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- Publication date : January 17, 2018
- File size : 8664 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 314 pages
- Publisher : Maplewood Publishing; 1st edition (January 17, 2018)
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B0794G5C1N
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #788,377 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Yet he too is a part of a changing landscape, but why must he be a type and not one who changes? Seems a little forced to me. And no, the speech wE not a winner.
So I am forced to examine how modern writers seek to superimpose their views and outlooks on an earlier time, without investigating how their writings reinforces old mind sets of insecurities and reproduce them in the now. And then it brings us to the stalemate, how is it this easy to seek the liberty of one group and never feel compassion for other groups.
************ This story is good in telling what it was like when women decided they want to be able to vote. Many were already doing some kind of work - if they could find it - while others wanted to be able to make their own decisions and to get away from the thinking that All a Woman was good for - was be a wife, have kids & take care of her husband. ************* As far as this being 'too feminist' - in some cases, perhaps, But Aren't You Glad they were - Otherwise - how much longer would it have taken for us to be able to vote.
While the author emphasizes Violet's plainness, this makes no difference to the men attracted to her. They are quite persistent. Some men are just attracted to strong independent women who are a challenge.
This romance takes place in Kansas and involves information about women who chose to be suffragettes. Violet gets herself into some tricky dangerous situations and the men in her life have definite opinions about her actions.
What I enjoyed most about this story was the deep thought process Violet goes through to effect her dramatic transformation as a woman. Violet is however still in love with a man, although she detests how some insufferable men treat her on occasion. She disagrees with all the men in her life who don't want her to have the power to vote.
There are some great fights in this book and I also loved the moments of compassion as the Harvey Girls bond over the common interest of becoming independent women.
While this book has mentions of Christianity it is not overly religious. Violet's father allows a dance to be held in his living room. That is the only thing some Christians may find objectionable. I overlooked this as the rest of the book is chaste and a clean romance with barely a kiss here and there.
From a historical perspective, this will appeal to today's women as it shows how far women have progressed in a little over a hundred years. The witty dialogue and the relationships between all the characters makes this entertaining to the last exciting page. Rarely have I enjoyed a novel more or cared so much about what happens to the characters.
~The Rebecca Review