Thursday, December 18, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: "The Bootlegger's Wife" by Terri Lee

Frances Durant is the daughter of a high profile society family in New York in the 1920's. She's wild and reckless, svorning the life her family demands that she live: bored and rich, with a suitable husband and never, ever speaking her mind.
She then meets Frankie Lee, a Marine, and falls deeply in love, but he's poor with no family and her parents don't approve of the engagement...but they don't care.
This is the story of rebellion, true love, struggle, the Depression, prohibition and loss...of more than one kind.

I will give everyone reading this a warning: BUY TISSUES. If you don't cry, I highly suspect that you have no heart.
I have no words for The Bootlegger's Wife. It's the story of a young woman with a heart and soul as bright as the rising sun, who doesn't take no for an answer, who rejects the loveless life her parents have and want to force on her. Frances is one if the most delightful characters and a great role model for young girls today.
Frankie, likewise, is a wonderful leading man, with a lot of heart and sweet personality.
The supporting characters, like Lucy abd Sophia, are lovable, while others, like Lena, are absolutely detestable...but they need to be.
It's about forbidden love and hard-won happiness during a dark time: after WWI and during the Depression. While there were some editing errors, I couldn't find fault in this book. I read it in a day, and want to read it again. It's a sad story, but full of hope. There's no Hollywood ending, there's a real life ending.
I LOVED every word of it and want to read more!

5/5--a tearjerker.

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1 comment:

  1. This was a WONDERFUL book. You're right...a box of Kleenex is a must-have...but a sense of humor comes in handy, as well!