About the Book
Chattanooga society is turned upside down as a young woman has the audacity to ride a bicycle–in bloomers!
It’s 1895. Anna Gaines, 19, struggles to conquer her insecurities after a horrible fall years ago from her beloved horse, Longstreet. On a visit with her aunt in Brooklyn, she’s drawn to the new pastime of bicycling. But back at home, cycling is a scandalous sport for a proper lady. Southern women did not engage in activities meant for men.
Anna has her eye on Peter Sawyer, president of the Cycling Club. As community outrage grows, an unexpected turn of events pits Anna against Peter in a race between the sexes.
Will Anna prove that women deserve the same right as men to ride “the wheel?” Will she choose to live a quiet, traditional life of a housewife and mother? Or will she pursue college and become one of the “new women” emerging into the twentieth century on the seat of a bicycle? What will become of the spark between Anna and Peter?
Faith, patience, and courage help Anna to become the person she was meant to be.
About the Author
Mike Mizrahi has a master’s degree in public relations, advertising, and applied communication from Boston University. After a career in corporate public affairs, he retired to pursue writing. After a mission trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo, he wrote his first novel, “Kabirizi’s Revenge,” and is also the author of “The Unnamed Girl.” Mike and his wife Karen live in Woodland Hills, Calif., where the couple raised their two adult children, and he enjoys reading and writing.
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The Great Chattanooga Bicycle Race by Mike H. Mizrahi is a fun read about women’s rights, including the right to ride a bicycle and in bloomers none the less and the controversy that went along with this event in history. This is a story that readers of historical fiction will thoroughly enjoy as they come to know the characters and their stories. It is a story that will cause readers to think and is an eye-opening experience to what took place during this amazing time of of history. I would recommend this novel to readers that want to learn more about the history of women and the bicycle.
Genre: historical, romance, Christian
Publisher: Redemption Press
Publication date: April 10, 2017
Number of pages: 279
A review copy of this book was provided by LitFuse. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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