I received a copy of Tiffany Girl in exchange for my honest review.
This is actually the first book that I have read by this author. I had heard great things about her books but had not had a chance to read one yet. So when I got a chance to review Tiffany Girl, I was excited to read something new. And I certainly was not disappointed! This book was fabulous! I loved the historical part about the Tiffany girl’s as well as the setting from the 1893 World’s Fair. This novel had some humor, romance and a hint of mystique all rolled into one.There is also an author’s note in the back explaining which parts of the book were based on historical information and which parts she fictionalized. I loved that part as well. I look forward to reading more novels from this author, especially the other two books set during the World Fair. 5 stars!
Book description (from Goodreads):
As preparations for the 1893 World’s Fair set Chicago and the nation on fire, Louis Tiffany—heir to the exclusive Fifth Avenue jewelry empire—seizes the opportunity to unveil his state-of-the-art, stained glass, mosaic chapel, the likes of which the world has never seen.
But when Louis’s dream is threatened by a glassworkers’ strike months before the Fair opens, he turns to an unforeseen source for help: the female students at the New York Art Institute. Eager for adventure, the young women pick up their skirts, move to boarding houses, take up steel cutters, and assume new identities as the “Tiffany Girls.”
Tiffany Girls is the heartwarming story of the impetuous Flossie Jayne, a beautiful, budding artist who is handpicked by Louis to help complete the Tiffany chapel. Though excited to live in a boarding house when most women stayed home, she quickly finds the world is less welcoming than anticipated. From a Casanova male, to an unconventional married couple, and a condescending singing master, she takes on a colorful cast of characters to transform the boarding house into a home while racing to complete the Tiffany chapel and make a name for herself in the art world.
As challenges mount, her ambitions become threatened from an unexpected quarter: her own heart. Who will claim victory? Her dreams or the captivating boarder next door?