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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Book Review:It happened at the fair by Deeanne Gist

Book Plot: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?

My Review: I am always excited to get Dee's latest book. She always has the most wonderful way of taking you back in time to different points in history. She makes you feel like your right with the people. This book was another great one from her! I was drawn in right from the first page and kept reading. I really loved with this one that she added pictures of the places that were being talked about in that part at the front of chapters. It really help put where they were at and what it looked like in your head. I loved Cullen and Della. Dee writes with such detail you feel as though you are right there with them. It makes history fun. I learned so much about the Chicago World Fair and never realized all the different exhibits that were at it. We are taken into the world of invention and also into what it like to be deaf and what deaf people faced back then. I enjoyed this book,but most of all I just love going back in time with Dee and being in another time for awhile.

You can buy the book here

Meet Deeanne:

Deeanne Gist---known to her family, friends, and fans as Dee---has rocketed up bestseller lists and captured readers everywhere with her very fun, very original historicals. She has received numerous RITA nominations, two consecutive Christy Awards, and rave reviews. Deeanne has a background in education and journalism and a degree from Texas A&M. She has written for People, Parents, and Parenting. She lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband and has four grown children. She has a very active online community on her website at IWantHerBook.com and at Facebook.com/DeesFriends

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Deeanne Gist is celebrating the release of It Happened at the Fair with an iPad Mini Giveaway and a Live Author Chat Webcast event {5/22}!

  One "fair" winner will receive:
  • An iPad Mini
  • A $25 iTunes gift card
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 21st. Winner will be announced at the "It Happened at the Fair" Live Webcast Event on May 22nd. Connect with Deeanne for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Deeanne will also be taking questions from the audience and giving away books and fun gift certificates throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of It Happened at the Fair and join Deeanne and friends on the evening of May 22nd for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 22nd!

I received this book free from litfuse for my honest review


  1. I am reading this book right now and simply cannot put it down! I am in love with the characters and the setting. Thank you for another awesome review. New follower :)

    I would love it if you would stop by my blog and follow too!

    Chelsey@Charming Chelsey's

  2. Thanks so much for the review, Jennifer. Have a blessed day! :)


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