Angels at Sunset

Angels at Sunset The novel begins in in Gettysburg Pennsylvania where Jessica Radford listens to the very first radio broadcast on KDKA which broadcasts the presidential election returns Because of the passage

  • Title: Angels at Sunset
  • Author: Tom Mach
  • ISBN: 9780974515953
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Paperback
  • The novel begins in 1920 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where Jessica Radford listens to the very first radio broadcast on KDKA, which broadcasts the presidential election returns Because of the passage of the 19th Amendment, this is the first time she has ever voted Many years earlier, she advocated against slavery and pushed for equal rights of the freed slaves Later,The novel begins in 1920 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where Jessica Radford listens to the very first radio broadcast on KDKA, which broadcasts the presidential election returns Because of the passage of the 19th Amendment, this is the first time she has ever voted Many years earlier, she advocated against slavery and pushed for equal rights of the freed slaves Later, she joined Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B Anthony, and other suffragists not only for the right to vote but for other rights women ought to have, such as the right to speak in public, the right to have a profession, the right to have property and the right to her own children if she got divorced, as well as many, many other rights denied to them simply because they were women It was a hard fought struggle and Jessica relives it as she reads her a biography that her daughter had written about her AND, all the while, unknown to her, a man is planning to kill her How will it end

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    1. This novel will come as a plasant surprise to readers because it not only depicts accurately the historical events of the women's suffrage movement but it also tells a heart-wrenching story of forgiveness and compassion. The novel begins in 1920 in Gettysburg, PA where Jessica Radford awaits the arrival of her daugher Emma, her son-in-law Francesco, and her granddaughter Anne to take her (Jessica) to Lawrence, KS. Along the way, Jessica recalls her involvement in the suffrage movement, working a [...]

    2. A review of Tom Mach's historical novel, "Angels at Sunset"Reviewed by Susie James "Angels at Sunset" is the second book I won the right to preview courtesy the "" giveaways, and I would recommend it to anyone who would be interested in the culture and history of our United States. I'm a Southerner; let's get that straight -- but my eye for other points of view isn't frozen shut! Mach's book follows two others featuring some of the same characters, starting with "Sissy!", who's one of two very f [...]

    3. Angels at Sunset, by Tom Mach will take you back to a time when strong, courageous women fought to change history—to pave the way for us to enjoy the same rights as men. Many of these women also fought to abolish slavery.The fictional tale of Jessica Radford Chandler, a suffragist, along with flawless, real historic characters and details are intricately woven into a story that kept me reading until the very last word.Angels at Sunset will thrill you with mystery, suspense, danger and struggle [...]

    4. I haven't received my copy yet, just received notice I had won. 9/2/13Received my copy and hope to start soon. Have 2 others plus current read in front. 9/9/13Started 9/15/13Finished 9/15/13Jessica is a suffragette and has been since she was young. Now it is the 1920's, the 19th amendment has passed, and she has voted for the first time. Her daughter Emma is writing a biography on Jessica's life and together with Emma's husband Francesco and daughter Anne, they are taking a trip visiting places [...]

    5. The author of Angels at Sunset, Tom Mach, has given us a rare look into one of the most exciting periods of American history. It was during the late 1800s and early 1900s that challenges to white male domination of our mixed society emerged, and those who dared lead those challenges suffered for their courage. Such a heroine was Jessica Radford Chandler, for whom the author recreates the atmosphere surrounding her struggle so believably that he transports the reader as would a time machine. Plea [...]

    6. Note: I received this book for free through First Reads. As I saw it put elsewhere a free book does not equal a five star review.Angels at sunset was a good read. Historically accurate, emotionally touching, nice believable characters. However, I didn't like it. I enjoyed reading it yes, but it's not a book I will feel compelled to read and re-read. I probably would have enjoyed it more if I had read the first two but I didn't. Nor do I feel any need to. I do not hate the book, it's just not my [...]

    7. I really liked the first two books in this series which took place during the Civil WarI just couldn't get into this one as well. I hadn't expected book three to take place in the early 1900s. The reader was updated on all the characters' lives through letters and memories but I guess because the Independence movement doesn't interest me as much as the Civil War it was a slower read.The research was top notch as was the first two. I recommend it to any one who likes this period in history, and I [...]

    8. Excellent account of the fictional life of Jessica Radford, the third book in a trilogy, as an activist in the movement for Women's vote. This third book also fills in the story of Jessica's earlier life through the Civil War and beyond. I enjoyed the information and was able to "suspend my disbelief" in order to accept the unlikelihood of Jessica's travels as she crossed paths with historical figures. I just enjoyed the tale and learned about the history. The author uses many flashbacks which c [...]

    9. Excellent account of the fictional life of Jessica , as an activist in the movement for Women's right to vote. Tells story of Jessica's earlier life through the Civil War and more. I enjoyed her struggles and life in Gettysburg Pa. I enjoyed the way the author use of flashbacks enhance the novel. This was a book from the author thru .

    10. Received this book from first choice and I was ecstatic I already love historical fiction and this book was excellently written. I enjoyed the characters very much. This was defiantly a good book and very enjoyable!

    11. I received Angels at Sunset through a giveaway! This book had an intriguing story line woven with loads of factual information about the suffragette movement in America. It was definitely an informative read with a topic that is still of concern today.

    12. A great book. Wonderful story about Women's Suffrage from the Civil War to the 1920s. What our foremothers went through to get us today the right to vote. I am sure they are heartbroken to see how few of us vote.

    13. A really great novel about the struggle of women in the early 1920s. A novel every historical fiction lover should read. Received as an ARC copy.

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