Book cover Summary: This is the story of Georgie. She is a young black girl growing up in the 1940s in a small, rural town in Virginia. Life is hard and she dreams of better life. She experiences great loss and heartache. She loses friends and family, as well as the love of her life. And still, she remains strong. This emotional and inspiring story has a gritty dialogue. TM Brown's signature writing style is captivating. You will find it difficult to stop reading once you begin...
My Review: Struggles of the Women Folk is a Novella. (under 150 pages) The story setting is in Virginia and the year is 1940.
The main character and narrator of the story, is teenager Georgie. She is an independent young lady whose heart desires to achieve a better life for herself. The adversities and challenges this young girl endured was woven into a compelling tale that also included secondary characters Sissy, Georgie's mother and Aunt Adele. The complex themes of their struggles I found weaken by the voice of Georgie. I felt their pain but not their struggle. The ending was a bit abrupt but glad HOW it ended. This is the first novel I read from this author and It was a good read. Characters were believable, the author stayed within the era, some character development among the characters, and readers will experience varied emotions. All this makes for a satisfying read.
My reading pace was moderate and non stop. This novel held my attention from beginning to end. The author penned a well written historical fiction of secrets, betrayal, hardship and deceit. Definitely worth reading.
I give the book cover a 4/5 rating. Much improved from the last cover. I love the title of the book, "Struggles of the Women Folk" but i don't think the struggles were flushed for each character to match the title. 3.5 / 5 rating. This novels sits on my shelf as a DARN GREAT READ with a 4/5 review rating.
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