Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #96: Fair Play

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're
eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Fair Play by Deeanne Gist
Howard Books-May 6, 2014

About the Book
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?

Why I Want It
I've enjoyed all of Deeanne's novels and I'm sure this will be no different! Also I loved the bit of these characters we got in their novella Tempest in the White City so I'm looking forward to seeing how it plays out!


Unknown said...

Sounds a bit like Dr. Queen, except there was no Texas ranger there, but still :)
Great choice!

Here's my WOW.

Shane @ItchingforBooks said...

I like the cover and description. Thanks for sharing :)

Happy Wednesday!

My WoW

Leydy said...

This sounds interesting! Nice pick.
Check out our WOW of this week.

Leydy @OUaT & RCE

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