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*Starred Review* Tillie Reese, a bright young woman hindered by the extreme poverty in the mountains of New York, gets the job of her dreams—a position as a housemaid in George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate. Surrounded by beauty and opulence, Tillie doesn't mind the physical demands of being a servant. Meanwhile, Mack Danver will do anything to save money so he can get his sister out of the school for orphans. His twin brother, Earl, is a footman for the Vanderbilts, and when Mrs. Vanderbilt sees Mack, she decides to make the handsome brothers a “matched set.” Although well read, Mack is a mountain man at heart, and he hates being at the beck and call of the privileged upper class. However, the need to save his sister trumps his distaste. Then it's love at first sight for Mack and Tillie, but rules against the help dating each other make Tillie fight her attraction with all the strength she can muster. Gist's snapshot of the lives of late-nineteenth-century servants is rich in detail, and readers will root for Gist's characters as they face one difficult situation after another with courage and faith. Another crowd-pleaser from this popular author. --Shelley Mosley --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"Gist has written another great story full of laughter, romance and a mystery to solve."
---- Romantic Times gives Four Stars * * * *
"Deeanne hits another home run with Maid to Match... This book is going on my list of favorite picks for the book club."
---- The Book Club Network, Nora St. Laurent
"When they finally kissed it was like, WOW! It was hot. The sparks flew off the pages... it's making my best fiction of 2010 list."
---- Edgy Inspirational Author Blog, Michelle Sutton
Gist did a fantastic job of interweaving a good story with a look into an unusual and benevolent wealthy family. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Ebie
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Maid to Match. I have been to Biltmore three times and loved reading about specific areas mentioned in the book that I have had the privilege of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Beth
After visiting Biltmore I purchased this book which was sold in every gift shop on the estate. I enjoyed the story so much more aftwer the visit. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love the Gilded Age and enjoyed reading this story. I've been to the Biltmore and could see a novel like this there.Published 3 months ago by retired teacher