I was given an ARC of this book through NetGalley and the publishers for an honest review.
I enjoyed reading this book very much as it made me go a little further and seeking more knowledge of bare knuckle boxing women in history. I was very surprised to discover that this indeed did take place from the 1700s and in the Victorian era it was not as regulated as the mens boxing. The two main characters of Lady Patience Lane and Sinclair Chambers were and their respective ties to the women's boxing in the Victorian era were just as facinating Lady Patience's mother was one of these women who was pugilists named Ivory Bess and who suffered dire concquences of her injuries years later. Lady Patience is trying to warn the people who profit from women boxing that the matches and rules should be regulated. Sinclair Chamber who is the new Earl of Seville is in dire straights as his father has died and left the family estates bankrupted. He has come to London to try and get much needed funds to save said estates. He is going to take part in planned fights to win a large purse of $10.000 pounds. I have been very pleased to read this book and to have learned more about the subject and practice of women boxing, brutal though is maybe the love story was enjoyable.
- Paperback: 244 pages
- Publisher: La Loma Elite Publishing (12 March 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 194508930X
- ISBN-13: 978-1945089305
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 331 g
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews