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Maid to Match by Deeanne Gist
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Oct 19, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: historical, fiction, read-2011, kindle

Light historical fiction which I read on my Kindle during a flight from the UK. The story is set in the USA, and features Tillie, head housemaid in a wealthy home. She - at the urging of her mother over many years - hopes in time to become personal maid to the lady of the household. Work is hard, but the prestige and pay seem enticing.

Then onto the scene arrives Mack, twin brother to Earl who is another of the servants in the household where Tillie works. Earl is rather a ladies' man but Mack is rougher, and at first clashes quite badly with Tillie - and others - until his humanitarian side is revealed.

It's interesting as social history, based on a real estate with some historical characters, although the story itself - and the staff in the house - are all fictional. There's a plot involving an orphanage too, with a most unpleasant manager, and some quite shocking events. And there's the inevitable love story.

Pleasant light reading that was ideal for the Kindle. It was free to download, although it's no longer free.
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