Chicago. 1893. A FAIR of the heart.

Chicago. 1893. A FAIR of the heart.

It Happened At The Fair

Gambling everything, including the family farm, Cullen McNamara travels to the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with his most recent invention. But the noise in the Fair's Machinery Palace makes it impossible to communicate with potential buyers. In an act of desperation he hires...Read More →

Love's not always a clean sweep.

Love's not always a clean sweep.

Maid To Match

Attention Downton Abbey Fans: 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...Read More →

Everything's set for their wedding … now somebody needs to tell the bride.

Everything's set for their wedding … now somebody needs to tell the bride.

A Bride In The Bargain

In 1860s Seattle, redwoods were plentiful but women scarce. Yet a man with a wife could secure 640 acres of timberland for free. Joe Denton doesn't have a wife, though. His died before she could follow him to Seattle and now the local judge is threatening to take away his claim. In desperation...Read More →

 
An eShort prelude to Fair Play.  

An eShort prelude to Fair Play.

 

Tempest In The White City

(An eShort Story) Hunter Scott is one of the elite. A guard of the World's Columbian Exposition specifically chosen for his height, physique, character and ability to serve and protect. Overcome by debilitating abdominal pain, he stumbles to an infirmary only to discover the doctor is...Read More →

 
Is her curiosity dialing up love … or a whole mess of trouble?

Is her curiosity dialing up love … or a whole mess of trouble?

Love On The Line

Rural switchboard operator Georgie Gail is proud of her independence in a man's world ... which makes it twice as vexing when the telephone company sends a man to look over her shoulder.Dashing Luke Palmer is more than he appears though. He's a Texas Ranger working undercover to...Read More →

What must he sacrifice to capture the villain who threatens everything?

What must he sacrifice to capture the villain who threatens everything?

Beguiled

Rylee Monroe, a dogwalker in Charleston's wealthiest neighborhood, never feared the streets at night. But now a thief is terrorizing the area and worse, someone seems to be targeting her. Reporter Logan Woods is covering the break-ins with the hope of publishing them as a...Read More →

 
She has one mission: Find a husband.

She has one mission: Find a husband.

Courting Trouble

Whether it's riding bikes, catching snakes, or sliding down banisters, Essie Spreckelmeyer just can't quite make herself into the ideal woman her hometown--and her mother--expect her to be. It's going to take an extraordinary man to appreciate her joy and spontaneity--or so she...Read More →

Is it love … or are they deep in the heart of trouble?

Is it love … or are they deep in the heart of trouble?

Deep In The Heart Of Trouble

Essie Spreckelmeyer is the last woman anyone in Corsicana, Texas, expected to see with a man on her arm. Independent and outspoken, she's known more for riding bicycles in outrageous bloomers than for catching a man's eye ...Read More →

When the rules don't count, how's a girl to measure up?

When the rules don't count, how's a girl to measure up?

The Measure Of A Lady

Rachel Van Buren arrives in Gold Rush San Francisco with two wishes: to protect her younger siblings and to return east as soon as possible. Both goals prove more difficult than she could imagine as her brother and sister are lured by the city's dangerous freedom and a missionary-turned-...Read More →

 
Do you believe in love at first fight?

Do you believe in love at first fight?

A Bride Most Begrudging

Any ship arriving from England means good news for Virginia colony farmers. The "tobacco brides" will be on board--eligible women seeking a better life in America, bartered for with barrels of tobacco from the fields. Drew O'Connor isn't stirred by news of a ship full of brides. Still...Read More →

[I] laughed so hard at their first full scene together I cried my mascara off.
— Deanna Raybourn, NY Times Bestselling Author [about Fair Play]
Gist takes intriguing historical facts and creates a world of fascinating characters, lighthearted moments, and timeless crises that we can still relate to today
— RT Book Reviews Top Pick
I picked up Deeanne Gist’s latest book certain that my manly brain was about to be overwhelmed with romance, and I wasn’t entirely sure how much I’d even enjoy the book. Imagine my surprise, then, when I found myself hooked within only a few scenes, and I kept having to sneak away to read just one more chapter to see what would develop next!
— CFA Reviews