Sunday, June 20, 2010

Maid to Match by Deeanne Gist

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Maid to Match
Bethany House (June 1, 2010)

Deeanne Gist


After a short career in elementary education, Deeanne Gist retired to raise her four children. Over the course of the next fifteen years, she ran a home accessory and antique business, became a member of the press, wrote freelance journalism for national publications such as People, Parents, Parenting, Family Fun, Houston Chronicle and Orlando Sentinel, and acted as CFO for her husband’s small engineering firm--all from the comforts of home.

Squeezed betwixt-and-between all this, she read romance novels by the truckload and even wrote a couple of her own. While those unpublished manuscripts rested on the shelf, she founded a publishing corporation for the purpose of developing, producing and marketing products that would reinforce family values, teach children responsibility and provide character building activities.

After a few short months of running her publishing company, Gist quickly discovered being a "corporate executive" was not where her gifts and talents lie. In answer to Gist’s fervent prayers, God sent a mainstream publisher to her door who licensed her parenting I Did It!® product line and committed to publish the next generation of her system, thus freeing Gist to return to her writing.

Eight months later, she sold A Bride Most Begrudging to Bethany House Publishers. Since that debut, her very original, very fun romances have rocketed up the bestseller lists and captured readers everywhere. Add to this two consecutive Christy Awards, two RITA nominations, rave reviews, and a growing loyal fan base, and you’ve got one recipe for success.

Her 2010 books, Beguiled and Maid To Match are now available for order.

Gist lives in Texas with her husband of twenty-seven years and their two border collies. They have four grown children. Visit her blog to find out the most up-to-the-minute news about Dee.


Falling in love could cost her everything.

From the day she arrived 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 proper servant etiquette, the resulting sparks threaten Tillie's efforts to be chosen as Edith Vanderbilt's lady's maid, After all, the one rule of the house is no romance below stairs.

But the stakes rise even higher when Mack and Tillie become entangles in a cover-up at the town orphanage. They could both lose their jobs, their aspirations...their hearts.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Maid to Match, go HERE.

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Deanna said...

Going to the Biltmore in three weeks... LOVED this book!

Posted with review!

Michelle Sutton said...

Will be up late tomorrow night with review. I'm halfway through the book now!

Rulan said...

Mine are posted.

Deborah Vogts said...

posting in a few minutes. ;)

Stephanie said...

Posted here!

abi said...

Abi at Lighter Side has new site. Books will now be posted at
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Maid to Match is posted here

Anonymous said...


Nora St.LAurent
Finding Hope Through Fiction

Winter said...

Posted, due to a pinched nerve in my back, my review will come later.

Lynetta said...

Posted with review. Great book!

Heart2Heart said...

Here's my review link up and running. Completely enjoyed getting lost in this book!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

CarlybirdK said...


Thank you.

Jennifer AlLee said...

Posted with short review

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with review.

April Erwin said...

Mine's up. LOVED this one.

Pepper Basham said...

Up and reviewed. FANTASTIC book

Tarasview said...


Molly(Buukluvr81) said...

Posting @Book Reviews later this evening with a review! Thanks!

Becky said...

My review is up:

Jim Thompson said...

Posted at One Small Stone

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Jasmine said...


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Janna said...

Posted with review, my favorite Deeanne book so far!

Cara Putman said...

loved this book. Up with a review

Lynn said...

Great book.. My review is posted..

Jason said...

Posted the blurb

Cheryl Klarich said...

Up with comments at the end. I really liked Deanna's review with cool pictures of the Biltmore.

Mozi Esme said...

Great book!

loves to read said...

The book was great! posted with short review.