Author: L. Davis Munro
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Rating: 4 stars
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.
Being an independent woman in 1913 London is certainly empowering, but Emmy Nation is tired of the inescapable damp seeping through her worn shoes and the hopeless grumblings of her stomach.
When she receives an offer from Scotland Yard to boost her typist income by spying on the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), Emmy jumps at the chance. But as she grows closer to the WSPU women the lines begin to blur, and when a painful part of her past resurfaces Emmy begins to question her choices.
How far are you willing to go to secure your equality?
Emmy Nation: Undercover Suffragette is an entertaining, engaging read about Emmy Nation, an independent woman in 1913 London. Unfortunately life isn’t all that glamorous for her as a typist, but when Scotland Yard offers her an extra income for spying on the Women’s Soc ial and Political Union, also known as WSPU, Emmy takes the opportunity with both hands. But as she grows closer to the other women of the WSPU, she begins to question her choice to take on this assignment.
The writing was great, and with some vivid descriptions, the author managed to paint the era and setting so clearly I could picture it. Emmy is a great character, and she has an unique, vibrant personality. Despite being conflicted over her choices, she never came across as whiny or anything – I thought she was brave, intelligent, capable, independent and had a strong voice.
I look forward to reading the next of Emmy’s adventures. Recommended to historical fiction fans.