When I heard that Deeanne Gist was putting together a launch team to promote her new book, Tiffany Girl, coming out May 5th, I jumped at the chance!
I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the Tiffany Girls, of Tiffany Co. fame, who helped Louis Comfort Tiffany complete the Tiffany Chapel for exhibition at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. These incredible women stepped up to the challenge after the glassworkers went on strike, and helped pave the way for working women.
Gist also addresses the obstacles these women faced, such as picketers, "bustle pinchers" on the streetcars, and the struggles of making a life for themselves apart from the home. As in all her books, Gist is able to seamlessly incorporate historical information such as: the invention of basketball at the YMCA, and other forms of entertainment like the board game Old Maid and phenakistoscopes (say that 10 times fast!)
And of course no Gist book is complete without a hefty dose of romance!
Books go on sale May 5th and you can pre-order yours here!
For more information on Deeanne Gist and her other books, visit her website.
(For those of you that have read Gist's books in the past, she is now publishing for the general market. With that being said, I still found her book to have good values, with no explicit content, making it an enjoyable read for everyone!)