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Four Faces of Femininity : Heroic Women Throughout History

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Four Faces of Femininity tells the story of remarkable women who, through their creativity, passion, intelligence, and sheer determination, have left an indelible mark on the history of humankind. The book is divided into four sections, with figures placed in Mother, Lover, Warrior, or Sage. Accessible, informative, and uplifting, Four Faces of Femininity explores the many ...more
Published 2020
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Karla Strand
This was better than I originally thought it would be. The author’s “four faces” include Mother, Lover, Warrior, and Sage, and she features women who inspire her in each of the categories. She includes brief descriptions of the categories and I appreciated her broad definitions. For instance, mother doesn’t only include women who have given birth to or raised children but those who have cared for others in motherly ways, whether they have children or not. In the book, McNally includes women such ...more
Jeff Pollak
Dec 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Disclosure: I don’t know Barbara at all, but we’re both active in SCWC - the Southern California Writers Conference. Barbara posted a request on SCWC’s FB group page asking for volunteers to read and post honest reviews of this book. As I was seeking the same for my novel, I figuratively stuck my hand up. We agreed to post reviews of each other’s book. So here’s mine:

This is a quick, easy and interesting read. Barbara selected a number of women throughout history (some are fictional) who were in
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Jennifer C.
Thanks so much to the author, Booksparks, and She Writes Press for the gifted advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest thoughts, and participation in their Spring Pop-Up blog tour. { partner } All of my posts and reviews can also be found on Instagram @Tackling_TBR and on my blog at tacklingtbr.home.blog

You guys, I am so excited to be a small part of the #SpringPopUp with Booksparks, but I’m even more excited that this was the book that I was chosen for! First of all, the illustrati
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BreeAnn (She Just Loves Books)
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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What I Loved:
Can I just talk for a minute about how beautiful this book is?!?!?! Just from the cover, you get a sense of how amazing the artwork is on the inside. It is a feast for the eyes! I loved taking in each lovely page in Four Faces of Femininity.

What I Felt:
This book segments the women discussed into 4 sections: Mother, Lover, Warrior, Sage. Each section features a different group of women. There are some absolutely fabulous ladies in this book. I loved that the women featured span such
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Baileigh
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
🧓🏽This book is absolutely GORGEOUS inside & out! This is a nice sized, heavy paperback (8.5 x 11) filled with beautiful, glossy pages (the book literally smells ahhh-mazing!) As mentioned, it is divided into four sections, with each section starting with a brief description:
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🤍Mother: The nurturing, healing, empathic side of a woman
🤍Lover: The passionate, playful, creative side of a woman
🤍Warrior: The assertive, determined, fierce side of a woman
🤍Sage: The Intuitive, spiritual, wise side of a wom
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Tangled in Text
May 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved this book. There are a few things I wish were a little different but the meat of the book was fantastic. I had heard of the majority of the women before but loved the extra tidbits and history even on those I was familiar with. I loved that it did not just include real woman but fictional influences as well and their backstories, motives, and change they inspired. I had no idea Barbie was originally created to give little girls something besides baby dolls to play with being one of the f ...more
Leslie - Shobizreads
Apr 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is stunning. The artwork is gorgeous and I learned so much.

In this artistic and factual retelling of women's stories, they are sorted into four categories or "faces": Mother, Lover, Warrior and Sage.

Each "face" includes short stories that tell about the person, how the exemplified this characteristic and their lasting legacies. While many of these women's names were familiar to me, I learned interesting facts about each of them and I loved the way their stories were told with gorgeous
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Sheri Fink
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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"Four Faces of Femininity" is an educational and inspirational read about past- and present-day sheroes from around the world. I finished reading the entire book in one sitting ... It was that compelling! I had intended to read the first chapter and pick it up again later, but found myself completely immersed in the fascinating profiles of courage, creativity, and feminine power. Author Barbara McNally shares the stories of forty-three everyday women who became extraordinary trailblazers and con ...more
Janai
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
How beautiful is this book? It’ll be adorning my coffee table for the indefinite future.

Not only is this book pretty to look at, it’s also filled with amazing illustrations and words from some of the most inspiring women, ranging from Michelle Obama to Wonder Woman to Princess Diana to Malala Yousafzai. The book pays tribute to each woman, talking about their history and contributions. The end of the book features prompts for discussion around the “four faces” - Mother, Lover, Warrior, and Sage,
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Carol
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In The Four Faces of Femininity, McNally shines a light on women throughout history. Each vignette captures their key impact. The historical context helps convey the magnitude of their achievements. She writes about famous women such as Jane Goodall and Anne Sullivan, as well as obscure ones we should know. The four sections are organized around different Jungian archetypes. Perfect reminder for our times.
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