...And I think this one is my new favorite from her. : )
Set during the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, this novel is full of history and wonderful facts, while mingled with a sweet love story.
I really loved the history in this one. So many great detail about this exceptional fair.
If I could only go back in time...
I would love to have visited this fair.
Deeanne writes in her Author's Notes about including these details and facts:
"I depicted the rest of the exhibits in the novel as accurately as I could, though I had to leave out a TON of details in order to keep the pace moving. I didn't come anywhere close to describing even the tip of the iceberg. There were hundreds of thousands of them - all wonderful, interesting, and fascinating. The novel would have been a bazillion pages long if I'd tried to squeeze them all in. Still, I absolutely hated leaving them out. : ( "
Even with that said, there was plenty of history and details to excite this reader. : )
Though she couldn't include everything about the fair, she did include lots of great photos and drawing at the beginning of each chapter. I LOVED this! I'm a visual learner and these were so cool to look at while reading. They also helped me to envision the characters as they experienced the fair.
Here are a few included in the book:
|Court of honor and Grand Basin as Viewed from the Peristyle|
And here are a few examples of the tickets sold at the fair:
As well as the history of the 1893 World's Fair, there was a lovely story to this novel.
Cullen is sent to the fair by his father to promote his invention of an automatic sprinkle.
Della is a teacher for the deaf and working in the Children's Building.
I loved how Deeanne incorporated an historical event into their meeting, but you'll have to read the book to find out how. : )
I really enjoyed this one. Both reading about their adventures at the fair as well as their struggles.
I would recommend this one to history fans and Christian fiction fans alike.
Buy it HERE on Amazon