Thursday, October 16, 2014

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The Coming Woman

Top Five Reasons This Novel is Intriguing:
1. I know virtually nothing about Victoria Woodhull.
2. I am interested in learning more about the women's suffrage movement and its participants.
3. I am drawn to historical fiction.
4. I love reading historical fiction that gives a voice to the previously unheard.
5. I am inspired by historical figures who fought against unfair practices.

"The Coming Woman" is a novel based on the life of feminist Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for U.S. President, 50 years before women could even vote! 

Running for President wasn’t Victoria’s only first as a woman. She was also the first to own a successful Wall Street firm, the first to publish a successful national newspaper, and the first to head the two-million-member Spiritualist Association. She was the first woman to enter the Senate Judiciary Committee chambers to petition for woman's suffrage, her argument changing the entire focus of the suffragist movement by pointing out that the 14th and 15th Amendments already gave women the vote. 

In her campaign for the Presidency, Victoria Woodhull boldly addressed many of the issues we still face today: equal pay for equal work; freedom in love; corporate greed and political corruption fueled by powerful lobbyists; and the increasing disparity between the rich and the poor, to name only a few. Her outspoken and common-sense ideas may shed a new perspective on the parallel conundrums of today’s world. 

This bold, beautiful, and sexually progressive woman dared to take on society and religion. To make an example of the hypocrisy in what Mark Twain dubbed The Gilded Age, she exposed the extramarital affairs of the most popular religious figure of the day (Henry Ward Beecher). This led to her persecution and imprisonment and the longest, most infamous trial of the 19th century. But it did not stop her fight for equality. 

Victoria’s epic story, set in the late 1800s, comes to life in a modern, fictional style, while staying true to the actual words and views of the many well-known characters.

We have one eBook copy of The Coming Woman to give to one of our lucky readers. This giveaway is open to those who can receive eBooks via Amazon. You must be 18+ years of age to win. The prize will be emailed by the publicist; Reading Lark is not responsible for prize delivery.

The giveaway runs from October 16-23. Winner will be notified via email on October 24.


  1. This sounds like an awesome book! I am all for the feminist movement and have been studying about the suffragettes and suffrages in Britain which makes me curious to read this book. I also love a good historical fiction!


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