Yeah, I’m browsing still….and yes, I just sent through another post just a while ago ((And the fridge is still chirping here!)) But I just came across this freebie and wanted to pass it along.
Maid to Match by Deanne Gist is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 52 customer reviews.
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
Tillie Reese, a bright young woman hindered by the extreme poverty in the mountains of New York, gets the job of her dreams—a position as a housemaid in George Vanderbilt’s Biltmore Estate.
Surrounded by beauty and opulence, Tillie doesn’t mind the physical demands of being a servant. Meanwhile, Mack Danver will do anything to save money so he can get his sister out of the school for orphans.
His twin brother, Earl, is a footman for the Vanderbilts, and when Mrs. Vanderbilt sees Mack, she decides to make the handsome brothers a “matched set.” Although well read, Mack is a mountain man at heart, and he hates being at the beck and call of the privileged upper class.
However, the need to save his sister trumps his distaste. Then it’s love at first sight for Mack and Tillie, but rules against the help dating each other make Tillie fight her attraction with all the strength she can muster.
Gist’s snapshot of the lives of late-nineteenth-century servants is rich in detail, and readers will root for Gist’s characters as they face one difficult situation after another with courage and faith. Another crowd-pleaser from this popular author.
Why did this one intrigue me? I’ve visited the Vanderbilt Biltmore Estate many times, and I know as I read this, I’ll be able to picture just what goes on. The servant’s quarters at Biltmore were really interesting…((Yes, there was ONE sewing machine on display, but no quilts!))
I just thought this would be an enjoyable easy fictional read that takes place in a historical spot that is not far from me….in fact, I’ll be going right by here on my way home tomorrow.
Get it now while it’s free! It might not be later ----