Friday, March 18, 2022

A Review: The Lives of Diamond Bessie

Ya'll...I'm mesmerized.  If you're a fan of historical fiction with a strong independent lady with a big heart, I'm going to highly suggest The Lives of Diamond Bessie. I'm going to tip-toe around what I tell you about this book because I don't want to spoil it for you.  Don't go reading reviews just in case. Just get the book.


Pregnant, and not married in the 1860's, Annie Moore found herself sent to a convent for fallen women. She had her baby while at the convent, and the nuns take her baby and immediately force her to go back to work.  She escapes the convent, determined to make a living for herself and find her baby she ends up having to become a prostitute, and takes on the stage name of Bessie.


This story was well written, and easy to read. I felt connected with Annie (aka, Bessie), and loved the glimpse into the beginnings of the women's suffrage movement and early feminism.  I have a very basic understanding of this history, and I felt that I was able to grasp not only a good connection with the character but even a harsher understanding of how it must have been to be a woman in this time. I don't want to give anything away, but there are some very unexpected twists and turns that really brought this book to the next level.  Definitely worthwhile to be on your TBR list!

The Lives of Diamond Bessie is available for purchase 4/5/2022!

Disclaimer: I received an advanced e-copy of this book free for review.  This however does not affect my opinions, as I do not leave a review for each book I receive. There are links to Amazon, clicking these links won't cost you anything but any purchase helps support this blog.  Thanks!

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