Book Review: Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist

Okay, I love Deeanne Gist’s books as it is, but have you seen this stunning cover? Sold me on the book immediately! How beautiful is that?

And the inside is even better.

Flossie Jayne is a “New Woman,” full of ideas, hopes, and ambitions, wanting to make her mark in the world. A mark the 1893 world isn’t ready for. Raised in a male-dominated society, Flossie thrusts her parent’s ideals aside and grasps an opportunity to work for Tiffany’s glass company.

She wants to be a famous artist, and this is a huge leap in the right direction.

Her parents are horrified she has a job and is living in a boardinghouse, but does that stop Flossie? Not at all.

Flossie discovers the world she imagined is not as rosy as she thought it was, nor are her dreams easy or without pain. And that pesky next-door boarder? She doesn’t know whether to force him to be happy–like she always is–or leave him alone altogether.

Deeanne Gist tells this flawless story in her no-nonsense way, connecting you deeply to her characters, and leaving your head swimming with the many details on the creation of Tiffany glass.

I will never be able to look at Tiffany’s masterpieces the same! I always thought they were beautiful, but knowing all the detailed work that went into those lovely pieces of art has left me astounded!

You must give this book a try, whether you are a Deeanne Gist fan or not. Her books–all of her books–have a depth to the characters and an intense storyline you do not want to miss.

Deeanne Gist delivered in Tiffany Girl, and I enjoyed every second I spent in her world.

What is your favorite Deeanne Gist book?

In Him,


Tiffany Girl

Tiffany Girl

Genre: Historical Fiction
Flossie Jayne has dreams, goals, ambitions--something a woman in 1893 Chicago has no business having. Not unless they involve getting married or having children. Yet Flossie dreams of being an artist--not just an artist, a GREAT artist--and is thrilled when Louis Tiffany offers her a job creating his famous Tiffany's glass. Her parents? Not so much. I absolutely loved reading this adventure of Flossie's quest for freedom and independence, and all the mistakes she makes along the way. Such a good book!
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About the Book

From the bestselling author of It Happened at the Fair and Fair Play comes a compelling historical novel about a progressive “New Woman”—the girl behind Tiffany’s chapel—and the love that threatens it all.

As preparations for the 1893 World’s Fair set Chicago and the nation on fire, Louis Tiffany—heir to the exclusive Fifth Avenue jewelry empire—seizes the opportunity to unveil his state-of-the-art, stained glass, mosaic chapel, the likes of which the world has never seen.

But when Louis’s dream is threatened by a glassworkers’ strike months before the Fair opens, he turns to an unforeseen source for help: the female students at the Art Students League of New York. Eager for adventure, the young women pick up their skirts, move to boarding houses, take up steel cutters, and assume new identities as the “Tiffany Girls.”

Tiffany Girl is the heartwarming story of the impetuous Flossie Jayne, a beautiful, budding artist who is handpicked by Louis to help complete the Tiffany chapel. Though excited to live in a boarding house when most women stayed home, she quickly finds the world is less welcoming than anticipated. From a Casanova male, to an unconventional married couple, and a condescending singing master, she takes on a colorful cast of characters to transform the boarding house into a home while racing to complete the Tiffany chapel and make a name for herself in the art world.

As challenges mount, her ambitions become threatened from an unexpected quarter: her own heart. Who will claim victory? Her dreams or the captivating boarder next door?

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