Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist ~ Review

Tiffany GirlLucie's Review:

Flossie Jayne has a passion for painting, and studies art at the art school, but is forced to quit, due to lack of funds. So she get's a job working for Mr. Tiffany in his department store. She finds a place to live in a boarding house where she makes new friends interacting with all of the boarders, besides Reeve Wilder, who is a newspaper columnist who keeps to himself.

Reeve is on the hunt for a new story for New Women's, in his frustration with Flossie he writes a satire piece based on her titled, Marylee Merrily. When the positive responses come pouring in he has no choice but to continue the piece in hopes that Flossie won't learn the truth.

Mr. Tiffany is building a chapel for the World's Fair, and is hiring extra girls because the men are on strike and refuse to work.

A wonderfully richly detailed historical novel. Wonderful characters that grow and develop over the course of the story. I especially loved the illustrations that really helped to capture the setting and times that hey were living in.

Flossie is an optimistic heroine, who has an indomitable determination about her that helps her win the day, even when things are their bleakest.

Overall, this novel captured a full range of emotion, from light-hearted moments, to deep ones of poignancy. Slow to start, and a bit on the long side, this book quickly picked up speed. I loved how it showed what life was like for a girl finding her way in 1892.

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