Fair Play

Deeanne Gist (Author)


From the bestselling author of It Happened at the Fair comes a historical love story about a lady doctor and a Texas Ranger who meet at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.

Saddled with a man's name, the captivating Billy Jack Tate makes no apologies

Product Details

Howard Books
Publish Date
May 06, 2014
5.4 X 8.3 X 1.3 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Deeanne Gist has rocketed up bestseller lists and captured readers everywhere with her very fun, very original historical novels. She has won the National Readers' Choice Award, Booksellers' Best Award, USA Best Books Award, and stellar reviews. With a background in education and journalism, Deeanne has written for People, Parents, and Parenting magazines. Visit her online at IWantHerBook.com and at Facebook.com/DeesFriends.


The glitter and excitement of the 1893 World's Fair--depicted in charming photographs interspersed with the text--is the colorful backdrop for Gist's novel, which pits a determined woman doctor and a Texas Ranger in a battle of wills that's brighter than any fairground fireworks. Gist delivers a lovely story brimming with touching emotions and carrying a message about love, commitment, and our duty to care for children that will resonate with readers.-- "Romantic Times (four stars)"
Gist seamlessly incorporates fascinating historical details about the 1893 World's Fair and Chicago into Fair Play, which not only tugs at readers' heartstrings but also shows how the seeds of the national playground movement were sown. Fans of both faith-based historical romance and historical fiction will be delighted with this entertaining addition to Christy Award-winning Gist's World's Fair trilogy.-- "Booklist"
Fair Play charms the heart and warms the soul. Deeanne Gist is an absolute treasure!--Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author "Booklist"
"[I] laughed so hard at their first full scene together I cried my mascara off.--Deanna Raybourn, New York Times bestselling author of City of Jasmine "Booklist"
Gist's work is comical, sassy, and sweet.--Deanna Raybourn, New York Times bestselling author of City of Jasmine "Publishers Weekly"
Gist's historical romances have increasingly gained popularity, combining witty dialog, well-balanced plots, and fully developed characters who seem almost real.--Deanna Raybourn, New York Times bestselling author of City of Jasmine "Library Journal"