Maid to Match
by Deeanne Gist
This is one of my favorite books! No kidding. I owned it in print a few years ago, but it got mixed in with some other books that were sold. When we recently visted the Biltmore Estate I had to buy it again (for my Kindle this time so I wouldn’t loose it again.)
Deeanne Gist does such a wonderful job with her characters and settings, I feel like I’m there and living the story of Mack and Tillie. She gives vivid, detailed descriptions of the estate as well as the duties of each employee. The daily lives of Tillie and Mack are outlined and described as if you were a fly on the wall. The sweet growth of their feelings and how things come together is a great story.
The descriptions, though superb, are overshadowed by the feelings and motives of the characters. You feel what they feel. No reader can ask for more. I would highly recommend this book!