mercoledì 20 aprile 2016

Review & Giveaway: The Renegade Queen by Eva Flynn


The Renegade Queen
by Eva Flynn

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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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My Review

I'm really happy that I have read this book, I was able to know a great woman, of which I had never heard. Victoria Woodhull is a woman that everyone should know, a great fighter, one who fought hard to make the world a better place for women.
The book tells her very hard life. Her terrible childhood in a large, poor and disadvantaged family. A bad marriage makes her a fierce advocate of free love, becoming a source of scandal for her time. Her biggest battle was to give a chance to women to vote, she even had the courage to run for the presidency even though she had lost.
A great historical story, very realistic, occasionally even harsh and raw but really interesting. Great choice to tell the story from Victoria's point of view: her intelligence, her sense of humor, her irony have made the storyline more compelling. A wonderful and accurate portrait of an extraordinary woman.
Highly recommended




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EXCERPT:


I was conceived in a whore’s tent at a Methodist revival. I know this because my father recounted the story often and with some pride. In those days, a meeting was not in a big tent but rather in an empty field surrounded by small tents. Prostitutes, hawkers, and every unsavory fool who had something to sell to the downtrodden camped out in tents, perching themselves like hawks ready to scoop up feeble mice. The preacher man encouraged them to stay, wanting to turn each one into a tick mark indicating a saved soul. Mama, who would weep uncontrollably for the world’s sins and dry her tears with the most stomachchurning stream of never-ending underworld profanity, begged Father to attend the revivals. Once Father realized that fancy ladies would be surrounding the meeting, Mama didn’t have to beg no more. He always said both the preacher and the whores had a way of saving men. The preacher kept a tally in his Bible, and the whore kept a tally by counting the cash in her hand. Father, a smooth talker who could convince Saint Peter to open his gates for the devil, always made friends with the whores. Without the money to make a tent of their own, Father wormed his way into the whores’ hearts, all the while keeping his eye on the prized dirty canvas. It didn’t take long before a boyish wink won the tent, if only for an hour.


   

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

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


a Rafflecopter giveaway

30 commenti:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway ☺

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  2. What is your favorite genre of books to read?

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  3. Awesome review! Sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Great post. The book look intriguing.

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  5. This book sounds like something I'd really enjoy reading, thank you for sharing!

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  6. Thank you for hosting and thank you for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I wake up every day thankful for the sacrifices that Victoria Woodhull and Susan B. Anthony made for women!

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  7. Thanks for the great review and excerpt......

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  8. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

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  9. Thanks for both the excerpt and giveaway

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  10. What an awesome sounding story. Wonderful review.

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  11. Great excerpt and review! Good luck on the tour and thank you for the generous giveaway!

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  12. Looks awesome! Where do you get story ideas from?

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  13. sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  14. Happy Friday and thank you for the giveaway

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  15. Do you prefer paper or digital books?

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  16. Thanks for the review and excerpt. I'd like to read this.

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  17. Wishing you a great weekend and thanking you for the giveaway

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  18. This sounds wonderful. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  19. Thank you so much for the giveaway and all the work put into it.

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  20. How long did it take you to write this book?


    (KateS on rafflecopter)

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  21. Here we are at the start of another weekend. Thanks for the chance to win and have an enjoyable weekend.

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  22. I'm back and to thank you for the chance to win and wishing you a great Saturday

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  23. I enjoyed reading the excerpt and the review. This book sounds like an interesting and intriguing read. Looking forward to checking out this book.

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  24. Hope you have an awesome Sunday and thanks for the giveaway

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  25. As we start the week I want to say Happy Monday and thank you for the opportunity to win

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  26. What is your favorite perk for being an author?

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  27. I appreciate the chance at winning the great giveaway you brought to us, thank you

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