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A young woman without prospects at a ball in Gilded Age Newport, Rhode Island, is a target for a certain kind of “suitor”. 

At the Memorial Day Ball during the Panic of 1893, impoverished but feisty Penelope Stanton draws the unwanted advances of a villainous millionaire banker who preys on distressed women - the incorrigible Edgar Daggers. Over a series of encounters, he promises Penelope the financial security she craves, but at what cost? 

Skilled in the art of flirtation, Edgar is not without his charms, and Penelope is attracted to him against her better judgment. Initially, as Penelope grows into her own in the burgeoning women’s suffrage movement, Edgar exerts pressure, promising to use his power and access to help her advance. But can he be trusted, or are his words part of an elaborate mind game played between him and his wife? 

During a glittering age where a woman’s reputation is her most valuable possession, Penelope must decide whether to compromise her principles for love, lust, and the allure of an easier life.

©2017 Vicky Oliver (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Well worth the purchase

I listened to this over 4 days - awesome book with good detail and characters.

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I do like how this book captures the period

A good listen and interesting in the story that is told and how it captures the period. I usually read historical novels more in the 17th-18th Century, but this book will encourage me to explore more later periods. I enjoyed it.

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Captivating

Mistress Suffragette is a powerful and captivating read. I discovered much about the period it covers around the the late 19th Century and consider it very much a historical period piece. How America has changed since then - or has it ? Women were treated then as adorable objects with no real great expectations of reaching high positions. Sound familiar?

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Enjoyable - with an enlightening insight

This was an entertaining audio book giving an interesting account of the woman's movement at the turn of the 20th Century, and the adventures of a young woman coming of age. I enjoyed it.

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Superb story brought to Life

I am thoroughly enjoying Brittany Pressley's narration of Diana 's Forbes inaugural book Mistress Suffragette. The book is well researched and written, and Brittany really brings it to life!