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Featured review by Mimiof3 -- Mistress Suffragette by Diana Forbes

Post by Mimiof3 » 28 Sep 2018, 20:52

[Following is a volunteer review of "Mistress Suffragette" by Diana Forbes.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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First, I must say that this was a book that I could not put down! I also did not want it to end! Diana Forbes is a master storyteller who leaves you wanting more.

Mistress Suffragette

Penelope Stanton is the 17 year old main character. She's a dutiful daughter who must weather some pretty serious storms. The era is the Gilded Age as well as a time called The Panic, where wealthy Americans were losing their income, their homes and their societal status. Penelope is jarred from the life she once knew and thrown into a world that is completely alien to her....she must work to earn a living. The catch? Her parents expect her to give all of her earnings to them. She has no intention of doing so and makes the decision to leave her beloved Newport and run away with her friend to Boston to join the suffrage movement. Through monumental and life altering decisions, she must map out her own life. From quiet Newport, Rhode Island, to bustling Boston, and on to fast-paced New York. From husband hunting (albeit reluctantly), to suffragist. This is a spellbinding story with twists and turns that will keep you in your favorite reading nook until you have finished it. (I admit I would slow my reading so I could savor the very last pages.)

I gave this story 4 out of 4 stars because I absolutely loved it from begging to end. Forbes beautifully paints for us each new setting. From a quiet life in her peaceful hometown, with horseback riding and small country galas, to big city noise and pollution and glitz of the upper echelons of society. The author details the period dress from makeup, jewelry, and even hygiene habits or lack thereof. The difficulty of being a single woman at that time and in different cities. The deep seeded friendships along the way and the inevitable homesickness that a young woman might feel after being away from the only home she's ever known. I loved the feeling of "being there" and experiencing everything that Penelope felt and saw. There was really nothing in this story that I didn't like or anything I would change. From marriage minded mamas to broken promises to dastardly gentlemen and a mixture of unlikely friends, who turn out to be the family she never knew she needed. It's all wrapped up into this heart warming and adventurous story!

I would recommend this book to any lover of history, an historical romance lover, such as myself, and anyone who loves a strong female lead character. I will most definitely reread this book.

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Post by seymmarc » 30 Sep 2018, 20:29

Sounds like a great read! I like that you point out the author's attention to detail in regards to the setting. I find this so important in historical fiction (or any writing, for that matter).

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Post by Timmy_32 » 01 Oct 2018, 00:17

I'm about to read this book

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Post by Akspezia » 02 Oct 2018, 04:49

MISTRESS SUFFRAGETTE by Diana Forbes. This is an entertaining historical romance book. Penelop Stanton who had to move to New York after her failed married. She got attracted to a millionaire Edgar Daggar who is also married. He kept coming after Penelope and even promised to help her in ways. But Penelope, in other to avoid Edger, she had to leave for Boston to become a speaker for women suffrage movement. Read the book to find out more about this romance book.

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Post by Shirley-Mercy 8 » 07 Jan 2019, 15:47

"the inevitable homesickness that a young woman might feel after being away from the only home she's ever known. I loved the feeling of "being there" and experiencing everything that Penelope felt and saw. "
This book makes you wanna go on reading...cant wait to get done with it

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Post by kitivakitiva07 » 08 Jan 2019, 00:50

Im reading this book Mistress Suffragette by Diana Forbes
and im getting hooked into it

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Post by jefftone » 08 Jan 2019, 03:54

i've started reading the book and indeed am getting more interested in it as i continue.

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Post by amafie » 09 Jan 2019, 12:45

I have challenged myself to find a book that has a strong female character, and I am quite excited to pick this book up and start reading it! Your review left me intrigued and my interests piqued as it seems to be a wonderful fit! Thank you for your detailed review. I am looking forward to reading this!

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Post by Wamakima » 10 Jan 2019, 01:05

It sounds like a book for any female searching for motivation and adventure. I am definitely going to add this to my bookshelves.

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Post by Lexybrawn » 10 Jan 2019, 20:30

This is like taking a peek into the feminists of circumstance from the past. And with a strong female character gracing the pages, it's definitely going to make an interesting read

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Post by QueMustReadJA » 11 Jan 2019, 00:52

Wow😔this official review done by Mimiof3 of Mistress Suffragette" by Diana Forbes reminds me of myself I would love to read it and in a few, will be adding it to my want to read shelve. I too had to choose my own path and go through things I didn't want to because of my home and own family which is sad but I did and we just got to do what we got to do. "We got one life so let's live" quoted from a song by singer and song writers Tarrus Riley and Konshens titles simple things. So absolutely true. I recommend that song to all so add it to ur music playlist.

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Post by Sen_Suzumiya » 11 Jan 2019, 13:37

It's nice to know there're books like that out there. I'm not sure if I like this period, I don't find it to be very interesting, but I totally understand why this book captivated you. Thank you for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed the book.
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Post by stangoz » 12 Jan 2019, 09:54

This is a historical book I like the fiction

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Post by lucia_kizas » 13 Jan 2019, 14:41

Nice review. Now I regret not picking it for reviewing myself! :)

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Post by AnnaKathleen » 14 Jan 2019, 08:57

This sounds like an amazing read, I will definitely have to add it to my list. Thank you for the review!
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