- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 12 hours and 50 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Recorded Books
- Audible.com Release Date: May 12, 2015
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00XKU7VZ4
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Flossie Jayne is the only child of parents who have doted on her, allowing her to pursue her painting and artwork. She’s become a forward thinker, considering herself one of the New Women’s movement. When Louis Comfort Tiffany, son of the prestigious store mogul, offers her a position as a Tiffany Girl to help complete his mosaic chapel display at the Chicago World’s Fair, she’s thrilled. The income would allow her independence and a way for her to continue learning about her art. Much to the distress of her parents, she takes the job and moves into a boarding house.
Reeve Wilder is a newspaper journalist whose current assignment is a series of editorials on the New Woman, and who lives in the same boarding house as Flossie. His formative years differed drastically from Flossie’s, and made him a loner, someone who allows himself no friends or emotional attachments. When Flossie tries to unite the boarding house residents into a family, he’s the most recalcitrant, refusing to enter into parlor games with the others.
Flossie’s journey through the world of employment in a male dominated world, trying to establish a home with strangers away from her family, colors her friendship with Reeve. A relationship that develops with Reeve’s personal growth from a polite recluse into a man not afraid to face his emotions.
Deeanne Gist is proficient at historical research, and she masterfully weaves accurate facets of social, economic, and physical customs of the time into the fabric of her stories, bringing a richness and depth to setting and plot. Add two complex people who must face who they are before they can fully appreciate each other, and you’ve got an amazing read. Enjoy.
I'm not a great reader, not unless the book really captures me right from the beginning, which this one did.
Here's what I like about Deeanne Gist books:
First of all, I like how the pages are spaced. I personally like less words on a page, and hers has the perfect amount. It's just easier on the eyes.
I also like shorter chapters. I don't know why, I just do. It gives me good opportunity to take breaks and change gears.
I also appreciate the fact that she doesn't go into so much detail that I literally get bored trying to visualize just too many aspects about rooms and apparel and what not. As someone with a short attention span, this helps me stay interested and not overly taxed with visually intricate details.
I like how she incorporates history in a way that still feels current.
I like that there is just enough romance to entice and tease the reader, but never crosses the line. This book does that perfectly. She maintains moral integrity, all while making you feel all the emotions we all have experienced when it comes to falling in love. That's so cool!!
I work in stained glass, and I enjoyed the journey of reading about the history of stained glass, and also some of the pains associated with glass work, such as the learning curve of cutting glass, foiling, and patterns. For me there is a constant drive to get better at my at, and there is pain, literally physical pain, as well as emotional pain that I've experience trying to become an expert. I thought this was all incorporated quite well. I'm not sure that someone who doesn't do glass would appreciate it, but I sure did.
I wasn't sad when the book ended, but I was super excited to purchase another one.
So I highly recommend this book. You're going to fall in love with Flossie Jayne. I love the history poured into this book as well. I can't say enough good things about it, really. You will not be disappointed.