Tiffany Girl

Tiffany Girl

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"From the bestselling author of It Happened at the Fair and Fair Play comes a compelling historical novel about a progressive "New Woman"--the girl behind Tiffany's chapel--and the love that threatens it all. 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 Art Students League of New York. 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 Girl 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?"-- Provided by publisher
Includes discussion questions
Publisher: New York : Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2015
Edition: First Howard Books trade paperback edition
ISBN: 9781451692440
Characteristics: xii, 512 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Bookworm2847 May 02, 2016

I absolutely love this book. It was fiction, but with many interesting facts regarding Tiffany & Co. Also a wonderful love story.

Sep 03, 2015

Very well written. I love Deeanne Gist and her attention to historical detail. She does some good research to back up her books - Tiffany Girl was no different. I was, at times, frustrated with the way women acted or were treated in the novel, but (as Gist explains in an author's note) that's really how things were back in the 1890s. It was very fascinating look into the women who helped Louis C. Tiffany prepare for the Chicago World's Fair and the lives of everyday women who wanted a little bit more than "the ideal" of being a wife, mother and homemaker.
True to style, this is a fairly clean romance novel. There is some passionate kissing and PG-PG13ish scene at very end up the book, but it's all innuendo and leading up to what happens after the book ends - nothing detailed or graphic, just a man helping his wife undress and talking about how long it takes "for a girl to become a woman". I'm fairly conservative and I felt comfortable reading it, but younger or SUPER conservative audiences might not.

Jul 07, 2015

Really enjoyed this book. Have also read "Clara and Mr. Tiffany". Reading these books peaked my interest in Tiffany stained glass. The library has several books with great pictures of art talked about in both these books.


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Sep 03, 2015

chelle_belle thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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