Saturday, March 26, 2022

The Tobacco Wives by Adele Myers

You have to try the new cigarette for women…MOMints.  Especially made for women and safe for pregnant women.

Can you imagine that type of advertisement today?

We meet the tobacco wives endorsing that statement and promoting smoking for everyone.

We also meet Maddie whose mother woke her up in the middle of the night and took her to her Aunt Etta’s.

Aunt Etta lived in the heart of tobacco land in the town called Bright Leaf and where the Bright Leaf Tobacco Company was.

Aunt Etta sewed dresses for the tobacco wives, and Maddie would help her in the summers.

Now that Maddie was there for an unspecified time, she will be helping as a seamstress for these wealthy women.

Maddie didn't know how much she would be helping, but Aunt Etta left her in charge when she became ill.  

Can she do this without her aunt?

Will the women trust her?

They trusted her with their gowns, but she also finds out more about the women than their preferences for gorgeous gowns and what goes on in this seemingly idyllic town.

Will she be able to trust anyone or just play the game?

Maddie is a sweet girl with talent, but not enough confidence.  You will love how she overcomes her shyness and develops confidence and joins in the fight for women’s rights and exposing the lies of the tobacco industry.

THE TOBACCO WIVES takes us inside the industry as the reader learns how things operated and not always on the up and up.

We also learn about seamstresses and fashion during that time and how tough it was for those who were not tobacco executives or the tobacco wives.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. 

Women's fiction fans and historical fiction fans will also enjoy it.  5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher for an honest review.


  1. I hope you get to read this book.

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. Sounds so good! I have been eyeing this one. Great review.

    1. Thanks about my review.

      You will enjoy it, Laurel.

      Thanks for commenting.

  3. I like historical novels from which we can learn something new in history. This seems to be one of them.

    1. I like when I learn something too.

      This was a good one.

      Enjoy, Harvee, and thanks for commenting.

  4. Sounds intriguing. Wheels within wheels!

    1. :)

      It is enjoyable and educational.

      Thanks for commenting, Mystica.