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Mistress Suffragette Diana Forbes takes us on Penelope Stanton s journey during the Gilded Age to fight for women s rights While trying to fight for the rights of women though, Penelope must also fight off the advances of Edgar Daggers, an obnoxious millionaire who is known for his flirtatious ways As she works hard to ignore them she also has to fight against some feelings she has for him However, when Penelope learns that Edgar is willing to help her in the women s suffrage movement she has to decide whether he Diana Forbes takes us on Penelope Stanton s journey during the Gilded Age to fight for women s rights While trying to fight for the rights of women though, Penelope must also fight off the advances of Edgar Daggers, an obnoxious millionaire who is known for his flirtatious ways As she works hard to ignore them she also has to fight against some feelings she has for him However, when Penelope learns that Edgar is willing to help her in the women s suffrage movement she has to decide whether he s being truthful or just trying to use her.This novel is very interesting and gives a great perspective into the early women s suffrage movements Forbes developed all of her characters very well which helps the reader to connectwith them It s about 333 pages long, but it s such an engrossing story that you ll fly right through it If you re into historical fiction and romance, this book is definitely one you should check out I love this time period and the author does a great job of bringing the 1890s to life The writing is descriptive, bringing people, places, and the time period to life The book is real and the reader is transported to this time period The book begins with the main character Penelope at the ball after being dumped by her fianc e due to her family s economic hardships The reader feel compassion for Penelope and realizes that this is just the beginning for this woman journey The author does a g I love this time period and the author does a great job of bringing the 1890s to life The writing is descriptive, bringing people, places, and the time period to life The book is real and the reader is transported to this time period The book begins with the main character Penelope at the ball after being dumped by her fianc e due to her family s economic hardships The reader feel compassion for Penelope and realizes that this is just the beginning for this woman journey The author does a great job developing the characters, some the reader likes others they do not Penelope s father was a depressing man, which the reader can relate to under the circumstances, but does not help to like the man Being withdrawn from his family her mother steps in to make most decisions making sure that everyone realizes image is everything, going as far as to let her daughter to enter into a relationship just to maintain her lifestyle and place in society It is easy to forget reading this book that in today s society, there was a time that women had little rights It is hard to believe that women were married off shortly after puberty and considered and old maid at 20 I loved all the historical references to the National Woman Suffrage Association in New York, but could have done without Edgar Daggers character who I found despicable and a user How he uses of Penelope getting her becoming his mistress in exchange for all the riches, I found repulsive, not surprising for that time period.Overall the book is well written, the flow is well paced and I would recommend this book to anyone who likes that time period Also I think this book would make for a great BBC series. In the United States in 1893 changes were taking place Financial, social and societal changes were starting to transform the country and the world This book expertly brings that time to life immediately from the opening line, Imagine being sent to a party with a gun pointed at your head Diana Forbes cannot be faulted for her unending attention to period detail The story centers on a young woman navigating the intricacies of life and adapting to the changes in her own life andbroadly In the United States in 1893 changes were taking place Financial, social and societal changes were starting to transform the country and the world This book expertly brings that time to life immediately from the opening line, Imagine being sent to a party with a gun pointed at your head Diana Forbes cannot be faulted for her unending attention to period detail The story centers on a young woman navigating the intricacies of life and adapting to the changes in her own life andbroadly She discovers the suffragist movement at the same time as she is beginning to understand how distinct expectations of gender have very real consequences She has a very definite mind of her own and distinctly dislikes the way women are subjugated, but the author marries the character s disdain with dry humor and a sense of vulnerability that add up to make her a well rounded protagonist All in all a very good read Clip Clop Clip Clop Even her horse had impeccable manners I always love it when a story combines history