Fair Play by Deeanne Gist
Reviewed by Teresa S. Mathews
Deeanne Gist has once again blown me out of the water with another magnificent story set during the exciting time of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Here this beautiful story unfolds and we meet a young woman that has overcome many obstacles to graduate Cum Laude from the University of Michigan with a Doctorate of Medicine. You would think with such prestigious credentials Dr. Billy Jack Tate would have patients beating down her door; but once they find out that Dr. Tate is not a man, most refuse her help.
Scott Hunter, a Texas Ranger had been chosen to be a guard at the World’s Fair, he knows it’s quite a privilege but it’s not the exciting work he is used to as a Ranger. Until he catches a frivolously clad lady entering a basement building backside first. The lady claimed to be the guest speaker of the meeting that day but that was a story that was hard to swallow finding her as he had. Goodness knows he had tried to catch a glimpse of her face but all he caught was a glimpse of a part he knows he shouldn't have seen.
Billy Jack was running late for her speaking engagement and could not believe the abrupt guard wouldn't let her in the building, after being threatened with arrest Billy Jack backed off. When a lady out of the crowd told Billy she could get her in, she never dreamed it would be through a window in the basement and directly in the path of a handsome guard.
The next time Billy and Scott meet is even more embarrassing as Scott is in desperate need of a doctor and when Billy walks in poor Scott would rather die than tell her his problem. This is where the fun begins for these two stubborn, hardworking individuals and where it ends is so beautiful my words would fail to do it justice, so just grab a copy of it and jump right in. You will NOT be disappointed! I love how Deeanne dealt with some of the problems and prejudices of this era. I have enjoyed all of Deeanne’s books and I don’t think I have had a favorite until now. This one had me running the gamut of emotions from laughter to tears. Deeanne is a truly remarkable storyteller!!
***Thanks to Howard Books and Net Galley for providing me a copy of this in exchange for my honest opinion.***
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