Monday, April 25, 2016

Tiffany Girl

Hello again!  Tonight I am sharing Tiffany Girl with you.  This is another of those books that I got behind on while my father was ill. I am determined to catch up (I will not concede defeat).  Some great books come out on Tuesday, April 26 (book release day). House of the Hanging Jade by Amy Reade and Promised to the Crown by Aimie Runyan are two of them.  

Tiffany Girl by Deanne Gist is the story of Florence Jayne who wants more out of life.  Her father has decided she can no longer take her painting classes (because he spent the money for tuition on gambling).  Flossie (as she is called) decided to get a job outside the home to finance her classes. One-day Louis Comfort Tiffany comes to the New York School for Applied Design (Flossie’s school).  Mr. Tiffany is looking for female works to help complete his windows for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.  Mr. Tiffany is building a chapel with twelve windows.  Because of a strike with the Lead Glaziers and Glass Cutters’ Unions, they need workers.  Flossie is lucky enough to be one of the ladies picked.  Flossie cannot believe her luck (no she has to tell her parents).  Flossie finds a room at Klausmeyer Boardinghouse and believes these people will be her family (she is extremely naïve).  Reeve Wilder, a reporter for The New York World, lives across the hall.  Reeve finds Flossie to be extremely annoying and a disrupting influence. He does, though, find her to be an inspiration for his writing.  See how Flossie navigates life on her own as she becomes a Tiffany Girl.

Tiffany Girl is basically a long, drawn out romance novel.  There is not enough in the book regarding Tiffany and the windows.  The fair barely rates a chapter.  Flossie is an extremely naïve young woman who had no idea what real life was like outside her home.  I just expected more from the book.  The writing is okay (a little stilted) and I felt the book was too long.  It could have ended much sooner (many things could have been edited from the book).  I give Tiffany Girl 3 out of 5 stars.  The ending is expected (you know what is going to happen from the moment Flossie and Reeve meet).

You can follow Deanne Gist on Amazon to get updates of her latest novels.  I received a complimentary copy of Tiffany Girl from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I wanted to let you know that I really do appreciate all of you that stop by and read my reviews.  Thank you so much.  Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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