2/23/16

Book Review & Giveaway: Emmy Nation, Undercover Suffragette, by L. Davis Munro


By on 2/23/2016 09:57:00 AM

As the mother of three daughters in the United States, I know that we take much of our freedoms as women for granted.  From our right to vote to our career opportunities--women (and some men) worked long and hard to help grant those freedoms and options.   I was excited to read and review Emmy Nation, Undercover Suffragette, by L. Davis Munro.  What was my review of this book?

I received a complimentary copy of this book for use in my review. All opinions are my own. I am also excited to offer a link to the book tour giveaway at the end of this post. Enter to win either a copy of the book or a $15 Amazon Gift Card.


Quick Summary of Emmy Nation, Undercover Suffragette. Being an independent woman in 1913 London is certainly empowering, but Emmy Nation is tired of the inescapable damp seeping through her worn shoes and the hopeless grumblings of her stomach.

When she receives an offer from Scotland Yard to boost her typist income by spying on the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), Emmy jumps at the chance. But as she grows closer to the WSPU women the lines begin to blur, and when a painful part of her past resurfaces Emmy begins to question her choices.

​How far are you willing to go to secure your equality?

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Emmy Nation, Undercover Suffragette offers a wonderful look into women's history. As Emmy develops relationships and takes an inside look at the efforts of the WSPU--she grows as a character and as a woman. This book is a wonderful look at women during the time period--and into the strength and perseverance exhibited in order for the movement to succeed. 

Emmy Nation appeals to fans of historical fiction--and other readers as well. My middle daughter balks at the reading of historical fiction. The language and terms are simply off-putting to her and she doesn't enjoy them. While readers will find historical accuracy and insights in L. Davis Munro's book--younger readers are less likely to be distracted by antiquated language and phrasing.

Emmy Nation offers Volume 1 to a series. I was not aware that this book was only the first volume in a series dedicated to the author's The Suffragette Nation series. This first book certainly tells a full story from Emmy's viewpoint--but, it seemed to end a bit abruptly. Bear in mind that this book leaves some loose ends and questions for future volumes. 

Would I recommend Emmy Nation, Undercover Suffragette by L. Davis Munro? I loved this book--and I look forward to adding additional volumes from the series to my reading list in the future. The author creates a well developed character in Emmy and offers a wonderful, historical look at women's rights from an "insider's" perspective. I think this book would appeal to any reader interested in the suffrage movement and women's rights. I think it's especially valuable to young adults who have become so far removed from both the women and the times of limited women's freedoms and rights.

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Meet the Author:
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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Enter to Win 1 of 2 Book Tour Prizes! 
Win either a copy of Emmy Nation or $15 Amazon gift card 
 (print book USA & Canada) (ebook International) 

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About Angela

Angela is a freelance writer and blogger, blessed with 3 daughters, 4 cats, 1 needy dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

4 comments :

  1. Loved your review! I really enjoyed the book as well. I agree with you that young people today should understand the groundwork that led to freedom of rights for women today. Debra redheadwithbook.com

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  2. I want to win because this book sounds interesting

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  3. As a woman myself, I would love to read this book to read more about the history of women's rights!

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  4. Angela, thank you for your wonderful review of Emmy Nation! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the book. Although I didn't write a YA novel, part of me secretly always hoped that young adults would feel it was an accessible novel and an interesting novel. I feel that the women's rights movement had some really amazing real life heroines and heroes that would inspire a lot of young girls and boys these days, if only they were taught this history on a more regular basis.

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