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Votes for Vixens

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Elizabeth is a small-town Kansas girl who has grown up under her domineering father's shadow. When she finds out that her father has denied her hand in marriage to the town's most eligible bachelor--a man she's long secretly desired--she snaps. Her father punches her for the last time. She realizes she has no future and with stories of suffragettes, women's rights, and ...more
Kindle Edition, 70 pages
Published August 31st 2012 (first published August 30th 2012)
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Justina Johnson
Jun 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
This story follows one woman’s escape from virtual servitude to the ranks of the suffragettes and finally to her ultimate dream. She learns and experiences a great deal in a relatively short period of time. Included are a healing, a beautiful brief love affair, and a rather traditional, but charming happy ending. I could not put this book down. I was simply mesmerized.

Elizabeth, who started out as Lizzie, must leave her dominating and brutalizing preacher-man father. This remarkable escape
Aug 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
The description made Votes for Vixens sound like it would be similar to the classic The Bostonians by Henry James. I hoped that the characters and their lesbian relationship might be more engaging, and that the book might be more overtly feminist. Tara met all my expectations. I enjoyed reading Votes for Vixens far more than The Bostonians .I also found it to be an accurate reflection of the time period, its politics and its mores.

Although this is a novel that deals with a lesbian relationship
Nov 06, 2012 rated it really liked it

I hadn't read any books by this author when I spotted Votes for Vixens. But I was instantly intrigued because of the word vixens in the title, and because of the cover. The synopsis sounded great as well.
So I bought an e-copy for my Kindle and started reading immediately. And I wasn't disappointed.:)

Even though this book is quite short, Chevrestt managed to flesh out most of the characters well, which is impressive. I also like how the various emotions
Laura DeLuca
Oct 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Votes for Vixens is an exciting and fast passed novella inspired by actual events. In 1919, women were fighting for the right to vote. Elizabeth lived in a small town in Kansas with her abusive father but reading about the fight for women' rights finally gave her the strength to break free. As soon as she steps off the train in New York, she meets Margaret, a suffrogate who teaches Elizabeth the ropes, gets her a job, and opens up a whole new world of sensuality. Things between them are perfect ...more
Patricia Burroughs
I wasn't sure what to expect when I started this novella. I knew it was a subject I'm interested in--women's suffrage--and a love story between two young women caught up in the movement. I knew there would be sex. But from the opening scene, it went places I didn't expect. This story doesn't follow a predictable path and that is one of the reasons I enjoyed it so much, despite some historical anomalies that distracted me. For the record, the important aspects of the story--the women's fight for ...more
Aug 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
It's the start of the Roaring 20's and the sins of the father have pushed Lizzie to the brink. After years of physical and mental abuse heaped on her by her preacher father, and with no end in sight after he denies her hand in marriage to the one boy she thinks could save her, Lizzie runs towards the freedom of the big city. The beginning of her journey is heartbreaking though as she again learns that looks can be deceiving. Her naiveté will get her killed if she doesn't smarten up soon and ...more
Teresa Jones
Nov 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by this book. After reading the book blurb, I wasn’t sure if this was my kind of book but I gave it a shot and was so happy that the story pulled me in until the very last page.

In “Votes for Vixens” we meet Lizzie, who has sent her life being a servant to her overbearing and abusive father. When he denies her the one thing that she has been dreaming of that he could have given her, she decides to head out into the world to make a change in her life.

Aug 31, 2013 rated it liked it
In a compelling tale about the votes for women movement in 1919 we meet Elizabeth: berated, belittled and beaten by her abusive and wholly un-Christian preacher father, she sets out one night to get away and join the movement.

Fortunately, despite a harrowing ride that depicts the dangers of riding in cars with boys, Elizabeth makes her way to New York and upon alighting from the train is instantly attracted to and noticed by Margaret. From nowhere to stay and no friends, Elizabeth is taken
Sep 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Elizabeth is a small town girl who dreams of two things either being engage to the bachelor of her dreams or helping with women's right to vote. She realizes under the thumb of her overbearing preacher father she will probably have neither. One night her father hit her one time to many and she heads out to help with at least one dream. She will do anything she can to help woman get to vote. She meets Margaret in the city and quickly finds herself in the middle of the woman's movement what she ...more
Sep 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Votes for Vixens sounded like it'd be just my cup of tea when I first saw it. I was quite surprised that it was far different than what I was expecting. That's not a bad thing though. I quite enjoyed the story, far more than I thought I would when I started reading.

Set in 1919, Lizzie is a preacher's daughter who's father is quite controlling and downright abusive. When she finds out that he denied her hand to the town's most eligible bachelor, she snaps. She escapes her father, leaves home and
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I was going into this book thinking there was going to be a lot of f/f relations with some history thrown in. When in actuality it was the other way around. I enjoyed this book tremendously! This book takes on a journey through the National Woman’s Party of 1919 when they were fighting for women’s rights to vote. You meet Elizabeth “Lizzie” Johnson who is from a small town in Kansas. She is silently rebelling against her father by reading articles about the fights women are putting up against ...more
Cathy Brockman
Sep 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
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: Warning, rape but it’s not explicit more alluded to.
Lizzie is intrigued by the outside world, but her father is happy keeping her trapped as a slave to cater to him and will never let her have a life or say of her own. When she finds out the man she hoped would ask for her hand had and her father refused then beat her for tempting the man to want her she had enough. Locking her father in the outdoor john she ran a way to start a new life and found there was more on the outside than she
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Freaking fabulous! This time period isn’t used often and that’s such a shame. The author did a stunning job with the details and language. It really made me feel like I jumped back in time. Elizabeth was a very well written character. She was someone I wanted to see succeed in life. Between the likable characters and the excellent plot, this was a must read. There’s some great history references in here. I would definitely describe the sex as sensual and
Megan Martin
Dec 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I have read several different books by Ms. Chevrestt as well as some of her work as Sonia Hightower. I am a definite fan of her writing, though I must say that Votes for Vixens is definitely my favorite. This story is amazing from the start and will leave you wanting more. I highly recommend it.
Apr 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
It was an exciting and moving account of a suppressed young woman standing up for herself against the patriarchal cultures and exploring her own sexuality and own desires. The writing style was a bit too simple for me sometimes, but otherwise, it was a good read.
Feb 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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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.

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