Official Review: Mistress Suffragette by Diana Forbes

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Re: Official Review: Mistress Suffragette by Diana Forbes

Post by truebookaddict » 20 Aug 2018, 00:58

Like you, I'm a big fan of historical fiction. It's one of my top go-to genres. I'm glad to hear that it's so good. I love the addition of the Women's Suffrage Movement...a topic that has always been dear to my heart. If you want to watch an excellent film about the movement, I recommend "Iron-Jawed Angels," if you haven't already seen it.

Thanks for the insightful review!
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Post by Samanthajayne12 » 20 Aug 2018, 01:06

I just recently finished another historical fiction book and I loved it. I also love a good romance novel so it’s a bonus when the two are mixed together. I think this will be a great read and is definitely getting added to my want to read list.

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Post by eddix » 20 Aug 2018, 01:39

Thanks for your enlightening review. You make the book sound really interesting, so I think I'll continue reading it. Good job!

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Post by ReyvrexQuestor Reyes » 20 Aug 2018, 01:48

Love bloomed improperly, but other interests got the better of this woman, involving her in the Suffragist's movement. She seemed to have found her calling and therein she realized her worth. Thank you for this comprehensive review.
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Post by Chanti Stargirl » 20 Aug 2018, 02:05

This book plays out in a great pivotal time for women, I look forward to reading it and learning more about that history. Thank you for your review.

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Post by kwame1977 » 20 Aug 2018, 02:08

It's not only the author who is expert in using descriptive language but also the reviewer. You've all done a good job. Although am yet to read this book I foresee it to be splendid. Thanks.

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Post by tboldy63 » 20 Aug 2018, 02:23

The book is captivating. It's worth reading it, please take your time reading it.u find out it was superb. I give it 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Post by David Horta Alonso » 20 Aug 2018, 02:27

This is an historical fiction and a romance novel. I loved it. Penelope feelings for Mr. Daggers, a married are unjustified. She loves a married man! It's ironical that her parents want her to go and stay with the daggers family when they are having a financial crisis. That's unfortunate considering she had feelings for Mr. Daggers.

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Post by TGreg02 » 20 Aug 2018, 02:41

I'm interested in reading historical fiction but don't read much romance. I also like reading about historical events. This book sounds like something I would be interested in reading. Thanks for the review, I have added the book to my bookshelf.

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Post by Julehart1 » 20 Aug 2018, 02:43

This book seems interesting. Historical fiction with romance mixed in sounds like fun. I also like that the characters were so well developed and intriguing. Thanks for your review.

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Post by Nerea » 20 Aug 2018, 02:45

A well written, organised and edited novel is worth reading. Historical fiction is one of my favourite genres. Am adding the book to my bookshelf. Thank you for your well summarised and captivating review.
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Post by Mercy Bolo » 20 Aug 2018, 02:49

Although I don't subscribe to the social justice movement, I don't mind immersing myself in the perspective of a woman who hopped on the suffragette bandwagon back in 1893. That alone leaves me willing to sample the book.
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Post by Life In Books » 20 Aug 2018, 02:56

I sampled it on Amazon. The lead character Penelope Stantonwith is entangled in relationships to find her life-partner. The drama unfolds with an interesting description of the circumstances. The story is set in the nineteenth century. A well-written historical fiction by Diana Forbes. As mentioned in the official review on OBC by JessNWheeler this will be a nice read especially for people interested in historical fiction. :) :)

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Post by tboldy63 » 20 Aug 2018, 03:01

I love historical fiction, me reading this book is fun

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Post by Aditi1992 » 20 Aug 2018, 03:16

Thanks for the review. I loved the laid plot of the book. The character, Penelope, is defined and described beautifully. Her journey of becoming a suffragist must be worth reading. I really like reading about fiction and as the reviewer wrote that it also deals with social issue, It makes it a must read.

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