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.
Time was, I had a very small pool of authors I read: Janette Oke, MaryLu Tyndall…and Deeanne Gist. I’m glad I’ve branched out since then, but I still read every last one of Dee‘s books. Why? They’re hilarious, adorable, and well-written.
First, though, let’s gush about that cover, shall we? Who ever heard of a heroine swinging off the cover of her own book? Love it! Especially since that swing is actually in the book and the hero swings on it, too.
I loved Billy and Hunter, also. Billy, the feminist lady doctor with the man’s name determined to make it in a man’s world. And Hunter, the hard-core Ranger who wants nothing more than to build his career and protect Billy. What’s not to love? Well, the way they meet is unconventional (and hysterical). But I’ve come to expect a bit of blushing from reading Dee‘s books, so, although I wouldn’t recommend her books to younger readers necessarily, they’re tactful.
What isn’t totally actful is how Billy must diagnose Hunter’s ailment at the beginning of the book. Oh, my, that was pretty funny, and I felt bad for the poor guy. Only Dee, really, could go there in fiction and make it work well.
One last note: I ended up liking that the Chicago World’s Fair didn’t play as large a role in this book as in It Happened At The Fair. I got to know Billy and Hunter better.
I recommend Dee‘s books for those who love historical fiction rich in romance and laughter!
Deeanne Gist has rocketed up bestseller lists and captured readers everywhere with her very fun, original historical and contemporary novels. She has received three RITA nominations, two consecutive Christy Awards, and rave reviews. With a background in education and journalism and a degree from Texas A&M, Deeanne has written for , , and magazine. She has four grown children and lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband.
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