Monday, August 17, 2020

Sara Turnquist-New Release "Among the Pages" Review

I'm a coffee lovin', word slinging, Historical Romance author, whose superpower is converting caffeine into novels. I love those odd little tidbits of history that are stranger than fiction. That's what inspires me. Well, that and a good love story.

But of all the love stories I know, mine is my favorite. I live happily with my own Prince Charming and our gaggle of minions. Three to be exact. They sure know how to distract a writer! But, alas, the stories must be written, even if it must happen in the wee hours of the morning.

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Among the Pages

Publish Date: Aug. 18th

A woman’s choice…is in question.

Brianne is a somewhat naïve college freshman. She becomes disillusioned as her professors and peers challenge many of her long-held beliefs. When she finds a diary that belonged to a distant relative, she hopes it will offer much-needed distraction. And she is soon drawn into the story of a passionate woman who seems to whisper from the past.

In 1915’s New York, idealist, and primary teacher Margaret struggles with the problems women face at home and in society. She is first timid about speaking her mind, but in time cannot keep her impassioned spirit hidden—not even from the gentleman who teaches in the classroom next door. His concern for her stretches the limits of their friendship, pressing into something more. Caught up in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, she faces down authority figures and others who question her beliefs.

And so, Brianne is whisked along on this journey as Margaret joins the fight for women’s rights, all the while trying to work through her own questions and experiences with modern feminism.

Before long, things spin out of control and she wonders where her newfound relationship fits into everything? Are there any clear answers? Will she land on her feet? Or be forever lost to herself?

My Review

The story is a surprising two stories in one woven through the eyes of a diary that Briana finds in the attic. It belongs to Margaret, a relative involved in the suffragette movement in 1915, as well as, raising a family of her own. Her struggles were touching.

The historical aspects of Margaret's day made the story real and wrapped the two time periods up nicely. The struggles of both characters were well written. Margaret with the struggles of family and her commitment to the movement, and Briana with her own demons to slay.

The story is inspirational, compassionate, and one of forgiveness and grace. I loved the growth of Briana and how she drew from strength in God to see her through the darkness.

I received an ARC from the author and voluntarily choose to review it. My opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review and for spotlighting my upcoming release :-)


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