draws the reader in I consumed the pages f this book as uickly as possible and enjoyed reading what it might have been like for a woman to leave her family live in a boardinghouse and work in a job considered to be that The Public Hating: A Collection of Short Stories of a man Going against custom and society is never easy and Flossie definitely ran up against some interestingbstacles as she took control Soeur Angèle ou le feu sacré de la joie of her life I appreciated that information was woven into the textf the book rather than presented in textbook format information that told f how glass was made and turned into huge stained glass windows how the women might have worked to create these windows how period clothing looked and was made what travel n a streetcar was like for a woman n her wn what life in a boardinghouse might have been like the price Dirty Dozen 2 (12 Taboo XXX Tales) of various items available for purchase at the time what customs and expectationsf men and womenwere and a bit about what it might have been like to be involved in the Chicago World s Fair The story f Flossie and Reeve was built ver time with a sense f caring and interest in the two f them and how they might have spent time together while getting to know ne another They both learned and grew throughout the story and both became stronger people as a result f their experiencesI thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good historical read that has been well researched and presented in a lovely wayI received this book from the publisher through Net Galley this book Ms Gist is fficially ne f my favorite authors One that I will wait impatiently for and preorder books months before they re released This was not luck this was not lightning striking twice This was carefully researched lovingly crafted Though it saddens me that I can nly expect Step by Step to Stand-Up Comedy onef her brilliant novels per year as this book points Greetings! out uality is worth waiting forIn mypinion there is a large gap between the style f books that she used to write and the nes that are in this series I am aware that she switched publishers and went secular That s not the change I m referring to Side note apparently not being published by a Christian publisher means that you and your work are no longer Christian heavy sarcasm people This could have been done for a million different reasons and all I really have to say about it is that I think Christian themes uestions challenges etc would have nly made this book stronger But I digress If you loved her previous novel you will love this book too This book deals with something I had wished for before an average heroine And better yet she doesn t realize it until halfway through So much to love I loved the raw honesty even the honest delusions I loved that Ms Gist gave her characters "Time Apart And T Waste Too Much Of The "apart and didn t waste too much f the time in the process and them reservations I loved that I understood and agreed with where both Grey's Lady of them were coming from But the thing I loved the most was the growth I loved the changes I loved the maturity and the humility I loved that Flossie made mistakes So many mistakes that anyone else could have easily made I loved that she learned from them and became better for them I loved that she was annoying sometimes I loved that through Reeve s eyes we could love her anywayWonderful characters and a wonderful storyline What could you want Well for me a heavy dosef time travel Once again Ms Gist has so thoroughly researched and seamlessly written history into her pages that I found myself back in 1893 Fascinating I thought I had been so immersed in her last book that I was pretty familiar with that year Nope Still so much to uncover Oh and her author s notes are ah just again fascinating for a history geek like meThe Blue Streak only thing that I didn t get was Nan I never understood why she balked at Flossie s mentionf friendship Or why she seemed personally The Asketikon of St Basil the Great out to putkeep her down I didn t understand Elizabeth was called insteadf Flossie didn t they just say it was teams Why didn t Flossie speak up and say um actually I m Nan s partner And why was Nan so upset that she refused to join Flossie at the end f the speech I didn t get hung up n these points but if I ever got the chance I would ask the author for clarity Other than those few minor issues there s nothing lackingThere are some who won t like this book because they re boycotting r very sensitive to any kind f written intimacy I would just like to remind you though that whatever your comfort level that doesn t make a wedding night scene unbiblical If that is your Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time opinion I suggest you read your Bible again and pay closer attention to Songf Solomon aka Song Thoroughly Disarmed of Songs What God created between husband and wife is beautiful It is glorifying to Him The brief scene was not at all graphic On the contrary it was very tasteful and sweetI can t wait until this book isfficially released and I can get a copy for my mantle because this is a book I will want to read again and again In the meantime I will be checking ut some f the references Ms Gist mentioned at the back After the Ashes of the book in particular A New Light On Tiffany Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls 35 starsA comingf age story that takes place at the end The Angry Planet of 19th century interesting time when woman s role in society began to changeLouis Tiffany a headf a famous jewelry and glass making empire wanted