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Ride for Rights

(Angeline #1)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  28 reviews
In the summer of 1916 women do not have the right to vote, let alone be motorcycle dispatch riders. Two sisters, Angeline and Adelaide Hanson are determined to prove to the world that not only are women capable of riding motorbikes, but they can ride motorbikes across the United States. Alone.

From a dance hall in Chicago to a jail cell in Dodge City, love and trouble both
ebook, 155 pages
Published February 10th 2012 by MuseItUp Publishing (first published February 7th 2012)
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Lance Greenfield
Apr 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The story is based on characters who truly existed and on events which really happened. There are contemporary snippets from the New York Times throughout the book. However, the author has changed the names of the characters and used her creative license to turn the story into a work of fiction. This makes it much more interesting than a non-fictional presentation would have been and puts the book firmly into the historical fiction genre.

The reader is captured by the action from the very
Jenny Q
Jan 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Entertaining, educational, and good, clean fun! The story of the girls' journey across America is interspersed with entries in Angeline's diary and her comments on news headlines from the summer of 1916, and excerpts from news articles chronicling the girls' Ride for Rights--thanks to a quick-thinking young reporter named Joe (who happens to be quite handsome, looks dashing in a fedora, and has a thing for girls on motorbikes), the New York News picks up the girls' story and they become a media ...more
Tara Chevrestt

I won't rate or review my own work, but I would like to share a blog post in which I discuss the story behind the story. If anyone is interested in knowing more about the fascinating real life women, please follow this link:
Apr 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
"They have been arrested, abducted, and everything else under the setting sun, they can handle a few nights in the desert by now!"

The story begins in 1916 as sisters Angeline and Adelaide Hanson attend a National Preparedness meeting and getting a bit put out at the attitude that women will be relegated to mending and such in the upcoming war effort (let alone not having a right to vote!). Anyhoo, the well-bred young ladies decide to make a "Ride for Rights" across country on Indian Model F
Apr 10, 2011 added it
I can not give this book a rating, due to the fact this is my daughter. I want all to know even though my daughter is the author I bought this book. I can however, give my thoughts. I enjoyed this book. I enjoyed the spunk of the two ladies in this book. Reminds me of someone, I like the fact of following them across country and joining them on there journeys. I found it funny and yet it makes a point. Women have come along way, however we have a lot further to go. Very good job Tara.
May 19, 2011 added it
I edited this book so don't want to rate it, but for anyone who is a fan of historical fiction, this is a wonderful look at two real-life renegade motorcyclist women at the turn of the century. Suitable for teens as well as adults. I think this is the first time anyone has written about this story.
Apr 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Find the enhanced version of this and other reviews at: http://flashlightcommentary.blogspot....

I’m not going to pretend I don’t enjoy the occasional paranormal story adventure but I can’t help getting depressed browsing young adult lit. All the vampires, werewolves and whatnot are starting to run together. With Ride for Rights, Chevrestt pulls a complete one eighty. The author’s first foray into the world of historic fiction is a refreshing narrative of adventure and perseverance in a time too
Oct 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Pre-Publication Review

Tara Chevrestt's novel is loosely based on Adeline and Augusta van Burens’ true-life journey across America on Indian Model F motorcycles. Whether they did so to demonstrate female emancipation was never clear, but for the purposes of Ms Chevrestt's novel, her heroines do so to demonstrate that women were capable of making a contribution to the 1916 war effort.

Angeline Hanson comes from a politically progressive family who have no illusions about America's coming
Nicole Storey
Mar 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Happy Thursday! Yesterday, I read a wonderful short story by author Tara Chevrestt. Normally, I am not a huge fan of historical fiction, so I was pleasantly surprised when this book hooked me by the end of the first chapter. I had a hard time putting it down! The story was adventurous and heart-warming. Chevrestt makes learning fun! Honestly, they should have had books like this when I was in school - I would have been much better in my history classes! ;)

Angeline and Adelaide Hanson are
Tara Staley
Jun 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
In RIDE FOR RIGHTS, author Tara Chevrestt creates two strong teen heroines--sisters Adelaide and Angeline Hanson—who are young suffragettes in the early 1900s. Most 21st century women can barely fathom that 100 years ago, American women didn’t have the right to vote. Their rights and activities were severely restricted—like, in 1916, as the US is being drawn into World War I, the idea of women serving as motorcycle dispatch drivers was ridiculed. But Adelaide and Angeline want to prove this idea ...more
Aug 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
4 reasons why:
It fits a reading challenge wonderfully (or so I thought it would’ve)
It’s a Freebie kindle
I do like the cover

The story is based loosely on Augusta & Adeline Van Buren. The 2 sisters rode across the United States from New York to California in their effort to assert women’s rights to serve their country and to vote. Strong women who had faith in their beliefs that women are just as capable as man and willing act radically to prove it.

