Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Review: Maid to Match by Deeanne Gist
From the day she arrives at the Biltmore, Tillie Reese is dazzled—by the riches of the Vanderbilts and by Mack Danvers, a mountain man turned footman. When Tillie is enlisted to help tame Mack's rugged behavior by tutoring him in the ways of refined society, the resulting sparks threaten Tillie's efforts to be chosen as Edith Vanderbilt's lady's maid.
But the stakes rise even higher when Mack and Tillie become entangled in a cover-up at the town orphanage. They could both lose their jobs...and their hearts.
Every now and then I like to read a pathetic romance novel. I usually stick to books categorized under "Christian Romance" because they tend to be sexless, clean romances. This book was a fun break from my usual selection of entertainment.
As far as plots go, it wasn't anything spectacular. Most of these books are painfully obvious, but it was set in a fun time period and gave a glimpse into the lives of servants that lived a hundred years ago. I didn't know that servants could never marry. Choosing to be a house servant meant you were to be a spinster (or bachelor) for the duration of your employment.
Other than the plot of the book being rather predictable, it was an enjoyable read with plenty of interaction between the heroine, Tillie and her love interest, Mack. It was an easy and fairly short book, so I would definitely recommend it to anyone that wants to lose themselves in a clean romance for an afternoon.
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Bethany House (June 1, 2010)
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