This is another unique book by Marthe Jocelyn, a writer from my home town here in Stratford, Ontario.
This book features some true tales from astonishing women such as, Sei Shonagon, Margaret Cathchpole, Mary Hayden Russell, Harriet Ann Jacobs, Isabella Beeton, Mary Kingsley, Nellie Bly, Daily Ashfrod, Ada Blackjack, Dang Thuy Tram, and Doris Pilkington Garimara.
In addition, Marthe starts with a unique description of the writer’s life. In her first section entitled, To Begin. She speaks about how she loves to write outside on a table on her porch or hammock. What a great memento for writers.
Each of these stories by these women offers so much inspiration for writers. Through the seemingly daily scribbles of these wonderful women, we have a masterpiece that every woman should be proud of. We all have a story to tell. I just wish that we would take the time to pen our stories, not as something that no one would care about but as something that everyone will be inspired by.
I recommend the book to everyone who is a writer or an aspiring writer, or is just interested in the historical elements of where women came from and under what conditions they wrote. I also recommend this book to any woman in the Book Mine Book Club!
What a gem of wisdom and inspiration this book is!
Rating: 5+ stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth