Posted by : Mystee Wednesday, September 1, 2010
My Review: This is an interesting historical read. We follow Margaret through many twists and turns in her goals to not just be the same as every other female in the 1800s.
She grew up as the child of a minister and wanted to be a doctor. She didn't want to be seen as women were in that time period. She wanted to be more.
A neat twist in this book: it's not actually told in the 1800s. It's told in the 1960s by someone who found her chest filled with stories to her life. You do need to pay attention and follow the book. It's a refreshing way to get a little history as someone is discovering things that were a hundred years before them. It does do some back and forth century changing, but I didn't find it hard to follow.
There's also more history included as you dig through Margaret's Seachest and learn some various cultural traditions. This books combine many areas: Russia, India, England, etc.
A handy glossary is included at the back of the book to help with some terms.
I found this book to be a very entertaining read. It's perfect for a colder night, a nice fire and a cup of tea.
Review copy of this book provided by the author/publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. In no way did the provision of the book affect the outcome of my review.