I've been wanting to read Maid to Match by Deeanne Gist for quite some time now. The only reason I've been putting it off, was that I wasn't convinced that a book about maids would capture my attention. Knowing Dee, I should have known better. I'm only a few pages in, and already I'm fascinated by the world she has created, and in love with the characters. I simply adore Deeanne's books! She does historical romance very well, and manages to concoct beautiful love stories without the need to cross the boundaries of propriety at every turn. Maid to Match is quite the fan favourite having won many awards, and has also just been nominated for a RITA, the Oscars of romance writers! See all the awards this wonderful author has been nominated for and/or won here.
From the day she arrives at the Biltmore, Tillie Reese is dazzled by the riches of the Vanderbilts, and by Mack Danvers, a mountain man turned footman. When Tillie is enlisted to help tame Mack's rugged behavior by tutoring him in proper servant etiquette, the resulting sparks threaten Tillie's efforts to be chosen as Edith Vanderbilt's lady's maid. After all, the one rule of the house is no romance below stairs.
But the stakes rise even higher when Mack and Tillie become entangled in a cover-up at the town orphanage. They could both lose their jobs, their aspirations... and their hearts ~ Deeanne Gist's Website.