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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Cross the Ocean by Holly Bush (short review)

Cross the Ocean

This was my fun read for the week.

Gertrude was an independent suffragette supporting woman. A fighting woman of her times. The Duke of Wexford is just the opposite. Double standards, women in their place sort of thing. Their meeting was definitely going to create fireworks.

Parallel to their fiery love story is the unusual story of the Duke of Wexford's wife filing for divorce (and getting it). Quite difficult for the times needless to say scandalous when you have three grown up children and one daughter on the brink of being brought out!

Full of very descriptive scenes of both London and America of the 1870s, the way of life for women in both countries and how it was slowly changing despite obstacles added a lot of interest to the love story.

Enjoyed this book courtesy of a free Amazon download.


  1. Sounds very interesting! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    I like reading books that include women's history.

  2. not a free download anymore but I like the sound of it, pretty cover too