Sunday, November 16, 2014

A Woman's Choice by Annie Thomas

From Gloucestershire, England, to New York City.

Making her way with her mother, Jenny, to a new life in America after her father died, Clara realized she was able to take care of her mother and still make choices. The boat ride across the Atlantic wasn't pleasant, but Clara And her mother met folks to share the worries and hopefully folks that they would see again some day.

Clara also found out that New Yorkers were not a pleasant lot. The early days of their arrival were spent in adapting to living in the small apartment with Jenny's sister and her family and her mother working way under the wages she deserved.

You will love Clara and feel sorry for her because of what she had to endure in her living conditions and in the work she found in New York.  Clara was very unhappy and tired of having to work so hard. Clara's mother was a bit difficult to like because of her dependence on Clara and her acting like the child instead of the parent.

A WOMAN'S CHOICE is historical fiction set in the early 1900's and during the time New York was growing.  We get to see what it was like to live and work in New York and see the hardships and poverty that the residents endured to make their way in America.

Clara grew along with New York and used her talent to make her own choices. 
Clara's determination was incredible, and her success was the result of her determination.

​A WOMAN'S CHOICE flowed nicely, gave the reader a history of New York, and was a lovely read. 

I enjoyed A WOMAN'S CHOICE and would recommend this book to historical fiction fans and folks who enjoy women's fiction.  4/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the author in return for an honest review.


  1. A very enjoyable book with a terrific main character.

  2. I like strong women like Clara. I hope I get to this book eventually.

  3. Clara was a VERY strong woman who knew what she wanted.

    Thanks for stopping, Mystica.

  4. Sounds interesting - both for the character of Clara and for the time and place of its setting. Another one for the TBR list perhaps.

  5. It is a terrific historical fiction book, Dorothy.

    You may enjoy it as much as I did.

    Thanks for stopping by, Dorothy.

  6. Hi Elizabeth,

    I used to read books from this genre on an almost exclusive basis, but since I have been blogging and reviewing, I have certainly broadened my horizons somewhat!

    That's not to say that I don't enjoy a slice of historical women's fiction once in a while and this book does sound very good.

    I am always amazed by the amount of US authors who set their storylines in the UK and of course, vice versa. One would assume that it would be so much easier to write about a place and history detail, about which you are familiar!

    Nice review and thanks for sharing.

    Have a good week,


  7. Thanks, Yvonne, for the compliment on my review.

    That is very interesting how folks write about a place that is not their homeland. It turns out very well so I guess that's what matters. :)

    Thanks for stopping, Yvonne.

  8. I love books set in old New York. I'll have to look for this one!

  9. It was quite good.

    I hope you get to read it, stacybuckeye.

    THANKS for stopping.