to impress the world by producing a state Melody's Key of the art stained glass mosaic chapel for the 1893 World s Fair When his plans were threatened by a glass workers strike shortly before the fair to bepened he decided to hire women as replacements Florence Flossie Jayne an inspiring artist was ne f the five woman handpicked by Mr Tiffany to complete the job She jumps to the A Chance Acquaintance opportunity to join the ranksf New Women women who worked and lived n their wn who forged their path to independence through largely disapproving male dominated business world Flossie leaves home takes up residence in a boardinghouse and begins employment as a Tiffany Girl Reeve Wilder isn t impressed with the chatty magpie who has moved into the room next to his at the boardinghouse He s a reporter who distrusts New Women and writes scathing articles about them and what they represent But soon he finds himself smack in the middle f Flossie Jayne s world In a love hate relationship he can t seem to define Reeve is forced to face his wn secrets and regretsThe story covers about 2 years It s an ambitious effort and with 500 pages it provides plenty The Wallflower's Revenge ofpportunity to showcase not nly an interesting time period in history but relatively unknown subject f stained glass making and Tiffany Girls in parti. Ager 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 War to the Knife: Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861 of the impetuous Flossie Jayne a beautiful budding artist who is handpicked by Louis to help complete the Tiffany chapel Though excited to be an independent New Woman at a time when mostf the fair sex stayed home she uickly finds the world is less welcoming ,
If you are looking for a CLEAN and Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World or CHRISTIAN read DO NOT read Deeanne Gist books She writes wedding night scenes as well asther sexually laced scenes and comments I find it hard to see how anyone is considering her a Christian author I get it sex sellssexy romance books sell Mrs Gist YOU are claiming to be a Christian though and there is no way I am seeing your Christian fruits when you are writing books that are un Christian Would it be k to go to my neighbors house and look into their bedroom NO nor would I want to O Mrs Gist needs to decide where she stands in her walk with God and write accordingly but DO NOT lead thers astray who are trying to stay clean in their 35 stars Good I admit I had my ualms about reading any new Deeanne Gist novels after It Happened at the Fair felt so laughably below par compared to the Bethany House published novels that launched Dee s career I also admit that I skipped Fair Play for that very reason But this premise about women working for Tiffany Glass was just too compelling for a history nerd like me to ignore So with not a little fear and trembling I dove into Tiffany Girl And now 86 chapters no that s not a typo later I can breathe a sigh f relief and say whew Tiffany Girl wasn t a perfect read some plot lines felt arbitrary the plot tried to focus n too much besides the actual Tiffany Girl premise and the story jumped forward uite a bit throughout a two year span but it was the most enjoyable Introductory Algebra: Models Concepts Skills one Dee s yet produced for her new publisher HowardA wordf caution Dee Marriage After God: Chasing Boldly After God’s Purpose for Your Life Together once touted that her romances keep the bedroom door closed I will warn conservative readers that that is no longer the case Instead these stories do enter the marital bedroom but while the bed stays made there are prolonged scenes and descriptions in this case multiple chaptersf couples undressing and making ut which feel a bit extraneous to the plot and could be construed by conservative readers as being included nly for arousal in the manner Blue Blood of mainstream romances which Dee has publicly stated she is transitioning toward Mini Review Breathtakingly beautiful If younly pick up The Gollywhopper Games: Friend or Foe one book I recommend this year this is thene to grab Tiffany Girl left me completely wrecked but in the most stunningly amazing way Full ReviewBreathtakingly beautiful It s not Parafilias (Spanish Edition) often that a novel leaves me stunned Where I find myself closing the book and looking around the room with tears in my eyes wondering what in the world I m going to do with myself next because I ve just read something soverwhelmingly moving I m simply stunned trying to process all It's Like This of the emotions it s rippedut The Mirage of me Tiffany Girljoined the ranksf the elite few that left me completely spent and raised the bar to near impossible heights for any future reads Even weeks later as I m sitting here editing this post ne last time it has me fighting back tears just thinking about Flossie and everything she went throughThe uick f it is that Flossie has left home after the men working Rituels secrets des Templiers on a stained glass chapel for the Chicago World s Fair gon strike and the Tiffany Company decides to hire women to finish the display She wants to follow her passions make her wn decisions and not have the men in her life rule every aspect f it So she takes that leap She becomes a Tiffany Girl Moving into a boarding home deciding to work and learning skills that very few women were allowed to explore And maybe falls for a man living at her boarding home in the process A man who is very A Mild Suicide outspoken about women staying in traditional roles and adamant that women like Flossie must be stoppedFlossie was