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Remember the Ladies

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The author did nothing wrong it was totally me.  This story was just not for me.  I couldn’t connect with the characters and did not enjoyi what I read.
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This was a satisfying, memorable read.  The author has shone a light on this portion of history, all while creating a captivating story to accompany us. 
Many thanks to Five Star Publishing and to NetGalley for providing me with a galley in exchange for my honest opinion.
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Thank you to Five Star Publishing and Net Galley for the chance to read and review this book. I really enjoyed this book! This is the story of Amelia Cooke, a very strong and political young woman. She is hired to help get the vote for women passed. This book was amazing because it showed a lot of the deal making that goes on behind the scenes when politicians are trying to pass a bill. Amelia's main rival is Edward Stillman, who she met when she was a young girl just starting out. This is the story of their relationship, as well as their political lives. I thought this was a great book!
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It's astounding that women  have only had the right to vote for barely a century.  Remember The Ladies gives an eye opening look into the decades long struggle that so many brave suffragettes took part in.  

We see the fight for suffrage through the eyes of Congressional lobbyist, Amelia Cooke who is a women ahead of her time.  Interring look into manners, Congress, and the treatment of women in all areas during the Gilded Age.

One of the best historic fiction novels I have come across!

Thank you to Net Galley for the advance edition!
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As a female I love books that teach me about ladies in our history.  this should be part of women's "herstory" month
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Remember the Ladies is a true historical fiction novel.     It tells the story of how the government works in the past and how it still works.    There is more than just taking a bill to the floor of Congress and the Congressmen voting.     What I found interesting is how Gina Mulligan focused on the right for women to vote.    

Lobbyists are typical men in the 1887’s until Amelia Cooke arrives in Washington D.C.      She becomes a women lobbyist and takes a special interest in many future laws and in many interesting lawmakers.     Amelia grew up in an orphanage and was always promoting equal rights, even as a child.   As she leaves the orphanage and is trying to find herself she realizes exactly what she wants to do and goes about accomplishing it.     I enjoyed how strong and self sufficient Amelia was portrayed as.    She has moments of weakness’ throughout the story but not often.      

Edward Stllman is an interesting politician.     I enjoyed the sparring of words between Amelia and Edward, while hoping that maybe they would find common ground and be a couple.    It was interesting to see the lengths that Edward would go to pass the laws he needed pass and stop the laws that would work in his favor.    I could have handled knowing more about his personal life as his wife and children were mentioned a few times but we didn’t really know much about them.     I also wonder what kind of a life he would have had if his father had been less in charge.    

I recommend checking it out.    This is a book that will stay with me and I cannot wait to share the story with my fellow book lovers
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A nice book with interesting historical background and nice writing. 
Its a great read to get a bit of a fictionalised version of women writing for their right to vote, and i really enjoyed a lot about this book. 

I do have to say that i found some sections a bit dragged out and think they could have been cut a bit shorter to get to the more interesting moments -but that's a personal preference i would think. 

All in all really well done historical fiction about a very important and interesting topic!
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Thank you to NetGalley and Five Star Publishing for a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  I enjoyed this piece of historical fiction about the suffrage movement and women's right to vote.
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I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my unbiased opinion.

After her parents die in a carriage wreck when she is 4, Amelia Cooke grows up in an orphanage.  She wants to be able to learn the things the boys are learning there, but the ladies running the orphanage refuse to let her.  When Amelia leaves the orphanage, a chance meeting leaves her wanting to be a lobbyist in Washington to speak up for those without power, as she was/is as an orphan and a woman in the 1800s.  Early in her lobbyist career, Amelia meets Edward Stillman, a politician with grand plans.  Their careers often pit Amelia and Stillman on opposite sides of the coin, including their latest fight – a possible amendment to give women the right to vote.

The first part of this book covers Amelia’s early life and how she became a lobbyist.  Then the rest of the book follows their attempts to get the amendments for women’s suffrage passed or blocked.  This was definitely an interesting story concept.  The first part of the book kind of dragged for me.  I understand it was necessary to give us Amelia’s backstory for why she is the way she is as a lobbyist, but I felt it was too long to give us brief snapshots but too short to really feel involved in her story.  It picked up once she got to Washington, though.  The end felt very out of character to me, though.
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