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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

REVIEW TOUR & #GIVEAWAY - The Renegade Queen (Rebellious Times #1) by Eva Flynn

GENRE

Historical fiction

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BLURB:

So controversial she was erased from history.

She was the first women to run for President; campaigning before women could vote.


So feared by the powerful, she was thrown in jail on Election Day. 


Her social revolution attracted the outcasts who were left out of the new wealth in New York; the immigrants, the freed slaves, the prostitutes, and the radicals.

Who was she?

This is the true story of Victoria Woodhull.

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I was born in September, the sixth of ten children (counting the dead ones), and named after Queen Victoria, who was then in the first year of her reign. When folks asked Mama why her camp meeting baby was named after the British monarch, the answer was “Because one day she will be the Queen of England.” When folks pointed out the obvious, namely that we were poor Americans and did not have a drop of British royal blood, Mama replied, “We pride ourselves on never letting minor details interfere with our grand plans.”


5 out of 5 (exceptional)


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Wow, how exciting! I bet history lessons are fantastic in America. I bet it won't be long until the film is out, after all, we've already had Wolf on Wall Street. Wait, what?! Most of America doesn't even know who she is? 

This book gives a no-holds barred account of a factual figure, in a biographical fact and fiction book. Confused? This author has done her research. With paper clippings and other 'factual papers' to add to the story. However, in the 1850's, there was much that would have happened that never made it into the papers, hence the fiction side. 

Victoria Woodhull's story fascinated me. It's that simple! To do what she did, for what she stood for, at that time in history, was simply amazing. She wasn't heading the Suffragette Movement, but rather Women's Equality... waaaay before the world was ready for it! To rise so high, and then drop so low. With friends cutting all ties so that they don't get 'tainted by association', this was a heartbreaking read. 

It completely amazes me how someone how accomplished so much from so little, could be written out of history in such a way. She wasn't just disliked by the establishment, they did everything they could to completely obliterate her from the history books. I guess history really is written by the victors!

I'm not a big fan of politics, as most people know. I'm also English, so I learned a lot at school about English History, I didn't learn much, if anything, about American History (except for when it pertained to the English too). So just tell me why I read this book? To be honest, I don't have the faintest idea! But I am so glad that I did! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

* I received this book from Goddess Fish Promotions in return for a fair and honest review. *

Merissa
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Eva Flynn will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Eva was raised on bedtime stories of feminists (the tooth fairy even brought Susan B. Anthony dollars) and daytime lessons on American politics. On one fateful day she discovered two paragraphs about Victoria Woodhull in the WXYZ volume of the World Book Encyclopedia. When she realized that neither of her brilliant parents (a political science professor and a feminist) had never heard of her, it was the beginning of a lifelong fascination not only with Victoria Woodhull but in discovering the stories that the history books do not tell.

Eva was born and raised in Tennessee, earned her B.A. in Political Science from DePauw in Greencastle, Indiana and still lives in Indiana. Eva enjoys reading, classic movies, and travelling. She loves to hear from readers, you may reach her at eva@rebellioustimes.com.



Twitter: @evaflyn

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9 comments:

  1. thank you for the chance to win :)

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  2. If you couldn’t be an author, what would your ideal career be?

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  3. Have an awesome, fun Wednesday and I appreciate you giving us the chance to win

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  4. Thank you for hosting the tour. I'm glad you enjoyed the book. This actually did start out as a movie script. Hollywood ultimately decided that people wouldn't watch movies about early suffragettes. So at least the story is now out in novel form! And Victoria makes an impact in England as well in the sequel. I'll let you know when it is out...I'm still researching it.

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  5. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BOOK THATS WRITTEN IN A PERIOD OF HISTORY THAT I HAVE ALWAYS LIKED. THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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  6. Thanks Shelley! I've really enjoyed "meeting" the characters from this time period!

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  7. It's been a wonderful tour! I've enjoyed reading all of the great reviews and excerpts, I'm looking forward to reading The Renegade Queen - thanks for sharing :)

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  8. What is the best joke that you have heard recently? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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