The story is told primarily from
Robin Levin
Jun 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Ride for Rights, by Tara Chevrestt, tells the remarkable story of two young sisters, in 1916, who ride motorbikes across the U.S. from Buffalo New York to Los Angeles California to make two points: 1) That women are capable of riding motorbikes and can serve in place of men, (who are needed to fight in combat.) in the capacity of courriers, and 2) that women should be granted the right to vote. The book is fictional but based on the true story of the Van Buren sisters, Augusta and Adeline, who ...more
Feb 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
What a delightful first novel. I had the privilege of reading an advance copy of Ride for Rights in ebook format. Tara Chevrestt has written a book that will be enjoyed both by young adults and adults, and especially by history buffs, travelers and admirers of strong independent women. As two strong minded young women in the early 1900s Angeline and Adelaide set out on their brothers motorcycle to prove that women can serve in the war effort and contribute to their county. Early in the trip they ...more
Laura DeLuca
Oct 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Inspired by real suffragettes, Ride For Rights is the amazing story of two sisters who rode their motorbikes cross country to prove woman should have the right to vote and could assist in the war as dispatch riders. I loved the spunky personalities of the sisters and the way they stood up to adversity wherever they went, but it was the historical value of this story that really had me enthralled. Along their trip, the girls meets fictionalized versions of many historical figures. Angeline's ...more
Christy B
Dec 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Set in 1916, a very enjoyable book about two sisters who set out to accomplish something bigger than themselves. Angeline and Adelaide have something to prove, not just for them, but for all women. They are determined to ride motorbikes from one side of the United States to the other. Unaccompanied. They want to prove that women can be motorcycle dispatchers and that they deserve the right to vote.

Ride for Rights is a very 'girl power' type of book, and that makes it right up my alley. I loved
Lisa Markson
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing

I received a copy of Ride for Rights by Tara Chevrestt in exchange for a honest and unbiased review. I typically turn down any books that are historical in nature because I usually get disinterested quickly in them. I read this book because I had read the authors other book called Style me Sexy and loved the authors writing style. The story begins in 1916 in a time in our history where women didn't even have the rights to vote. This story is based on true life sisters that travelled across the
Michelle Cornwell-Jordan
Mar 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ride For Rights spurred a feeling of pride in me of the women who came before and the sacrifices they made to win equality for women. Ms. Chevrestt sprinkles historical figures and events throughout the story to display these pioneering women, but it was in a very subtle way; there was no “textbook” feel, but although very educational, it was simply a plain good story!

I believe my favorite part was when the girls were arrested in Dodge City by a Sheriff that questioned the young ladies morals,
I've been in a state of high anticipation ever since I first saw this book discussed on the author's blog. I am keenly interested in the first wave of women's rights activists in the United States.

This is an eventful women's rights adventure. The tale of the cross-country ride was compelling from start to finish. I also loved the gutsy point of view character, Angeline. The quieter sister, Adelaide, also has her moments. (view spoiler)
Aug 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fems everywhere
Recommended to Darlene by: Kindle Freebie, thank you!
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This is a fun and educational book for the reader who is a novice in the life of early feminists and suffragettes. While I did enjoy the story, there was something about the language that made the book feel unreal. Maybe the author did that on purpose bringing the the dialogue to a more current understanding. I loved that, though, this was fiction it is surrounded by facts of the day. I was simultaneously struck by how far womyn have come and a sadness at what
Apr 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
I thought this was a fun adventure based on the true story of two sisters who rode Indian motorcycles from New York to California in 1916. In the story, sisters Angeline and Adelaide Hanson were suffragists who came up with a plan to ride motorbikes across the country to publicize women’s fight for the right to vote and to prove that they could be dispatch riders in the event that the United States entered the First World War. They had lots of adventures along the way, running into interesting ...more
Jan 10, 2012 added it
Ride for Rights is a whirlwind trip through the final push of the suffrage movement as WWI approached. This YA novel spins creative stories about two spunky sisters as they make their way across the country demonstrating women's strengths and resourcefulness. Chevrestt includes good historical information in her Author's note, to identify the fictional parts and expand on the real people and events used as her inspiration.

I have a friend who teaches literature to challenged young women. I'm
Mar 24, 2014 rated it liked it
In 1916, 2 socialite sisters from New York head out on a cross-country ride on Indian motorcycles to try to raise awareness of women's rights. Along the way, they are helped by various suffragettes and other good people to help them meet their goal.

Overall, the book was good, well written, and enjoyable. I wouldn't put it at the top of my favorites and I probably wouldn't have even read this one had I not received it free, but it was good enough. If you're looking for a book about women fighting
L.B. Shire
Aug 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
This weekend I downloaded a copy of Tara Chavestt's book Ride for Rights! This YA book was a great fast weekend read. It has history, action/adventure, a dash of romance, all things I love in books I read. The story is set in 1916 and follows two sisters who make an incredible journey cross country on motorcycles. They hope to show women should be considered for the role of dispatch riders in the First World War. I highly recommend this book, it's well worth the money!
Dec 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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A fast paced female adventure, a true inspiration for woman worldwide. A great ride, a fun read!
Apr 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Short and fun

Loved the comprehensive authors note, the sense of adventure!
J.S. Marlo
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Interesting characters. I enjoyed the sisters' journey.
Nov 29, 2012 rated it liked it
Ms. Chevrestt has a clear smooth voice. Any time an author can get me rooting for the heroine - YAY! Looking forward to reading more of her work.
Dawn (& Ron)
This book was released today, two days early!
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Tara Chevrestt is a deaf woman, aviation mechanic, and dog mom. She loves vintage clothes and period dramas and wishes she could time travel. You’ll never see her without her Kindle or a book within reach. As a child, she would often take a flashlight under the covers to finish the recent Nancy Drew novel when she was supposed to be sleeping.

She no longer writes books, but you can still read her

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