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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New Borgia Series On Netflix

If you loved Showtime's Series The Borgias you will probably enjoy this series as well.
It is available for streaming via Netflix now.   Created by Tom Fontana, The series is a French/German production and will recount the Borgia family's rise to power and subsequent domination of the Vatican during the Renaissance.You can start watching here  Thanks to CW Gortner for the heads up on this series.
Monday, October 24, 2011

Maid to Match by Deeanne Gist

 Summary:Tillie Reese, a bright young woman hindered by the extreme poverty in the mountains of New York, gets the job of her dreams—a position as a housemaid in George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate. Surrounded by beauty and opulence, Tillie doesn't mind the physical demands of being a servant. Meanwhile, Mack Danver will do anything to save money so he can get his sister out of the school for orphans. His twin brother, Earl, is a footman for the Vanderbilts, and when Mrs. Vanderbilt sees Mack, she decides to make the handsome brothers a “matched set.” Although well read, Mack is a mountain man at heart, and he hates being at the beck and call of the privileged upper class. However, the need to save his sister trumps his distaste. Then it's love at first sight for Mack and Tillie, but rules against the help dating each other make Tillie fight her attraction with all the strength she can muster.
My Thoughts: This was a charming story  I loved the behind the scenes running of the Biltmore and little tidbits about the Vanderbilts. I would like to have had more scenes with Mrs Vanderbilt and Tillie.  I thought the parts about the orphange just didnt fit in to the story and took away from the Biltmore.
Format: Kindle