Monday, May 13, 2013

Book Review ~ It Happened at the Fair by Deeanne Gist

It Happened at the Fair

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Title:  "It Happened at the Fair"
Series:  It Happened at the Fair Book 1
Author:  Deeanne Gist
Publisher:  Howard Books
Publication Date:  4/9/13
Pages:  409

Book Description:

A transporting historical novel about a promising young inventor, his struggle with loss, and the attractive teacher who changes his life, all set against the razzle-dazzle of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.

Gambling everything, including the family farm, Cullen McNamara travels to the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with his most recent invention. But the noise in the Fair’s Machinery Palace makes it impossible to communicate with potential buyers. In an act of desperation, he hires Della Wentworth, a teacher of the deaf, to tutor him in the art of lip-reading.

The young teacher is reluctant to participate, and Cullen has trouble keeping his mind on his lessons while intently watching her lips. Like the newly invented Ferris Wheel, he is caught in a whirl between his girl back home, his dreams as an inventor, and his unexpected attraction to his new tutor. Can he keep his feet on the ground, or will he be carried away?

My Overall Feeling of the Book:

This book was so interesting. The details about the World's Fair were amazingly written. I could picture it clearly in my mind. I loved that there were also pictures of the fair to help create the scene in my imagination.

I loved both main characters, Della and Cullen. Some of their antics and quirks were hilarious.

I was glad to read as they overcame the obstacles between them and made their way to each other.

Another great book by Ms. Gist!

A Brief Excerpt:
"Della couldn't believe the noise in Machinery Hall.  How did Cullen stand it?"
 Page 139

The Cover:

This cover is GORGEOUS!  But...I can't help thinking how dirty that white lacy dress would get if I were the one wearing it!

Other Notes:

~  Gist fans should NOT miss out on this book!



On to the next book,

1 comment:

  1. I read some of this author long ago and liked her then and now this book really sounds like a great story, I like the ones that describe area they are in so well and you make this one seem like it is so. I will be anxious to read this one and you are right the cover is beautiful, I usually fall in love with the covers and want the book.
    thanks for sharing your comments.
    Paula O(


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