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Hunter is one of the elite. A Texas Ranger and World's Fair guard specifically chosen for his height, physique, character, and skill. Hailed as the toughest man west of any place east, he has no patience for big cities and women who think they belong anywhere but home.
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Howard Books
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 5.50 X 8.38 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: World's Fair
Tempest in the White City: An eShort Prelude to It Happened at the Fair - eBookDeeanne GistHoward Books / 2013 / ePub$0.994.5 Stars Out Of 5 4 ReviewsAvailability: In StockCBD Stock No: WW36971EB
Saddled with a man’s name, the captivating Billy Jack Tate makes no apologies for taking on a man’s profession. As a doctor at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, she is one step closer to having her very own medical practice—until Hunter Scott asks her to give it all up to become his wife.
Hunter is one of the elite. A Texas Ranger and World’s Fair guard specifically chosen for his height, physique, character, and skill. Hailed as the toughest man west of any place east, he has no patience for big cities and women who think they belong anywhere but home…
Despite their difference of opinion on the role of women, Hunter and Billy find a growing attraction between them—until Hunter discovers an abandoned baby in the corner of a White City exhibit. He and Billy team up to make sure this foundling isn’t left in the slums of Chicago with only the flea-riddled, garbage-infested streets for a playground. As they fight for the underprivileged children in the Nineteenth Ward, an entire Playground Movement is birthed. But when the Fair comes to an end, one of them will have to give up their dream.
Will Billy exchange her doctor’s shingle for the domesticated role of a southern wife, or will Hunter abandon the wide open spaces of home for a life in the “gray city,” a woman who insists on being the wage earner, and a group of ragamuffins who need more than a playground for breathing space?
"Gist seamlessly incorporates fascinating historical details about the 1893 World’s Fair and Chicago into Fair Play, which not only tugs at readers’ heartstrings but also shows how the seeds of the national playground movement were sown. Fans of both faith-based historical romance and historical fiction will be delighted with this entertaining addition to Christy Award–winning Gist’s World’s Fair trilogy."
"Fair Play charms the heart and warms the soul. Deeanne Gist is an absolute treasure!"
“[I] laughed so hard at their first full scene together I cried my mascara off."
"Gist's work is comical, sassy, and sweet."
"Gist's historical romances have increasingly gained popularity, combining witty dialog, well-balanced plots, and fully developed characters who seem almost real."
VickieSouthern IllinoisAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Fair PlayOctober 24, 2014VickieSouthern IllinoisAge: 55-65Gender: femaleLoved the book
SheriffMAAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5i am Gods womanSeptember 27, 2014SheriffMAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Deanne did an awesome job bringing to life the struggle of women trying to live in a man's working world. (Amongst other story lines about the poor, lack of child labor laws, prejudice, justice system, etc) i love especially how she was able to show her character's inability to realize that as a women she needed to recognize that she was still physically weak, and that she constantly placed herself in a vulneable sometimes compromisng position. Through funny interaction it was neat to see how the sexes thought very differently. Her character, Dr Tate had to learn her limitations and accept them as well as understand she had a God given desire to fur-fill a greater role that God natually instilled in us women. the desire to be a mother, the desire to be a wife.
deanne brought that all to light without losing the respect women played in history as leaders, docotors, servants of the Lord, etc.
well done! i saw myself in this story, as a young zealous female, and saw my mistakes, my arrogance, and my naivety. great moral story for all young women to learn today.
the romance showed how both characters fell naturally in their God given desire for each other. once again reminding us that we are women, man is man and marriage is Good! I would love my daughter to read it, it does have some sensuality, however it only realistically shows the struggle and again how God created us with a desire to complete and fur fill the opposite sex in God's timing of course.
Loved the book.
Karen D.Rutland VTAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Fair PlayAugust 22, 2014Karen D.Rutland VTAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Enjoyed the historic back ground of the book. Grabs you in the story.
J KayAge: 55-65Gender: female1 Stars Out Of 5Found the pictures interestingAugust 21, 2014J KayAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 2Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1I liked the historical aspect and the pictures, but that was it. I felt like the only thing Hunter was interested in was getting into Dr. Billy's pants. Where was God in this book? I will not recommend this book, and I will not reread it.
The Quiet EccentricCanadaAge: Under 18Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful!June 15, 2014The Quiet EccentricCanadaAge: Under 18Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I opened this book late in the evening.
I should really know better by now. I mean, I'm such a sucker for cute historical romance, so needless to say... I didn't get a lot of sleep that night. Now, although I read it on a somewhat sleep-deprived brain, I can honestly say that I loved it and considering I've read almost everything Deeanne Gist has ever wrote, it's a pretty big deal when I say that this book was one of her best. Not only was it well-written, romantic and sweet, but it also had a lot of depth to it.
The only warning I have for you is that it wasn't overly Christian. If you're looking for a novel that screams Jesus from the rooftops, then you won't be satisfied with this book. I'm thinking Deeanne is veering more into the historical fiction rather then the "Christian fiction" label, because although the story mentioned God, faith didn't play a key role.
Other then that, it was great! I highly recommend it to all you ladies who would love a good romance between the stubborn feminist doctor and the handsome Texas Ranger. Our male protagonist was quiet dashing, and I enjoyed getting to know both him and our heroine.