with humor The author Diana Forbes presents us the best of the 1890 s in a story form This novel looks at many things including love and romance and black magic, as well as casts a light on the values of the society at the time of the story s setting This book also used the character, Penelope Stanton, to look at how events can change the life of a woman over time This is particularly Clip Clop Clip Clop Even her horse had impeccable manners I always love it when a story combines history with humor The author Diana Forbes presents us the best of the 1890 s in a story form This novel looks at many things including love and romance and black magic, as well as casts a light on the values of the society at the time of the story s setting This book also used the character, Penelope Stanton, to look at how events can change the life of a woman over time This is particularly an important point due to the fact that it is very relative to us Downline the novel, she meets Mr Daggers who was insistent in her becoming his mistress She always found a way of dealing with his advances towards her Mr Daggers had a really bad domineering attitude This book also looks at a point where women either gets married after puberty or be forced under the care of a man From point to point I was forced to stop reading and check the historical facts contained in this book This is certainly a nice and engaging book The author draws us to a point in Chicago when the city was growing up technologically I was amazed when the author pointed it out that the zipper and electric street lights were invented in Chicago I had to stop once again to check the facts I learned a lot from this book It s a perfect blend of fiction and history and as such suitable for general reading However, I had some hard feeling about the fact that Lydia was going to be forced into marriage at a young age of 15 to save her family This seems strange but still, we still have these things happening even in our modern world today Following a young woman s journey as she discovers the world on her own Although Penelope P Stanton had lived a life with her parents and younger sister, she soon realizes that her worth is dependent on saving her father s dying business by whatever means necessary Learning this, amongst the way the current men she s encountered in her life, leads her to believe men could very well be just using women for their gains In Mistress Suffragette, author Diana Forbes shows her readers that women Following a young woman s journey as she discovers the world on her own Although Penelope P Stanton had lived a life with her parents and younger sister, she soon realizes that her worth is dependent on saving her father s dying business by whatever means necessary Learning this, amongst the way the current men she s encountered in her life, leads her to believe men could very well be just using women for their gains In Mistress Suffragette, author Diana Forbes shows her readers that women empowerment is worth fighting for, if no one else respects you, then you should have self respect for yourself It s liberating in the sense that Penelope will gainlessons of the world actually exploring her options and choosing the life she wants to live I recommend this book to women especially, it encourages us to believe that we can and will lead a better life for ourselves if we explore opportunities that don t defile our principles, morals, and beliefs Disclaimer I won this book from GoodReads and the publisher Never toast your enemies It accords them too much power Penelope Stanton, oldest of two daughters of Newport scion Phillip Stanton, is caught between the old order and the new age As the panic of 1893 comes crashing in, it leads the way for suffrage and abolitionist outcry that drown out the once Gilded Age of money equally power in a chess game where the children become the game pieces in keeping things solvent.Spurred by her fir Disclaimer I won this book from GoodReads and the publisher Never toast your enemies It accords them too much power Penelope Stanton, oldest of two daughters of Newport scion Phillip Stanton, is caught between the old order and the new age As the panic of 1893 comes crashing in, it leads the way for suffrage and abolitionist outcry that drown out the once Gilded Age of money equally power in a chess game where the children become the game pieces in keeping things solvent.Spurred by her first beau in part because of the downtrend in finances, Penelope becomes what at first she abhorred a Suffragette Intelligent enough to find her voice as well as her abilities, she breaks out of the mound to become one who rallies for justice across the board Literary archeologist Diana Forbes pens this look at the revolution and change in the lives of women in the late 1800s with spark and a joie de vive that is easily caught the deeper one gets into this story Recommended Wow Penelope is such a great character it was hard to see the story end Diana Forbes really captures the struggles of this character and time One of my favorite things of this story is how vivid and real the time period seems The research