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1890s Romance

on December 15, 2011 – 10:45 am

A regular bestseller since the stunning success of her debut A Bride Most Begrudging five years ago, Deeanne Gist has been honored with much critical acclaim, two Christy Awards and several Rita Award nominations, among others. With her signature style of charming wit, feisty heroines, and appealing heroes, Deeanne has consistently provided readers with unforgettable romances—and they keep asking for more.

After a fun turn collaborating on a present day romantic suspense (Beguiled), Deeanne transports readers back in time with Maid to Match to an intriguing era of American history—the rich life at the Vanderbilt’s Biltmore estate in North Carolina in the late 1890s. Torn between her dream of being a lady’s maid and the romantic stirrings of her heart, one  determined and aspiring maid must choose between two paths in life—both are good, but only one will  satisfy the desires of her heart.

“From the day she arrives at the Biltmore, Tillie Reese is dazzled—by the riches of the Vanderbilts and by Mack Danvers, a mountain man turned footman. When Tillie is enlisted to help tame Mack’s rugged behavior by tutoring him in proper servant etiquette, the resulting sparks threaten Tillie’s efforts to be chosen as Edith Vanderbilt’s lady’s maid. After all, the one rule of the house is no romance below stairs. But the stakes rise even higher when Mack and Tillie become entangled in a cover-up at the town orphanage. They could both lose their jobs, their aspirations…and their hearts.”