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It Happened at the Fair



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Author
Gist, Deeanne
Descriptors
Christian Fiction
Deafness
Farm Life
Fire fighters
Fires
Gentle Reads
Historical Romance
Inspirational Fiction
Inspirational Romance
Inventors
Romance-Inspirational
World's Fair
Location/Setting:
Chicago, Illinois
Time Period:
1890s
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Summary
At his father's insistence, Cullen McNamara leaves his family's North Carolina cotton farm and travels to the 1893 Chicago World's Fair to advertise his new invention, an automatic sprinkler system. The noise inside the exhibit hall makes it impossible for Cullen, who is losing his hearing, to communicate with potential buyers. He meets Della Wentworth, a teacher of the deaf, and hires her to teach him lip-reading. Sparks fly and soon the two have trouble keeping their minds on lessons. Cullen is torn between his family obligations, a girl back home, dreams to be an inventor, and his newly discovered attraction to Della.
Critique
The "White City" comes alive in what is a perfect combination of historical fiction and gentle romance. This work of Christian fiction entertains and educates. Added bonuses are the inclusion of pictures and drawings of the actual Fair buildings.
ISBN
9781451692372
  iBistro
# of Pages
404
Published
2013
Formats
Reviewer's Initials: CO


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