It Happened At The Fair by Deanne Gist

Friday, May 17, 2013


















More about It Happened at the Fair

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?

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 Deeanne Gist---known to her family, friends, and fans as Dee---has rocketed up bestseller lists and captured readers everywhere with her very fun, very original historicals. She has received numerous RITA nominations, two consecutive Christy Awards, and rave reviews. Deeanne has a background in education and journalism and a degree from Texas A&M. She has written for People, Parents, and Parenting. She lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband and has four grown children. She has a very active online community on her website at IWantHerBook.com and at Facebook.com/DeesFriends.
 
 
 
Deeanne Gist is celebrating the release of It Happened at the Fair with an iPad Mini Giveaway and a Live Author Chat Webcast event {5/22}!


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One "fair" winner will receive:



  • An iPad Mini

  • A $25 iTunes gift card


Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 21st. Winner will be announced at the "It Happened at the Fair" Live Webcast Event on May 22nd. Connect with Deeanne for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Deeanne will also be taking questions from the audience and giving away books and fun gift certificates throughout the evening.





So grab your copy of It Happened at the Fair and join Deeanne and friends on the evening of May 22nd for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)







Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 22nd!

 
My Thoughts:
It's 1893 and the Chicago World's Fair has arrived with all it's pomp and circumstance.  Bringing inventor's from all over the country.  Cullen is a young cotton farmer from North Carolina, who has horrible allergies to cotton, but loves his father and is willing to endure anything for him since the death of his mother. He has God-given talent for mechanics which is how he ends up at the world fair. He has created a sprinkler system that will go off in a fire, saving lives. While at the fair he realizes that with all the loud noise he is unable to hear, so he hires Della, who teaches the impaired children, to help him read lips. 
In true Deanne style we see the struggle that Cullen is going to have, between Della and his girl, Wanda, back home. It doesn't seem that six months is long enough for this fair or for Cullen.
 
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