Forbes did alone must have been extensive The story starts off with a sort of romantic tragedy befalling our beloved Penelope her engagement is called off This, couple with the social and economical consequences of her family losing their fortune, become Wow Penelope is such a great character it was hard to see the story end Diana Forbes really captures the struggles of this character and time One of my favorite things of this story is how vivid and real the time period seems The research Forbes did alone must have been extensive The story starts off with a sort of romantic tragedy befalling our beloved Penelope her engagement is called off This, couple with the social and economical consequences of her family losing their fortune, becomes the catalyst for Penelope s adventure The pressure from family, and circumstance, really come to life and push Penelope toward goals that weren t necessarily hers She eventually is able to free herself from the fetters of family and starts living her life as a suffragette Overall, an A story written by a skilled writer It was a new and promising time for women at the end of the 1800 s, and this suited Penelope Stanton perfectly She had just been dumped by her fianc , no matter that he was her cousin, but theirs was to be a marriage by alliance in his eyes anyway She no longer had the financial connections now that her father s business was suffering from the Panic of that era Plus, she did not possess the desire to teach or get suitable employment to help her parents out of their crisis.What Penelope is doi It was a new and promising time for women at the end of the 1800 s, and this suited Penelope Stanton perfectly She had just been dumped by her fianc , no matter that he was her cousin, but theirs was to be a marriage by alliance in his eyes anyway She no longer had the financial connections now that her father s business was suffering from the Panic of that era Plus, she did not possess the desire to teach or get suitable employment to help her parents out of their crisis.What Penelope is doing well was speak out for the modern woman Through her study of women suffrage she learned that her sister s fianc was planning on securing Lydia s assets for himself Divorce would have left her homeless and without an income, fortunately Penelope was able to expose the imposter before further destruction to their family life But speaking out for women is almost as dangerous as flirting with Edwin A married man who claims to love her, but he may just love the chase.Diana Forbes paints a colorful picture of what life could have been like for women during this era in America Women willing to take a stand while men were willing to take advantage of those freedoms Corsets have filled as many graves as whisky Mary Liver, Suffragist Leader, 1892Manhattan author Diana Forbes is a literary archeologist, a ninth generation American with ancestors on both sides of the Civil War She writes historical fiction and is passionate about old New York, ancestry, untold stories, vintage clothing, antique furniture, and vows to master the quadrille in her lifetime MISTRESS SUFFRAGETTE is her debut novel, but prior to publication the novel won first place in the Corsets have filled as many graves as whisky Mary Liver, Suffragist Leader, 1892Manhattan author Diana Forbes is a literary archeologist, a ninth generation American with ancestors on both sides of the Civil War She writes historical fiction and is passionate about old New York, ancestry, untold stories, vintage clothing, antique furniture, and vows to master the quadrille in her lifetime MISTRESS SUFFRAGETTE is her debut novel, but prior to publication the novel won first place in the Missouri Romance Writers of America RWA Gateway to the Best contest in Women s Fiction and was a Wisconsin Romance Writers of America RWA Fab Five finalist in Women s Fiction.Approaching a first novel from a fresh author is enhanced when the author offers her own notes on the book The Panic of 1893 was the greatest depression in the United States before the Great Depression Overnight, banks shuttered, companies failed, and the government floundered People lost their livelihoods Family fortunes, meticulously amassed over generations, vanished faster than wisps of smoke 1893 was also a watershed year for this country due to the confluence of the Chicago Exposition and a surge of new interest in the American Women s Suffrage Movement In 1893, Colorado adopted woman s suffrage With the Progressive Movement now in full bloom, women from all classes and backgrounds started to enter public life Certain real life events were moved back in time in my novel so that the narrative could all take place during this pivotal year For example, the women s suffrage parade in New York City actually occurred later while the newspaper burning incident never happened etc She brings us into her circle of knowledge and offers a summary of her work that will encourage a large audienceSynopsis A young woman without prospects at a ball in Gilded Age Newport, Rhode Island is a target for a certain kind of suitor At the Memorial Day Ball during the Panic