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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Book Review: Emmy Nation: Undercover Suffragette (The Suffragette Nation Book 1) by L Davis Munro

This is thought provoking, eye opening and a wonderful read!
Emmy Nation: Undercover Suffragette (The Suffragette Nation Book 1)
by L Davis Munro

File Size: 2613 KB
Print Length: 336 pages
Publication Date: November 29, 2015
Genre: Historical Fiction
My Rating: 5.0 of 5.0

A fascinating glimpse into often-overlooked aspects of women’s history, Emmy Nation: Undercover Suffragette follows a young typewriter girl as she struggles to survive on her own in 1913 London.
Emmy’s wages are far from sufficient to feed and clothe her properly, so when she’s offered a better-paying job with Scotland Yard she doesn’t hesitate to accept—even though it means spying on the seemingly harmless Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU). She soon meets Edith, a wealthy suffragette, who promises to show Emmy the ropes.
When a man from her past takes over the Scotland Yard task force and questions her loyalty, Emmy accepts a risky mission from the WSPU to prove her value to both sides, only to wind up endangering herself and Edith and wondering for what or whom she’s actually fighting.
Honest, yet hopeful, about the hardships facing women in the early twentieth century, this story honors the human struggle for equality and serves as an ongoing reminder of the importance of standing up for your beliefs.

Emmy is a young woman who makes a desperate choice to leave her home and set up life on her on in London. In 1913 jobs for women are scarce but, after learning how to type, Emmy secures a position at Scotland Yard, typing police reports. She struggles to eat each day and still save money for new boots.

Emmy is offered an increase in pay (and clothes!) to infiltrate the Women’s Social Political Union (WSPU). She is to report the names of the agitators and warn the department of any destructive and embarrassing activities so they can be nipped in the bud. Emmy meets a wealthy suffragette, Edith, who takes Emmy under her wings and shows her how to help in the movement. Slowly Emmy gains recognition and becomes closer to the leaders, learning more valuable information.  Meanwhile, Emmy develops a friendship with her “body guard”, Colin, who watches over her and helps her when she faces difficulties with her sweet landlady.

Emmy is surprised when a man from her past is appointed her new boss. He challenges her loyalty, accusing her of being 'one of those suffragette women' seeking independence. To show her commitment to get the important information, Emmy volunteers for a risky mission. She and Edith face serious danger and have to determine how much the movement means to them.

I found this to be a wonderful bit of history that made me think about, and appreciate, what the suffragettes did to help the cause of women everywhere! I enjoyed watching Emmy’s character grow. Even as a sweet young woman she isn’t afraid to take a stand when she sets her mind to a decision. However, her motives change as she gains a better understanding of her past and present choices. I liked the gentle, growing friendship with Colin and the fact that their friendship faces challenges that have to be sorted out.

The writing is in present tense from Emmy’s view which is interesting. There is good description and detail, even in some difficult situations. The story moved along well and kept me eager to find out what happened next. Now I have to wait for the next book to discover where Emmy goes with her new found courage and decisions.

Although this is a book for those who like historical fiction, I highly recommend this as a wonderful read for all women -- and men too; anyone who might be interested in the struggles women faced gaining the right to vote and be heard as more than just dutiful wives. Grab this book up at only $.99 and enjoy while learning history!

I received this for an honest review as part of iRead Book Tour. This qualifies for E on my Alphabet Soup Challenge and TBR Triple Dog Dare as I received this at the end of 2015. 


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Author's Bio:
L. Davis Munro holds a master’s degree with a focus on women’s suffrage theatre and works in theatre and dance. She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with her husband and her dog.

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  1. Thank you for the wonderful review! I am so glad you enjoyed the present tense writing too, it was an important choice for the writing style and I am happy to hear that it added to the experience for you.

  2. Great Review. This sounds like an interesting Historical Fiction, I have added it to my list to get. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about it.


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