Clarissa Sullivan dreams for more from life than sipping tepid tea in stifling parlors in Victorian Boston. She defies her family’s wishes, continuing to teach poor immigrant children in Boston’s West End, finding a much-needed purpose to her life.
As a suffragette, Clarissa is considered a firebrand radical no man would desire. For why should women want the vote when men have sheltered women from the distasteful aspects of politics and law?
When love blossoms between Clarissa and Gabriel McLeod, a struggling cabinetmaker, her family objects. Clarissa’s love and determination will be tested as she faces class prejudices, manipulative family members and social convention in order to live the life she desires with the man she loves.
Will she yield to expectations, or follow her heart on a journey of self-discovery as she learns what she cannot live without?
Banished Love by Ramona Flightner
OMG, you have got to read the entire Banished Saga ! I just finished reading Book 7, Resilient Love, & I can’t wait for Ms. Flightner to release Book 8!
The continuing stories of characters from the early 1900s through early 1918 take place in Boston & Montana, as well as Washington, DC. The families & friends are heartwarmingly real, their trials & loves revolve around the fight for women’s suffrage & the plight of men in copper mining.
The author’s research paints life during those years & brings it to life, as if you were there watching it all unfold! Her descriptions of the cities, transportation & fashions of the period are exemplary.
I guarantee you won’t be able to put these books down, especially if you love history & historical novels.
I’m disappointed that I have to purchase another book in order to complete the story
A true life be story!