Something Worth Doing by Jane Kirkpatrick

Abigail Scott gave up her career as a schoolteacher in 1853 when she married Ben Duniway.  However, after her husband is injured, she returns to work to support the family.  It does not take her long to realize that women need a stronger voice, so she devotes the rest of her life to fighting for women’s rights.

I love Jane Kirkpatrick’s stories because she does a fantastic job of researching her history! This particular novel is based on a true story, which is very fascinating.  I was intrigued by all the history surrounding women’s rights and felt that the story was well researched and well written.  The tone of this story is more serious than other fictional works I typically read, but I did learn a lot.  I think the book was a little dry at times.  I appreciate the author’s hard work in writing a character that is flawed, with mistakes along her journey, but she still triumphed and paved the way for women.  Overall, I liked this book, although I think those who like history and even nonfiction works may enjoy this more than others.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Publishing.  Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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