The Trial of Lotta Rae by Siobhan MacGowan
.ePUB, 275 pages
Expected Publication: January 19, 2023
By: Welbeck Publishing UK @welbeckpublish
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About The Book:
Set in suffragette London. Lotta Rae is a working-class 15-year-old, raped by a wealthy gentleman, who makes the brave decision to testify in court. William Lindon is a barrister about to lose everything. Both have decisions to make that will change the course of their lives and the lives of everyone around them for generations to come.
This book was fascinating from start to finish. I loved the emotions it evoked in me, everything from heartbreak to anger. What surprised me the most about the book was that the trial itself wasn't the book's main focus but rather the aftermath. I really liked that about the story as it was a refreshingly new take on a woman scorned and out for revenge after being taken advantage of by men, especially a man who was supposed to be on her side to help her get justice.
The writing was exceptional without being wordy. It stayed true to the timeline but you don't need to be a scholar to understand and enjoy it. I also appreciated how Lotta was portrayed as an extraordinary woman with a simple background, proving that you don't need to be rich or highly educated to make a difference in the world. Although not a happy story it is a very real and accurate one that I enjoyed immensely. All. The. Stars.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the Advance Readers Copy.
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