A big congratulation to Diana Forbes whose historical novel, Mistress Suffragette just won first place in the Book Excellence Awards for Romance . This is a terrific novel of the suffragette movement in New York and Diana has been wowing audiences on both coasts of the US with her readings of the novel, her incredible twitter feed, and the promise of a sequel.
"The book feels like it was written at the time, reading like an alternate, feminist take on The House of Mirth's "well-born lady in reduced circumstances" with a decidedly happier ending.
A sprightly, winning historical novel about an unexpected romance--between a young woman and her own power."
--Kirkus Book Reviews (***** starred review)