Australian historical fiction is a genre that I have been reading a lot more of the past year. I have read a lot more more WW2 stories than WW1, so this was a bit different for me.
I was drawn right into No Small Shame. From Scotland to Australia, this sweeping story of love and loss, head and heart had me diving for my book each lunch break, and making me want to have just a couple of minutes more before I headed back to my desk.
Mary and Liam's story is one that has been played out for centuries. Boy meets girl, meets "unfortunate situation". It's just what they do in that situation is where this story goes.
Mary had my heart from our very first meeting. She is a warrior. She is strong and defiant. She fights for herself even when those around her want her to toe the womanly line. She is trapped by circumstance and the time in history, yet she does not keep her down.
Her journey of self awareness and personal growth had me cheering on each endeavour.
My heart hurt, my heart soared, and I was left thinking about the amazing women who paved the way for women today.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1100 KB
- Print Length: 400 pages
- Publisher: Impact Press (1 April 2020)
- Sold by: Simon & Schuster Digital Sales Inc. (AU)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07WQYNC2G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 1 customer rating
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #153,616 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)