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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)|
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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."
LarikSan Antonio, TXAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5lovelyJanuary 2, 2015LarikSan Antonio, TXAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Fun, Historical, Touching, and very Teaching story!!!
Even though our Texas Ranger was hand picked for his manly figure, he hasn't seen it all until he met our Doctor Billy Jack Tate with very feminine figure but with mind manly enough to even rival his. try and guard that woman. The whole Fair ground want getting in as much trouble a her. But no matter how much of man's world we try to take over we will still be women and this book i perfect eye opener. we are engineered from inside to be women, we will never be truly happy until we accept our God-given role in life. So at the end of this book ms Billy isn't making a sacrifice she is taking a step in the right direction.
I was very touched by all the poverty and the straggle against it. the injustice in imprisonment was disconcerting and i'm glad for the people who were key to making changes in our government system. Deeanne Gist did exceptional job with this story and i believe its her best one yet!!!
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Howard Books, through netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion.
Janie5 Stars Out Of 5Fair PlayNovember 3, 2014JanieQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Absolutely loved this book. Deanne, never disappoints! The scenes are so real with the characters demonstrating a full range of emotion, with engaging dialog. The story is told with timeless details from the Chicago World's Fair and pulls the reader into its' grip before they realize it. I love the way Deanne blends God's love with romance history, and humor.
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.