Review of book "Fair Play" by Deeanne Gist
I really liked this book but I'm giving it 4 stars out of 5 because it felt a little too long for me and drawn out in some parts. I loved Dr. Tates personality and her struggles to be a female professional in a mans world in the 1800s. Her struggles were realistic with her desire to be married with children, but still have a career to help people. Hunter, a Texas Ranger, was the perfect male hero for this story. He was a hard worker, kind and stood for whats right. There were lots of funny moments through out the book, but also very sad descriptive moments that were true to that time period. I would definitely recommend this book-great clean historical fiction!! Romance and drama.
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 for taking on a man’s profession. As a doctor at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, she is one step closer to having her very own medical practice—until Hunter Scott asks her to give it all up to become his wife.
Hunter is one of the elite. A Texas Ranger and World’s Fair guard specifically chosen for his height, physique, character, and skill. Hailed as the toughest man west of any place east, he has no patience for big cities and women who think they belong anywhere but home…
Despite their difference of opinion on the role of women, Hunter and Billy find a growing attraction between them—until Hunter discovers an abandoned baby in the corner of a White City exhibit. He and Billy team up to make sure this foundling isn’t left in the slums of Chicago with only the flea-riddled, garbage-infested streets for a playground. As they fight for the underprivileged children in the Nineteenth Ward, an entire Playground Movement is birthed. But when the Fair comes to an end, one of them will have to give up their dream.
Will Billy exchange her doctor’s shingle for the domesticated role of a southern wife, or will Hunter abandon the wide open spaces of home for a life in the “gray city,” a woman who insists on being the wage earner, and a group of ragamuffins who need more than a playground for breathing space?
I received a free E-copy of this book from NetGalley.com in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.