The Mistress of Pennington's: Can a woman succeed in a man's world?
Elizabeth Pennington should be the rightful heir of Bath's premier department store through her enterprising schemes and dogged hard work. Her father, Edward Pennington believes his daughter lacks the business acumen...more
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The mistress at Penningtons is a beautifully compelling read about change, fighting for equality.
I adore Rachel Brimbles books and this one is such a beautiful read.
Elizabeth Pennington is a strong, independent women who desperately wants her father to accept this and let her have more responsibility and power at their department story. I admired her strength and determination.
But Edward, her father has other ideas. Set in an era where men still held all the power, he wa ...more
Elizabeth was hard working, passionate about her job at Pennington's the finest department store in Bath and was determined to take the store forward but was being held back a ...more
Set during Edwardian ...more
Edward Pennington is a difficult man to read, easy to dislike, but I wanted to feel there was more to him. His daughter feels his behavior is responsible for her moth ...more
Determined to break from her father's iron-clad hold and prove she is worthy of inheriting the store, Elizabeth forms an unlikely alliance with ambitious and charismatic master glove-maker Joseph Carter. United they forge for ...more
In 1910, Pennington’s ...more
Determined to succeed, she finds an unusual ally in master glove maker Joseph Carter, who with Elizabeth, wants to advance Pennington's into a more progressive era. Who will win the bat ...more
The Mistress of Pennington's is the perfect book if you are looking for a strong female lead character. The scene setting is perfect and the Edwardian era is one where women are seen more as commodities or sim ...more
My blood boiled frequently while reading the book and the fate of Miss Pennington at the hands of her draconian father. No matter that the suffragette movement was taking off, Mr Pennington has very firm ideas of how his daughter should behave and being in business is not one of them.
I know these were very different times and this is exactly how it would have b ...more
I loved this book - everything about it was very enjoyable!!
The setting for the book is fantastic, I love the scene setting, the outfits and descriptions in the book are great. The characters work so well together and Elizabeth and Joseph are a fantastic pairing. I have read a few books by this author now and she is yet to disappoint me with her writing style, this one was truly excellent in my opinion!
Five stars from me - definitely one I am going to be r ...more
Elizabeth is a great character. She's feisty and ...more
This book is set in the early part of the 20th century. Its the Downton Abbey era, which is a time period that I've been reading a lot about lately. Its an era of women's suffrage. This is touched on in this book, but not as much as I thought it would be, more so was the plight of the woman trying to make her way in the world.
Women didn't have the opportunities th ...more
Miss Elizabeth Pennington, age 24, is the only child of Edward and Helena Pennington. Even with her good education and wealthy background, her interest lies in retail and her father’s mammoth department store, Pennington’s. Elizabeth started work there as a shop girl and has moved up to become the head of the ladies’ department. Now, her father will not let her advance further which frustrates Elizabeth. He feels that women have no true place in business. The large majority of ...more
When young widower Joseph Carter convinces Elizabeth to take some of his gloves t ...more
After reading the description for this book I couldn't wait to start this story and Rachel Brimble has created a wonderful character in Elizabeth. I loved her determination and spirit her personality shines through in this book as we see her strive to become something more than what society at that time demanded or expected. Especially as she faces opposition from her father, each day trying to prove her worth in business. Elizabeth is forward thinking and wants to improve not only her life but ...more
Elizabeth Pennington is a forward thinking young woman, full of admiration for the rising suffragette movement. She is determined to resist her father's attempts to marry her off to a rich man who will expect her to knuckle under to all of his demands. Having fought long and hard to take her place in the family business, a stunning new de ...more
During a time when the world was moving forward and women were finding their voices and fighting for their right... Elizabeth Pennington want to take the family business into that new era, into the future, but to do ...more
It’s a world Elizabeth ...more
When I’m not writing, you’ll find me with my head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with my family. And i ...more