Thursday, December 15, 2011

What Are YOU Reading? Thursday

Well, it's Thursday and we have a reader review!!!  I know it's been a few weeks, but thanks to Ranee, we have another great review!

Title: Maid to Match
Author: Deeann Gist
Genre: Christian, Historical
Format: E-Book

Was this book recommended to you?  If so, by whom?  If not, why did you pick it?
I'm always trolling the Kindle best seller lists for authors who list their books for free for a limited time. One day I found "Maid to Match." What a great day. :)

Book Summary
Tillie Reese is the head parlormaid at the enormous Biltmore Estate, and she's got plans; big plans that don't include falling in love with Mack Danver, the new useful man, and jeopardizing her position. Despite the fact that she can't really help herself. But Mack and a bunch of unruly orphans change all that.

Ranee's Opinion

Truthfully Ms. Gist should earn, like, maybe a million stars. SO thoroughly researched. SO wonderfully plot-hole free. Everything clicked. It is a rare time that I read a romance book and don't hate at least one little something, or want to rewrite major sections. Not once during this book.  They were such a wonderful set to get to know! None of them ever once acted out of sync. I appreciated every action (so strange for me!). And one thing that I just want to hug and kiss Ms. Gist for is that there were no silly misunderstandings--which is usually a staple of the romance genre. Mack and Tillie often disagreed, but they didn't throw fits or end their romance because they saw what was obvious to the readers (for once!): they understood the person they loved. And Ms. Gist was a master at creating romantic tension. I wanted to swoon at the drive Tillie and Mack had toward each other, and them staying away against ever fiber of themselves was possibly some of the best romance every written. My fingers tingled just reading it.

Thanks again Ranee for the great review!  Be sure to check her out at:

Have YOU read any good romances lately?  Come tell us all about it!


  1. I read this book, too and found it an absolute delight! I've read other books by her and she always delivers a swoon-worthy story. I highly recommend her books to any romance fan.



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