Absolutely riveting. I couldn’t stop reading until the end.
Novels Alive TV, 4-1/2 Stars
Vibrant and textured ... Gist does an amazing job.
NPR Books, Bobbi Dumas
I laughed, I cheered, I gasped in horror, I gasped in surprised, I speculated, I worried, I hoped. I loved. At one point ... I was certain everything was going to hell in a hand basket and that it wasn’t a heart-warming tale after all, but one meant to inflict pain...on me. All this, because I was so emotionally invested in the characters and they were having some serious conflicts. Needless to say, I was completely emotionally involved in the story. A test of a truly amazing author—when they can elicit that kind of emotion from their readers!
History Undressed
This is a wonderful book! ... The charming characters are testing the waters and defying the rules in an era where society expects single women to act a certain way. Gist has done a tremendous job.”
RT Book Reviews, 4-1/2 Stars

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Tiffany Girl

*MUST READ OF THE YEAR!* - USA TODAY

*HISTORICAL FICTION OF THE YEAR!* - RT REVIEWERS' CHOICE

*BEST LONG HISTORICAL OF THE YEAR* - RITA AWARD

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From the bestselling author of It Happened at the Fair and Fair Play comes a compelling historical novel about a progressive “New Woman”—the girl behind Tiffany’s chapel—and the love that threatens it all.

As preparations for the 1893 World’s Fair set Chicago and the nation on fire, Louis Tiffany—heir to the exclusive Fifth Avenue jewelry empire—seizes the opportunity to unveil his state-of-the-art, stained glass, mosaic chapel, the likes of which the world has never seen.

*HISTORICAL OF THE YEAR* - RITA AWARD

*HISTORICAL OF THE YEAR* - RITA AWARD

But when Louis’s dream is threatened by a glassworkers’ strike months before the Fair opens, he turns to an unforeseen source for help: the female students at the New York School of Applied Design. Eager for adventure, the young women pick up their skirts, move to boarding houses, take up steel cutters, and assume new identities as the “Tiffany Girls.”

Tiffany Girl is the heartwarming story of the impetuous Flossie Jayne, a beautiful, budding artist handpicked by Louis to help complete the Tiffany chapel. Though excited to be an independent "New Woman" when most of the fair sex stayed home, she quickly finds the world less welcoming than anticipated. From a Casanova male, to an unconventional married couple, and a condescending singing master, she takes on a colorful cast of characters to transform the boarding house into a home while racing to complete the Tiffany chapel and make a name for herself in the art world.

As challenges mount, her ambitions become threatened from an unexpected quarter: her own heart.

Who will claim victory? Her dreams or the captivating boarder next door?