Sunday, April 07, 2013
One woman’s struggle for voting rights places her in danger. . .and may cost her the love of her life.
In 1916, eighteen-year-old Sarah Whittaker is struggling to care for her dying mother when she discovers that the executor of her father’s estate is stealing her inheritance. Young lawyer Alex Taylor defends her cause, and in the process, he wins her heart. But his employer opposes the romance, claiming that Sarah’s budding political beliefs will threaten Alex’s career.
Heartbroken yet determined to fight for women’s rights, Sarah travels to Washington, DC, where she begins a journey that will lead from the White House gates to the “Night of Terror” in Occoquan Workhouse. Alex rushes to the nation’s capital to secure Sarah’s freedom, but will he arrive too late?
My thoughts: I don't have a copy of this book to review. Please post a comment answering the question below and your name will be entered into a drawing to win a copy of this book. The winner will be chosen next Sunday via "the hat" randomizer program.
Now for the question: Why do you think it took so long for women to get the right to vote in this country?