delightful and lovely and someone I wholeheartedly wish was real She s a young woman taking her first steps into the world and she s innocent and naive but has such a spirit about her you can t help but smile and adore her Her journey was so hard and could be heartbreaking as she learned hard lessons was hurt and had her eyespened to the realities Beethoven for a Later Age: The Journey of a String Quartet of the worldAnd Reeve He was a man who had just as much to learn from meeting Flossie And his journey was just as touching and heartbreaking I loved seeing his battles and how knowing Flossie changed him little by littleThe romance was beautiful as well These two startff Born to Ride: A Story About Bicycle Face on suchpposite sides Origen: Scholarship in the Service of the Church of everything and have a very rough go at first But it almost made their journey all the better Their romance was incredible and made me ache for them as they slowly found their way to eachther And here s where I ll shock This is a clean romance There s a little kissing and tension between them but nothing than that But I loved itThere was a lot happening in Tiffany Girl It takes place ver a couple years as Flossie joins the Tiffany Girls in creating a takes place ver a couple years as Flossie joins the Tiffany Girls in creating a glass chapel for the Chicago Worlds Fair As Reeve works at his newspaper and begins writing fiction as well as pinion pieces and those pieces start to change as he gets to know the real New Women women like Flossie who were working and making their wn decisions As the two grow close and then everything falls apart and they go their separate ways Through job losses and betrayals and having to start Porter Earns a Quarter (Four Basic Skills Series, Volume 2) over It had me reeling as I turned the pages and watched their lives unfold As I read the strugglesf Flossie and the ther women who were searching for a little independence and dealt with a society that looked down n them and treated them horribly because Tablettes Albertini Actes privés de l'époque vandale of it I can t imagine life back then How hard it would have been to be a woman with so few choices I found myself in tears multiple times and just staggered by these women and the strength they had to keep going day after dayThis is historical fiction which is different than your typical historical romance It s basedn real life facts and events Some f the people in the story were real locations and events actually happened but liberties taken with the story as well So it s very different in feel compared to historical romance I loved that history though It was fascinating and has me so curious about the time and everything that happened then It really brought the story a new layer f life knowing so many bits were based in realityTiffany Girl left me completely wrecked but in the most stunningly amazing way From page Sexual Soulmates: The Six Essentials for Connected Sex (English Edition) one everything about it grabbed holdf me and just wouldn t let go The journey the romance the characters and everything about them just touched me deeply Gist has an amazing talent that really must be experienced If you nly pick up ne book I recommend this yearthis is the Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian one to grab No uestion It was an experience I ll not soon forget Thisne is a little expensive but I think worth every penny I ll be buying a hard copy actually I have a print arc but it didn t have the photos Unbroken Circle: How to Take Your Family Through the End Time or author note in them and that s something I very much want There are photos included with lotsf the chapters f buildings and places and people that are real and I ve loved those in previous reads I received an advance copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review Sweet is the first word that comes to mind when attempting to describe Deeanne Gist s novel Tiffany Girl It s just a sweet pleasant lovely story It s the kind f book that s perfect for cuddling up n the couch in your favorite slippers with a cup f hot beverage f your choice to read for hours n a rainy dayThe story is about a spunky young woman named Flossie the eponymous Tiffany Girl and a guarded some what cynical young man named Reeve The story takes place in the late 19th Century when the women s revolution was underway and Flossie a self described New Woman desires to make her Tajweed Rules for Qur'anic Recitation: A Beginner's Guide (Tajweed Rules, own way in the world She movesut Selling to VITO the Very Important Top Officer: Get to the Top. Get to the Point. Get to the Sale. of her parents house and into a boarding house where she meets Reeve her neighbor and a journalist Flossie a painter at heart gains employment with the famous glass designer Louis Tiffany Male glass workers have gonen strike and Tiffany needs to finish a major project so he hires several women Reeve is assigned by his editor to cover the events The Reformation (World History Series) of the strike and the women who have crossed the picket line All the while Flossie and Reeve get to know eachther and the result is a beautiful love story about characters who seem so real I missed them when the book was verGist has created characters that are immediately relatable and likeable but she carefully and skillfully peels away the layers f who they are so we get to know them deeply as the story progresses Flossie and Reeve end up feeling like good friends we ve known for years by the time the book wraps up "I FELT LIKE I WAS A "felt like I was a to cry Ask Me Nicely: Dark Urges Book One on as Flossie sheds her youthful naivet and learns life isn t as simple as someone as puref heart as she is would hope I felt so proud Date With A Dead Doctor of Reeve as he conuered the demons a tough life bestowed upon him and took controlf his destinyThe historical setting in the book is realistic and Gist skillfully plops us right into 1890s New York She describes scenes man. As preparations for the 1893 World’s Fair set Chicago and the nation Signs in the Heavens: A Jewish Messianic Perspective of the Last Days Coming Millennium on fire Louis Tiffany heir to the exclusive Fifth Avenue jewelry empire seizes thepportunity to unveil a state Daddy Lost Me At Poker (Eroticulture) (English Edition) of the art stained glass mosaic chapel the likesf which the world has never seenBut when Louis’s dream is threatened by a glassworkers’ strike months before the Fair pens he turns to an unforeseen source for help the female students at the New York Art Institute .
Cular The historical research f the steps in creating the windows were detailed and impeccable There were numerous photographs and artwork dispersed throughout the book which provided great visual Witchopoly of the time and placeAs for the story itself I have to say I expected There were essentially two plots running in parallel and rarely intersectedne with Flossie working as Tiffany girl and another describing her life in the boardinghouse Both settings Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most offered a great premise with potentially interesting castf characters but Asesinato en una Lavandería China (Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro onlyne the boardinghouse felt developed and explored The uirks and eccentricities f the boardinghouse characters were delightful Despite a hefty page count there was actually very little about Tiffany girl s interactions interworking f business I felt like the author dangled a carrot in front f me with very interesting subject matter but somewhere along the way snatched it and left me wonder about missing pportunityI also have to say that the writing style didn t particularly worked for me It was not Beyond Time Travel - Exploring Our Parallel Worlds: Amazing Real Life Stories in the News (Time Travel Books Book 1) only a lot tell than show with significant events skipping but it was somewhat uneven where some very good passages intermingled with abrupt writingAnd finally I can t end my review without mentioning this The novel is my first read by the author From what I gathered Ms Gist is a popular Christian fiction author who recently changed her publisher and started to write a secular fiction It looks like majorityf reviewers who gave the story 1 2 stars were lamenting the fact that the book didn t meet their expectation Boarding House of Hunks of be Find this andther reviews at NOTE This review contains spoilers Please take heed and proceed at your wn riskI ften refer to myself as a cover slut so what I m about to admit may come as something Bec (The Demonata, of a shock but I hate the artworkn Deeanne Gist s Tiffany Girl The dress is entirely unsuitable for the Flossie s The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins occupation she worksn windows not lamps and the model s pose is laughable to say the least The Gibson Girl bouffant isn t bad but nothing about this jacket draws me in r excites my imagination a trait it shares with the content it cocoonsI liked a lot f the material but I can t help feeling Gist lost control f the story Flossie s employment at Tiffany s should have been than enough but her passion for painting invalidated the value f her professional position and while her coworkers had potential they paled next to the residents at Klausmeyer s boardinghouse The World s Fair scene is well done but it is f minimal importance to the story and Flossie s effort to reinvent herself as a New Woman doesn t hold a candle to Reeve s story line The end result isn t bad but it is disjointed and rather incohesive Since I m n a bit Our Planet: Our Home of a roll I might as well admit that I found Gist s heroine insufferably irritating and shallow I mean noffense but Flossie rubbed me the wrong way from the start Her mother had some very interesting ualities and I found Mrs Dinwiddie delightfully endearing but Flossie herself missed the mark Reeve was a challenge but his personality comes to light much slower than those Kakoong, Pahlawan Pulau Awan Vol. 8 of his peers and while I never fully warmed to him I think the metamorphosisf his character the most intriguing element f the narrativeA handful f readers have expressed distaste for Gist s illustration Journeys of Frodo: An Atlas of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings of physical love and while I don t agree with their analysis I will say I was caughtff guard by the following Great Caesar s ghost but her lips were soft She flung her arms around his neck and pressed herself against him He tried to deepen the kiss but she didn t understand He pulled his mouth away and began to taste and nibble and kiss every inch f skin he had access to Her neck her jaw her cheeks her nose her eyes her forehead her ears her hair Die and be snagged but he wanted to run his hands through itI did a double take Were they actually making ut Instead he found her mouth again and wrapped his arms clear around her Open your mouth magpie What He kissed her really kissed herShe made mewling sounds She raked her fingers through his hair She twisted against himMewling sounds Like a cat Who knew Reeve Wilder could pull a Harry Burns He knew his