Richly embroidered with historical detail… Heartwarming and fun.
Lacy’s latest historical novel masterfully takes readers to the mid-1800s of America. While on a school trip, Sarah Burns is thrown back in time and finds herself entrapped in the 1850s. Determined to make the most of the situation, Sarah transforms herself into a suffragette. But traveling the speaking circuit can be risky in a time when the general population believes a woman’s place is in the home. A remarkable blend of romance and wit, the novel is packed with revelations about love, courage, duty, passion, the era’s gender and class disparity, issues of slavery and women’s rights. Whether Lacy is creating scenes about underground railroad, anti-slavery movements or women’s suffrage, her research is meticulous, allowing a fully immersive experience. Through the bias Sarah suffers as a result of her gender, Lacy deftly depicts the gender inequalities of the era. The pacing is swift, and Lacy’s flair for language and storytelling keep the reader invested. A compelling, finely constructed story from an always impressive author.
A Suffragette in Time
By Connie Lacy
Wild Falls Publishing
Pub date October 28, 2021
Price $15.99 (USD) Paperback, $0.78 Kindle edition