of 1893, impoverished but feisty Penelope Stanton draws the unwanted advances of a villainous millionaire banker who preys on distressed women the incorrigible Edgar Daggers Over a series of encounters, he promises Penelope the financial security she craves, but at what cost Skilled in the art of flirtation, Edgar is not without his charms, and Penelope is attracted to him against her better judgment Initially, as Penelope grows into her own in the burgeoning early Women s Suffrage Movement, Edgar exerts pressure, promising to use his power and access to help her advance But can he be trusted, or are his words part of an elaborate mind game played between him and his wife During a glittering age where a woman s reputation is her most valuable possession, Penelope must decide whether to compromise her principles for love, lust, and the allure of an easier life But the true favor of her blend of history and fiction is evident from page one Tuesday, May 30, 1893, Newport, Rhode Island Imagine being sent to a party with a gun pointed at your head You might look bewitching you might wear a proper pale blue gown, with its gathered skirt and off the shoulder neckline You might sport the perfect pair of ivory silk ballroom slippers Your fiery hair might be dressed in coils and feminine curls But inside, underneath the pleats and the padding, knowing about your father s possible ruin, I bet you d feel frightened You might believe this to be your last party You might sense your short life flash before your eyes the leisurely days of riding horses till your thighs ached, the long nights of preparing French verb conjugations till your fingers cramped up, or helping the Ladies Auxiliary return stray cats to their owners Try as you might to shut your eyes to the hard facts, to the sudden unmooring of your destiny, you d know that when friends asked how you were faring, you wouldn t say much, hoping you might get by with some idle pleasantries or banalities about the weather So you can imagine how it was for me as our carriage crunched up the driveway to the first party of the season the Memorial Day Ball Writing of this quality is rare and it serves as a very welcome debut for Diana Forbes who is writing about subjects that could not becurrent A Young Woman Without Prospects At A Ball In Gilded Age Newport, Rhode Island Is A Target For A Certain Kind Of Suitor At The Memorial Day Ball During The Panic Of , Impoverished But Feisty Penelope Stanton Draws The Unwanted Advances Of A Villainous Millionaire Banker Who Preys On Distressed Women The Incorrigible Edgar Daggers Over A Series Of Encounters, He Promises Penelope The Financial Security She Craves, But At What Cost Skilled In The Art Of Flirtation, Edgar Is Not Without His Charms, And Penelope Is Attracted To Him Against Her Better Judgment Initially, As Penelope Grows Into Her Own In The Burgeoning Early Women S Suffrage Movement, Edgar Exerts Pressure, Promising To Use His Power And Access To Help Her Advance But Can He Be Trusted, Or Are His Words Part Of An Elaborate Mind Game Played Between Him And His Wife During A Glittering Age Where A Woman S Reputation Is Her Most Valuable Possession, Penelope Must Decide Whether To Compromise Her Principles For Love, Lust, And The Allure Of An Easier Life


About the Author: Diana Forbes

Diana Forbes is the pen name for Vicky Oliver Diana Forbes is a 9th generation American, with ancestors on both sides of the Civil War Diana Forbes lives and writes in Manhattan When she is not cribbing chapters, Diana Forbes loves to explore the buildings where her 19th Century American ancestors lived, loved, survived and thrived She is passionate about vintage clothing, antique furniture, ancestry, and vows to master the quadrille in her lifetime Diana Forbes is the author of New York Gilded Age historical fiction.Diana Forbes s Publication History 1 Mistress Suffragette was published by Pen Press in 2017.2 Temptation, a chapter from the sequel to Mistress Suffragette, was published in the Saturday Evening Post s Great American Fiction Contest anthology of winners in January 2017.3 A selection from Mistress Suffragette won 1st Prize in Women s Fiction in the Missouri Romance Writers of America Gateway to the Best Contest.4 In addition, Mistress Suffragette was a Finalist in the Wisconsin RWA Fab Five contest in Women s Fiction 5 Mistress Suffragette won 1st Place in the 2016 Chatelaine Award, in the Romantic and Sensual category 6 Mistress Suffragette was shortlisted in the 2016 Chanticleer Somerset Award for Literary Fiction 7 Mistress Suffragette won the 2017 Book Excellence Award for Romance 8 Mistress Suffragette was awarded the Silver 2017 North American Book Award for History 9 Silver, 2017 NYC Big Book Awards, Historical Fiction Starred Kirkus Review The book feels like it was written at the time, reading like an alternate, feminist take on The House of Mirth s well born lady in reduced circumstances with a decidedly happier ending.A sprightly, winning historical novel about an unexpected romance between a young woman and her own power.


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