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Mistress Suffragette by Diana   Forbes
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it was amazing

A fun mix of history and fiction

Diana Forbes managed to write a fun and witty historical novel that I believe is very close to how things were during the suffrage movement. Penelope is living on the cusp of a women’s movement but she is still stuck in a time when women are expected to marry or considered spinsters before they’re in their late 20’s! Penelope is struggling with finding a husband in the wake of her fathers company going bankrupt, leaving her without a dowry to offer an interested suitor. Forbes does a brilliant job building her characters into likable or not so likable personalities. One can’t help but root for young Penelope as she trudges through life, dealing with loss and triumphs as they come. I love that even though this is fiction, Forbes has managed to sneak in some very real history regarding the suffrage movement. She did an all around wonderful job on this one!
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Reading Progress

September 19, 2017 – Started Reading
September 19, 2017 – Shelved
September 20, 2017 – Finished Reading

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