bed was mere steps away The temptation was huge Enormous He had to get her ut f here We have to stop But she didn t let him go Finally he could take it no He broke their kiss and held her at arms length You better get ut f here Now Her lips were full her cheeks red where his whiskers had scratched her her hair mussed She pressed her hands against her stomach Reeve I I feel so Out he barked then spun her toward the doorOkay it s not exactly Fifty Shades f Grey but electricity temptation and carnal attraction are not subjects usually found in nonsecular lit This however isn t the scene everyone is talking about No it s the wedding night that is making waves but personally I can t say the moment lived up to the rumors it s spawned The scene is dominated by dialogue that brings closure to the characters emotional journeys There are a few lines f banter about becoming a woman and a flirtatious debate A Stepdaughter In Heat (Daddy Daughter Sex Stories) over the best partf a wedding but that s "as far as Gist goes The groom does take ff his "far as Gist goes The groom does take ff his s dress and she is described as standing before him in her chemise bloomers corset and stockings They kiss and the scene ends with hardly a fraction f the desire witnessed above Was I ffended by this intimacy No but that s just me I understand why some are uncomfortable but I personally thought the scene intensely creative Yes they ve shed their wedding attire but Victorians dressed in modest layers so their undergarments aren t uite as revealing "or provocative as contemporary lingerie and call me crazy but I liked that Gist used that fact to her advantage Since "provocative as contemporary lingerie and call me crazy but I liked that Gist used that fact to her advantage Since In the End one bothf these characters have sought acceptance and here they stand entirely vulnerable but recognized and appreciated for who and what they are I might be alone in this but I feel the scene a commendable metaphor for the themes expressed ver the course f the storyBottom line Tiffany Girl had its moments but I personally felt them too few and far between I like the imagery set forth in the premise but I don t feel Tiffany glass r the World s Fair played enough f a role in Flossie Jayne s story I liked the emotional drama she and Reeve experience but feel it vershadowed by an verabundance f plot I appreciated the light humor and essential themes f Tiffany Girl but I was disappointed with Gist s execution I d recommend it as a beach read but would have difficulty endorsing it alongside One Thousand Porches r Maids f Misfortune There are works The Age of Treachery of fiction so encapsulating and satisfying with characters settings and themes so richly endearing and transporting I am saddened when they come to an end When thisccurs I find myself piddling around reading slower and slower And then glazed ver in book love afterglow I tend to put ff writing the review avoiding the finality The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy of it all Tiffany Girl wasne Seven Sisters New Quilts from an Old Favorite of those books I LOVED everything about it art as passion and vocation Tiffany Girls boardinghouse etiuette and eccentricities Chicago World s Fair the New Woman movement streetcars and hacks New York City blossoming love grappling with social formalitiesf the day The degree to which I enjoyed this book in some ways was uite surprising I had read "Clara and Mr Tiffany and thought perhaps it would Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop (Rouleur) overshadow andorutshine Tiffany Girl Such was not the case Both "and Mr Tiffany and thought perhaps it would vershadow andor utshine Tiffany Girl Such was not the case Both though cast in the same era with Tiffany Stained Glass as the focal backdrop catalyst are uite different in tone story line literary depth warmth nuance detailing Each make for some fascinating reading Each have their strengths Both are recommendable For me however despite being less literary Tiffany Girl was the satisfying read Flossie is a much warmer accessible main character than Clara I could totally relate to her Really all the characters even the nefarious When a Man Loves a Woman ones came across as genuine and knowable Plus I loved the softer approach the author Deanne Gist took with the novel in explorationf social normsexpectations boardinghouse etiuette feminism and the genteel man malefemale relationships art and business And the ending It was perfectly endearing Neither ridiculously saccharine nor somberly dreary As Goldilocks would say it was just right FIVE Warmly Inviting Story Rich Fascinating Historical FictionRomance STARS11917 UpdateNote I almost forgot to mention the many fabulous illustrations throughout the book featuring artwork advertisements newsprint and fashion f the era They truly enhanced my reading experience setting this book apart from ther similar themed novels Also the Author Note following the story s conclusion shed light Keep From Falling on what is and isn t verbatim truer exemplifying true from purely creative invention And it was uite interesting As was the Author Interview segment and Reader s Guide. Han she anticipated From a Casanova male to an unconventional married couple and a condescending singing master she takes Catalogue the Insanity on a colorful castf 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 worldAs challenges mount her ambitions become threatened from an unexpected uarter her Blessed Homecoming own heart Whatr who will claim victory Her dreams r the captivating boarder next do. .