It Happened at the Fair

It Happened at the Fair

A Novel

Book - 2013
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Gambling everything, including the family farm, Cayden McNamara travels to the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with his most recent invention. But the noise in the Fair's Machinery Palace makes it impossible to communicate with potential buyers. In an act of desperation, he hires Della Wentworth, a teacher of the deaf, to tutor him in the art of lip-reading.

The young teacher is reluctant to participate, and Cayden has trouble keeping his mind on his lessons while intently watching her lips. Like the newly invented Ferris Wheel, he is caught in a whirl between his girl back home, his dreams as an inventor and his unexpected attraction to his new tutor. Can he keep his feet on the ground or will he be carried away?
Publisher: Nashville, TN : Howard Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781451692372
Characteristics: p. cm


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What an interesting book! I liked having the sketches at the beginning of each chapter. It was interesting how the writer took something real and used those details to explore, not only a love story, but also some other ideas like sign vs lip-reading and automatic sprinkler systems.

Jul 27, 2013

Deeanne Gist is one of my favorite writers. And she didn't disappoint this time either. This book touches every emotion as their love story unfolds. Beautiful story!
Enjoy reading!

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