Book rating: Up All Night’er
You can’t really ever go wrong with a Gist book. She is a masterful author. Her stories are beautifully written and just downright fabulous. This book is no exception.
Tillie Reece is a beautiful young girl who works at the Vanderbilt's mansion and dreams of being Lady Vanderbilt's personal maid. (First of all, I want to warn you that Tillie is gorgeous. So freaking gorgeous in fact that I felt like I wanted to go take some arsenic—just be prepared.) Her brother also works at the mansion and she feels like this is what she has been born to do—until she meets…dun, dun, duuuun…Mack Danvers. (Can you hear it? The sound of a thousand screaming girls running in a frenzy at the mention of his name?) Mack is another AMAZING leading man who defies all logic and reason. (I’m not really sure what that’s really supposed to mean….) Anyway, do you have a feeling these two good-looking people will end up together? You would be right...
Through some fortuitous turn of events, Mack is asked to work as a footman at the mansion. Tillie, is asked to tutor and train him. How lucky for them both, hmmmmm?
Their relationship blossoms, but Tillie isn’t sure if she can give up her life at the mansion. And when they discover a terrible cover-up at the orphanage, things begin to change rapidly. Oh, oh, oh you cannot NOT like this book.
I think I will read this one again this summer. I could use a fun read. The only question is-- can I read about Tillie's beauty without thoughts of suicide? I will just have to make sure I have my hair done, and plenty of make-up on.